Walerian Borowczyk – Contes Immoraux (Reconstruction) (1974)
Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, ‘The Tide’, is set in the
present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. ‘Therese Philosophe’ is set in the nineteenth century, and concerns a girl being locked in her bedroom, where she contemplates the erotic potential of the objects contained within it. ‘Erzsebet Bathory’ is a portrait of the sixteenth-century countess who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins, while ‘Lucrezia Borgia’ concerns an incestuous fifteenth-century orgy involving Lucrezia, her brother, and her father the Pope.
No info on how this edition differs from prior releases, except for a hint that Borowczyk’s feature “La Bete” may have originated as a short ? [O.K., correction: this is answered in the IMDB link. It should be interesting to see how much of the feature story was present in the short.] I already had several other of his films, including the “non-restored” version of this one, but this collection may remain moot for me, unless English subs can be located.
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