Jean Rollin – Les démoniaques aka Demoniacs aka Curse of the Living Dead (1974)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152

Quote:
Jean Rollin’s surreal pirate film takes place on land amidst the skeletons of beached and plundered ships, the legacy of a cutthroat band of “wreckers” who lure ships into the shallows. When a pair of survivors, young girls glowing in white nightgowns, wander through the shallows seeking help from the merry quartet, they are summarily molested, beaten, and left for dead. Like in many of Rollin’s films, the story doesn’t make much narrative sense–the girls escape to the haunted ruins where a woman in clown makeup cares for them and a mysterious magician gives them the power to take their revenge in return for sex–but the logic takes on a dreamlike quality appropriate to the gorgeous and bizarre imagery. In a strange tavern adorned with skeletons (and a man playing with a Dracula doll!), the Captain is haunted by visions of the girls as white-faced specters. A search for the girls amidst the rotting hulls of old ships culminates in a fiery inferno that burns spectacularly against the night sky. Meanwhile well-endowed costar Joëlle Coeur strips at the slightest suggestion, frolics and bounces on a bed, and runs around the beach topless while hunting the girls. Rollin’s strange little film, a ghost story without ghosts, rambles on a little too long before it culminates in a self-destructive frenzy and ends on a sad, serene note. Continue reading

Joseph W. Sarno – Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town (1975)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152

A seductive woman, who left her small fishing town long ago after being caught with another woman’s husband, returns to shake up the place by seducing everyone, including the woman and her girlfriends.

Starring: Rebecca Brooke, Jennifer Welles, Jennifer Jordan, Eric Edwards, Jamie Gillis, Chris Jordan, Julia Sorel & Susan Sloan. Continue reading

Niva Ruschell – Tongue (1976)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152

Pornographic Blacksploitation. Quasi, a Black man with a 9 inch tongue lives alone with a pet frog. Since his girl friend left him 2 years ago he has become mute and used by everyone. While playing chess by himself on a park bench he is humiliated by a young woman. He’s then sexually taken advantage of by his gay doctor whose nurse hooks him up with her nymphomaniac friend Cherry, played by Briggite Maier, who then proceeds to have her friend Nancy over for a threesome. He constantly dreams of his ex and holds his pet close to a ceramic frog as if to symbolize the meaningless of it all. He walks alone on the beach and stops to stare at a young black couple lying on a towel. The man threatens him and chases him away. He picks some flowers intending to go back to Brigitte’s place but when he arrives an orgy in process. He walks along the beach and goes home only to see his ex with a white man. Continue reading

Jérôme de Missolz – La mécanique des femmes AKA The Mechanics of Women (2000)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152

The Mechanics of Women is based on the novel by Louis Calaferte and directed by Jerome De Missolz. It concerns one man’s obsession and one woman’s appetite, and the consequences of their ultimate meeting. A man is entering the final stages of a love affair. His girlfriend tells him a tale of a woman, lurking of the streets of Paris in a search of men to conquer. The man, obsessed with this image of the woman, embarks on a quest. He enters a series of brief sexual encounters in hopes of finding her. His mind flows between fantasy and reality as he relives a lifetime of hapless affairs and one-night stands. One night, he attends a party in the projects when he comes face-to-face with the object of his obsession…

Jerome de Missolz is a well-known documentary film -maker. He has also directed a number of television films on fashion, politics and social issues, including a potrait of Yves Saint-Laurent; < fascism: The Return >. < La Mecanique des Femmes > is his first feature. Continue reading

Roland Lethem – Le sexe enragé aka The Red Cunt (1970)

29f7c043f76a2bde437fd0d52a185152

Quote:
This film was made in the 70’s, with Jean-Pierre Bouyxou. The superimpositions at the end are in some ways influenced by Etienne O’Leary’ stuff : Lethem didn’t saw the films, but Bouyxou was talking to him so much about these movies that if influenced him surely…

This is part of the “belgian underground” with Patrick Hella, Noel Godin, etc… Continue reading