Exploitation

Anthony Spinelli – Touch Me (1971)

A group of young couples and other singles arrive at an experimental ‘encounter group’ to try and solve their sexual hangups. Anything goes and everyone tries something new. Fun fact: Academy Award winning editor Michael Kahn’s third thing he ever edited! Various young people have assembled to discuss and try to resolve their sexual issues. The setting is the private home of a doctor who administers the therapies. There’s the guy who is insecure about his penis size. There’s another guy who harbors rape fantasies. There’s a bickering couple and a wife who is rather frigid and of course, the prerequisite lesbian who feels compelled to get “cured” but ends up adding a few numbers of straight women to her black book. The sex here is more clinical-both cinematically and in a literal sense as everyone learns to shed their inhibitions and express and enact their wildest fantasies. Read More »

Richard Franklin – Fantasm (1976)

Professor Jungenot A. Freud explores ten common female sexual fantasies as described by some of his patients. Read More »

Donald M. Jones – Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)

Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved “games” that often end in torture and murder. Read More »

Atsushi Yamatoya – Ke no haeta kenjû AKA The Pistol That Sprouted Hair (1968)

Shirō raids the office of the organization that attacked his lover, wreaking havoc and escaping with a stolen handgun. In retaliation, the organization hires two killers to get rid of Shirō. The duo begin to develop a strange kinship with their target… Read More »

Atsushi Yamatoya – Uragiri no kisetsu AKA Season of Treason (1966)

A press photographer returns to Japan from the war in Vietnam after losing his friend and fellow photographer on the battlefield. Read More »

Georges Cachoux – Le chouchou de l’asile (1979)

A mad man prematurely goes out of a psychiatric hospital and pretend to be Hitler’s son to go back in. Read More »

Guido Zurli – La vergine di Bali AKA The Virgin of Bali (1972)

Bali-Archipelago-thrills from director Guido Zurli who also gave us the urban cannibal
flick Lo Strangolatore di Vienna. In La Vergine di Bali, an English gentleman banker gets
fed up with the London city rat race and ventures to Bali to find the meaning of life.
Which, by the way seems to include severe alcoholism, brawls, harassing prostitutes,
playing with local kids on the beach and making disparaging comments to anyone trying
to talk to you. Read More »