Tag Archives: 1970s

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Adventure, Comedy, War

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Set in Mexico, a nun called Sara is rescued from three cowboys by Hogan, who is on his way to do some reconnaissance, for a future mission to capture a French fort. The French are chasing Sara, but not for the reasons she tells Hogan, so he decides to help her in return for information about the fort defences. Inevitably the two become good friends but Sara has a secret..

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Women in Revolt (1971) Paul Morrissey, Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, Comedy, Drama

Women in Revolt (1971)
This film is a satire of the women’s liberation movement, staring a trio of female impersonators. Candy is an aloof heiress caught in an unhappy relationship with her brother. Jackie is a virginal intellectual who believes women are oppressed in contemporary American society. And Holly is a nymphomaniac who has come to loathe men, despite her attraction to them. Together, they join a militant feminist group, P.I.G. (Politically Involved Girls), but their newfound liberation doesn’t make them any happier.

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Le Journal intime d’une nymphomane / Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973) Jesús Franco, Howard Vernon, Doris Thomas, Anne Libert, Thriller, Exploitation, Drama, Erotic

Le Journal intime d'une nymphomane AKA Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973)
Linda Vargas picks up Ortiz in a bar where she works in a lesbian show with Maria Toledano. She seduces him, phones the police and kills herself. Ortiz is held on suspicion of her murder. Ortiz’s wife, Rosa, visits a friend of Linda’s, the Countess Anna de Monterey who tells her how Linda went into a spiral of sex and drugs after being assaulted by Ortiz as a young girl at a fair-ground. Linda became the Countess’s lover, then had a disastrous love affair with Alberto, the Countess’ boyfriend. Rosa also meets Maria, who holds Linda’s diary, where she relates how a fake Doctor turned her away from drugs and into a nymphomaniac.

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Baba Yaga / Kiss Me, Kill Me (1973) Corrado Farina, Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Isabelle De Funès, Horror

Baba Yaga AKA Kiss Me, Kill Me (1973)
Strange things have been happening to Valentina, a young and beautiful professional photographer, ever since she made the acquaintance of Baba Yaga, a mysterious older woman who gave her a lift home late one night. For one thing, Valentina has been having weird, kinky nightmares. For another, one of Valentina’s cameras seems to have acquired a deadly curse. And then there was that visit to Baba Yaga’s house, where Valentina discovered bizarre relics, including a dominatrix doll, and a bottomless pit in the living room. Valentina comes to realize that Baba Yaga is a witch who is out to possess her – body and soul.

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974) Brian De Palma, Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Rock opera version of The Phantom of the Opera which also serves as a dark satire of the music business. Notorious record tycoon Swan has sold his soul to the devil for eternal youth and success – 20 years ago. Swan’s current scheme is to steal the music from meek and nerdy composer Winslow Leach to celebrate the opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. While trying to stop Swan, Leach was framed and convicted for drug dealing, and becomes the victim of a freak accident that leaves him horribly disfigured. He takes refuge in the cavernous Paradise, hiding his mangled face beneath an eerie mask and planning gruesome vengeance upon Swan – and everyone else who has hurt him.

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Le petit bougnat (1970) Bernard Toublanc-Michel, Claude Amazan, Isabelle Adjani, Vincenzo Sartini, Comedy, Drama

Le petit bougnat (1970)
This French film stars Claude Amazan as a child coal merchant eager to go to summer camp. When the long awaited departure day arrives, however, he realizes that his mother forgot to register his name with the rest of the group. Desperate to join them, the young coal merchant tries to find a way to integrate himself with the other campers. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Rose (Isabelle Adjani), who refuses to join the kids and goes so far as to run away from the bus. While the coal merchant is busy avoiding authorities who want to remove him from the rest of the group, Rose continues to sulk and search for a way back home…

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