Mar 19

Virgin Report (1972) aka Jungfrauen-Report

Jungrauen Report is an almost mondo style pseudo documentary on the history of virginity and the pleasures and problems that maintaining and losing it has caused throughout the world and throughout the ages. Sex Report/Schoolgirl Report films were a popular phenomena in Europe during the seventies, and Franco was never one to not get in on a phase, so it makes sense that he’s got at least one of these in his massive and ever growing filmography.

Continue reading

Jul 08

Celestine, Maid at Your Service (1974) a.K.a Célestine… bonne à tout faire

celestine_maid_at_your_serviceItalian sex comedy from Jess Franco actually has the same source of Luis Bunuel’s Diary of a Chambermaid but this here goes for way more laughs. The police raid a brothel and a prostitute (Lina Romay) escapes into the countryside. The woman, Celestine, ends up at a rich folks house where she ends up sleeping with two of the servants who then get her a job as a maid.
Continue reading

Jun 16

Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves (1972) aka Robinson und seine wilden Sklavinnen

Robinson_and_his_tempestuous_slave_1974Meet Poor old Mr Robinson who is so bored at home with his terrible and an annoying house wife and her Mother. At work One day, he decides to retire from urban life and spend the rest of his time with three very nice girls on an island. But beware! there’s awful cannibals.
Continue reading

Nov 22

Summer Palace (2007) aka Yihe yuan

posterCountry girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou Wei. Driven by obsessive passions they can neither understand nor control, their relationship becomes one of dangerous games – betrayals, recriminations, provocations – as all around them, their fellow students begin to demonstrate, demanding democracy and freedom. Protests collapse, and Yu and Zhou lose each other amidst the social chaos and panicked crowds. Zhou Wei is sent to a summer military camp, and on his release moves to Berlin, fleeing both his country and memories of Yu. She finds a job, a lover, but can not forget Zhou. In Germany, social unrest is mounting: calls for freedom, demonstrations for democracy. A familiar story for Zhou. Weary, still haunted by Yu, he returns to China as the Berlin Wall crashes down. He finds her at last, in a small town. From evening to dawn, their future stretches before them, two changed souls in a changed world.
Continue reading

Nov 01

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) aka The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)In 1804, in Transylvania, a Chinese walker heads to the castle of Dracula. He awakes Dracula from his tomb and explains that he is Kah, the High Priest of the Seven Golden Vampires in China that are powerless. He needs Dracula to restore their power and the vampire takes Kah’s body and image. One hundred years later, Professor Laurence Van Helsing gives a lecture at a Chinese university about the legend of the Seven Golden Vampires but the students leave the auditorium finding that the all the exposition is superstition. However the student Hsi Ching meets Van Helsing at home and tells that the legend is true and he knows the location of the vampires. Van Helsing accepts to travel to the village in the countryside to help to destroy the vampires and the wealthy widow Mrs. Vanessa Buren, who has befriend his son Leyland Van Helsing, offers to sponsor the expedition provided she may go with them. Soon they embark with seven siblings skilled in kung-fu in a dangerous expedition to destroy the Golden Vampires and Dracula.
Continue reading