Tag Archives: 1970s

Erotic Escape / Bananes mécaniques (1973) Jean-François Davy, Marie-Claire Davy, Elisabeth Drancourt, Philippe Gasté, Comedy, Erotic

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Pauline was an enticing free spirited young Gallic girl whose wealthy father just happened to own a lush chateau in the South of France. So when four of her very attractive girlfriends show up with no place to stay, what can she do except throw a wild summer long kink fest of riotously satisfying orgies? Every eligible man in the local village stops by at least once, as the five vacationing French maidens share the fun of their Erotic Escape!

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Sechs Schwedinnen im Pensionat / Six Swedes on a Campus (1979) Erwin C. Dietrich, Brigitte Lahaie, Lynn Monteil, France Lomay, Comedy, Erotic

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Erwin Dietrich scores again with this sexy and fantasy-filled take on Girls School antics. Brigitte Lahaie shines, as usual, and the other cast members play their parts with gusto! The libidinous female teacher gives some memorable “health” classes (on exploring their own bodies, etc.), pillow-fights in the dorm, voyeurism, even nude butterfly-catching!

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Witches’ Hammer / Kladivo na carodejnice (1970) Otakar Vávra, Vladimír Smeral, Elo Romancik, Josef Kemr, Drama, History

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The time is the seventeenth century. The beggar Maryna Schuchová hides the Host in her scarf at the Communion. She admits to the parish priest Schmidt that she intended to give it to the midwife Groerová to heal her ailing cow. The young priest declares her a witch and convinces the Sumperk countess De Galle to summon the inquisitor Boblig from Edelstadt. This failed student of law sees the offer as a great opportunity. He uses torture and threats to force the women from the to testify to their meetings with the devil and learn by heart the lies he has made up for the inquisition tribunal. Boblig accuses the wealthy burghers of witchcraft as well, and so wants to seize their possessions.

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The Salzburg Connection (1972) Lee H. Katzin, Barry Newman, Anna Karina, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Drama, Thriller

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An American lawyer on vacation in Europe is asked by a book publisher to stop by the Austrian town of Salzburg to see a photographer who’s taking pictures for a book on picturesque Austrian lakes. Upon his arrival he senses that something is wrong when the photographer seems to have vanished, leaving a near panic-stricken wife and a sinister, secretive brother. Before he knows it, the lawyer finds himself mixed up with spies, assassins, and the hunt for a list made up by the Nazis during World War II of people who collaborated with them.

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Punishment Park (1971) Peter Watkins, Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Drama, Thriller

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“Punishment Park” is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews’s news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game. The soldiers vow not to interfere with the rebels’ progress and merely shepherd them along to their destination. At that point, having obtained their goal, they will be released. The film crew’s coverage is meant to insure that the military’s intentions are honorable.

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Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Sidney Lumet, Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Having sorted a matter out in the Middle East, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) is returning to England aboard the Orient Express. During the journey, Poirot encounters his friend Bianchi (Martin Balsam), a director of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, which owns the line. The train is unusually crowded for the time of year: every first-class berth has been booked. Shortly after the train’s departure from Constantinople, a wealthy American businessman, Ratchett (Richard Widmark), tries to secure Poirot’s services for $15,000 since he has received many death threats, but Poirot finds the case of little interest and turns it down. That night the train is caught in heavy snows in the Balkans. The next morning Ratchett is found stabbed to death in his cabin…

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Watcher in the Attic / Edogawa Ranpo ryoki-kan Yaneura no sanposha (1976) Noboru Tanaka, Junko Miyashita, Renji Ishibashi, Hiroshi Chô, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Erotic

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Based on a story by well-praised Japanese writer Edogawa Rampo. In Tokyo, 1923, Saburo Gouda is exploring secrets of his fellow-occupants of an apartment building. All from above, using spy-holes bored in ceilings of his neighbors rooms. After he sees a meeting between aristocratic (and bored) Lady Minako and a clown, he realizes, that pursuit of Minako’s blooming dark realm of senses is drawing themselves by the corruption they both experience and cause.

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