Piero Schivazappa – Femina Ridens AKA The Frightened Woman (1969) (DVD)

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Witness the ultimate subjugation of a woman to serve the most twisted desires of man in the achingly hip ‘n’ horny Femina Ridens, where the kinkiest urges are played to a deadly conclusion…

The beautifully sensuous Dagmar Lassander stars as Maria, the living sex toy of Dr Sayer (Philippe Leroy) who delights in killing women at the point of orgasm. Sayer’s prolonged campaign of degradation pushes Maria right to the edge of death but the spell she casts on him will lead to the most extraordinary climax of a lifetime!

Stylish, imaginative and deliciously twisted, this kitschy 60s pop art erotica-fest boasts gorgeous set design, an even more alluring leading lady and a heady desire to please the viewer with increasingly bizarre and dangerous sex games. Continue reading

Piero Schivazappa – Femina ridens AKA The Frightened Woman (1969)

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With a style that is reminiscent of erotica guru, Radley Metzger, it is hard to believe that he did not direct The Frightened Woman. However, one can see why Metzger chose to release the film under his company Audubon Films. Imagine sets that are similar to Camille 2000, a sensual score by Stelvio Cipriani, and the perversity (though not nearly as extreme) of the Marquis de Sade combined in one film. Continue reading