Stanley Kubrick's over 3-hour costume drama adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel was one of the director's most underrated films.
The gorgeously-filmed period piece featured astonishing, gorgeous candlelit cinematography by John Alcott and oil painting-like tableaus. Among the nude scenes were her bathtime as a despondent newly-wed wife, and his own infidelities with his wife's maids, as he kissed two topless ladies. One love-making scene between them was deleted from the final release.
Capone Lacking historical accuracy, this crude and violent crime biopic was a Roger Corman-produced exploitation film, taking advantage of The Godfather mobster film craze at its time. Its poster tagline promised:. First seen on the streets of Brooklyn, Capone was transferred to Chicago where he worked his way up the ranks, while dealing in rackets, bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution. He mentored and then competed with local crime boss Johnny Torrio Harry Guardino.
Some of the footage was reused from Roger Corman's own The St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The first full frontal female nudity an open crotch shot in a major-studio or mainstream American film was found in this film.
In the most notorious scene, Iris opened her legs in full view as she left Capone's bed. A year later, a series of R-rated films in the sexually-revolutionary s were inspired and loosely based on the novelized true accounts or raunchy memoirs of former call-girl and madam Xaviera Hollander, published in as The Happy Hooker: My Own Story. She was originally "Secretary of the Year" in her native Holland before moving to New York City and becoming notorious as a 'high-class' Madam who was arrested for running a bordello.
She continued to write autobiographical books and sex guides, and for three and a half decades served as Penthouse Magazine's sex-advice columnist for "Call Me Madam.
The films were produced by the Cannon Group - the last film in the trilogy was overseen by its notorious new owners Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.
Three different actresses portrayed the title character in the trilogy, Lynn Redgrave a respectable actress , Joey Heatherton a leggy blonde bombshell , and Martine Beswicke:.
The first film in the three-part franchise was a slow-paced, tame and unappealing adult film about sex-for-hire. Its tagline was:. You Know About Sex. Now Learn About Life. The nakedness occurred during two scenes when she was dressed in food as an ice cream sundae and in a whipped cream wedding dress. A series of infamous, violent and shocking B-films, all with the title of Ilsa, were released in the mid to late s. They were part of the era's trend to exhibit women-in-prison WIP films and add Nazi-exploitation to the mix, after the tremendous success of Love Camp 7 All of the films featured torture sometimes with sex involved , in various locales: a Nazi prison camp somewhere in Germany, in Saudi Arabia with sheiks kidnapping for their harems, in an asylum, and in Russia's Siberia.
This Canadian production from David F. Friedman was the original film in a series see above. The first film in the series, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS - was sick and semi-pornographic with abundant gratuitous full-frontal female nudity and gruesome incidents. Coincidentally, it was shot on the set used for the Hogan's Heroes TV show after it was cancelled.
It was reportedly based on the real life atrocities of merciless Nazi murderess Ilse Koch who was christened the "Bitch of Butchenwald.
Ilsa big-breasted Las Vegas showgirl Dyanne Thorne was featured as the camp's nymphomaniacal, over-the-top, sadistic commandant, who personally inspected stripped female prisoners, and decided which would be 'retrained' to serve the soldiers of the Third Reich, or be subject to torturous medical experiments.
Ilsa conducted private research to prove that females could take more pain than males including the use of electrified dildos and electrodes attached to sensitive areas - one hapless female experimental test subject was Anna Maria Marx who was mercilessly tortured for "three nights" and couldn't be broken. Torture victim Uschi Digard was strung up in a pressurized chamber until she died, and another prisoner Sharon Kelly was hung upside down outdoors to die. Prisoner Peggy Sipots was gagged, hung by her neck with a noose and standing on a melting ice block at the end of a dinner table during a party held for other German commandants.
After the dinner, the drunken and aroused Commandant invited Ilsa to urinate on his face as he laid down on the floor in front of her. In the opening scene, Ilsa was forcing herself on a male prisoner, and threatened him with castration if he couldn't hold out long enough to satisfy her. Obviously, he didn't, because she had to satisfy herself with a shower head.
Soon after, there was a punishing male castration - mostly off-screen but still gruesome. One of the American prisoners, Wolfe Gregory Knoph , who could satisfy her insatiable appetite for sex because he didn't ejaculate - ultimately was able to lead a prisoner uprising.
Ilsa's busty blonde, half-naked henchwomen were also dragged out into the compound and shot for revenge. In the conclusion just before the Allies arrived , the Reich had ordered the camp to be destroyed and everyone killed by the Nazis themselves. Ilsa's brains were blown out while she was still tied up on her bed and then there were three sequels to this film? The leader of the massive cover-up to eliminate evidence and witnesses radioed into his headquarters:. Camp 9 has ceased to exist. You may tell the Reich Fuhrer that the Allies will find nothing.
They will never know. From a hillside, it was revealed that there were two who could testify as survivors of the horrific prison camp: Wolfe and Rosette. Maitresse , Fr. Director Barbet Schroeder's early, daring, kinky and provocative erotic drama explored the double-life of a professional dominatrix prostitute. The dark, X-rated film's taglines were:.
She will open your eyes. She had a second dungeon-style apartment accessible by a hidden mechanical staircase from her upper apartment where she lived an alternate, subterranean existence and engaged in torture, bondage with whips and chains and various paraphernalia, and sadomasochism. He learned that she was engaged in the unusually dark lifestyle to support her son, and that possibly true surrender and love including a power struggle with both dominance and submissiveness could only come through masochistic submission.
Slowly, he became obsessed with her as their love grew for each other. Disturbing scenes of sexual depravity included a bourgeous party with punishment-seeking patrons. There was painful spanking that produced reddish welts, genital torture nailing down a masked man's genitals to a wooden plank , a vaginal whipping, and the real-life bloody slaughter of a horse. Mandingo Adapted from Kyle Onstott's bestseller first published in about Falconhurst, a southern slave-breeding plantation, director Richard Fleischer's inflammatory sex- or blaxploitation drama with inter-racial sex, racist attitudes, full-frontal nudity of both sexes and various debased atrocities of slavery and bloody violence was extremely controversial and banned by the Catholic Church.
This infamous film was followed by an equally disturbing and more reviled sequel - Steve Carver's almost X-rated Drum In one of the film's earlier scenes set in a slave market, an older German lady examined the studly goods of one of the "black buck" slaves Mede up for auction by reaching behind his shorts. The trashy, 'revisionist' melodrama from Paramount Pictures and producer Dino De Laurentiis told about an s slave-breeding Louisiana plantation run by the Maxwell family, composed of:.
Hammond, who was bedding many different black slaves, was finally compelled by his father Warren to properly marry and produce offspring.
Although Hammond agreed to an arranged marriage with his cousin Blanche, he continued to cheat by having an affair with beautiful black 'bed wench' Ellen Brenda Sykes - a slave mistress who shortly afterwards became pregnant with a "sucker" the name for a slave baby. He tenderly vowed his devotion to her "I ain't never gonna sell you. You're mine No one, black or white, [is] gonna take your place" , although it was short-lived.
The neglected, frustrated and sex-starved Blanche vengefully sought sexual attention, through miscegenation, with her husband's prize-fighting trained slave Ganymede or "Mede" future WBC heavyweight boxing champ Ken Norton , a potent and strong male from the Mandingo tribe in Sierra Leone in Africa. There was a paralleling of inter-racial sex -- a white male with a black female, and a black male with a white female. When Hammond found out about Blanche's infidelity with Mede, he cruelly cast aside Ellen while stressing his white dominance: "Don't think because you get in my bed you're anything but a nigger.
Two babies that resulted from mixed parentage were both destroyed. Blanche's half-black child born from her affair with Mede died at birth from bleeding, and Blanche whipped Ellen mercilessly "I'm gonna whip that sucker out of you" when she discovered her pregnancy, and ultimately induced Ellen's miscarriage when she fell down stairs as she ran away.
The film also concluded with other tragic and violent ends: Hammond's wine poisoning of Blanche, and the gruesome killing of Mede in a boiling cauldron of brine after being pitchforked. Typical of many films of the 70s, it contained a requisite scene of nudity regarding a determined Sueleen Gay Gwen Welles , a dim-witted, red-haired, tone-deaf, lower-class waitress who aspired to be a singer. She embarrassingly performed "about a girl who never gets enough" and a second song titled "When I Love You" before an all-male political, fund-raising smoker.
She was encouraged to strip by the misogynistic crowd. Her bump-and-grind striptease, a clumsy, inept, asexual un-dressing in front of the crowd, included removing the padding from her bra and tossing it into the hooting group of spectators before going topless. Thoroughly humiliated by the show's end, she had stripped off her dress, bra, and yellow panties also tossed to a cheering male before running off. Arthur Penn's noirish psychological detective thriller, a moody, post-Watergate noir, told about middle-aged, world-weary LA private eye Harry Moseby Gene Hackman , an ex-football player.
A missing persons crime case brought Moseby to the Florida Keys, where he encountered free-spirited, promiscuous runaway teenager Delilah "Delly" Grastner young, up-and-coming star Melanie Griffith in her film debut - the daughter of wasted ex-actress and sexually-liberated studio boss divorcee Arlene Iverson Janet Ward.
Griffith's notable breakthrough role called for her to appear naked twice, including a mid-night swim scene. During her dive from a glass-bottom boat, she discovered a crashed plane with the remains of stunt pilot Marv Ellman Anthony Costello - later possibly revealed to have been killed by suspicious mechanic Quentin James Woods. The downbeat film concluded with Delly's orchestrated death in LA during a failed film location stunt with Joey Ziegler Edward Binns , the revelation of smuggling of pre-Colombian art by Delly's stepfather Tom, and the shocking ending of the deaths of four key individuals including Iverson's mistress Paula when she was hit by a seaplane's pontoon.
The Private Lesson , It. Carroll Baker is the perfect teacher! This foreign film was a coming-of-age tale for a young virginal piano student Alessandro Corsini Rosalino Cellamare who was instructed in the ways of love-making by his piano teacher Laura Formenti Carroll Baker in a small provincial Italian town.
His self-assured latent homosexual friend Gabrielle spied upon Laura while she pleasured herself, and took pictures which he used for blackmail purposes. Next to her naked body as he lit three matches, one after the other, he held each match close to her left breast, then her "ass" and then her pubic area, while Gabrielle told Alessandro about the illuminated areas:. The second match is for her back bumper or ass, not bad is it? The way it wiggles under her clothes to magnetize all your attention.
And the third match is to show you only what you've imagined. It represents the essence of everything you have desired, and the magic bush that draws you to its entrance. You think it's love, platonic or otherwise, a grand passion that makes you throb.
And what do you think it is? It's flesh, and nothing else. In the second-to-last scene, now that Gabrielle's blackmail scheme had been thwarted, Laura encouraged Alessandro to get undressed with her and have sex. He confessed his love to her, and she assured him:.
Oh baby, how lovely, I want you. Don't be afraid.