Arabian Nights is a italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Its original Italian title is Il fiore delle mille e una notte, which means "The Flower of the One Thousand and One Nights".
The film is an adaptation of the ancient Arabic anthology The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, better known as The Arabian Nights. It is the last of Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life", which began with The Decameron and continued with The Canterbury Tales. The lead was played by young Sicilian Franco Merli who was discovered for this film by Pasolini.
The main story concerns an innocent young man, Nur-e-Din (Franco Merli), who comes to fall in love with a slave girl, Zumurrud (Ines Pellegrini), who selected him as her master. After a foolish error of his causes her to be abducted, he travels in search of her. Meanwhile Zumurrud manages to escape and, disguised as a man, comes to a far-away kingdom where she becomes king. Various other travellers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon (Franco Citti). Interwoven are Nur-e-Din's continuous search for Zumurrud and his - mostly erotic - adventures. In the end he arrives at the far-away kingdom and is finally reunited with Zumurrud. The tales contain abundant nudity, sex, and slapstick humour. More...
Fruits of Passion (French: Les fruits de la passion) is a French-Japanese drama film directed by Shūji Terayama. Klaus Kinski stars in this stylishly bizarre erotic drama as Sir Stephen, a decadent man of wealth living in Hong... Kong in 1920. Sir Stephen persuades his wife O (Isabelle Illiers) to go to work in a brothel as a way to prove her love for him. As she is confronted by any number of perverse sexual possibilities, Sir Stephen carries on an affair with Natalie (Arielle Dombasle) and supports the political revolution simmering in the Pearl of the Orient. Les Fruits de la Passion was based on a novel by Pauline Reage (aka Dominique Aury), who also wrote the erotic classic Histoire d'O; the film was released in some territories under the title The Story of "O" Continued.
The story takes place in Shanghai. A girl loves a rich and much older man (played by Kinski). She is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. To get the money needed to sleep with her, he joins "the revolution". Additionally the movie shows the fate of some of the other prostitutes.
This film has less S and M and bondage than the original "Story of O", but the sex scenes are much more graphic. There is one obviously unsimulated oral sex scene and another "missionary" scene with Kinski and Illiers that looks pretty unsimulated as well. If you consider this a hardcore porn film, it is a veritable masterpiece. The cinematography is excellent and the musical score is good. There are a lot of poetic images--for instance, a long shot of a dead bird floating in the bay outside the convent, and later a surreal Jean Rollinesque image of a drowned woman floating on a grand piano (?!) in this same bay. Most hardcore porn films wouldn't bother with such arty digressions. As an art film though, which this is also obviously trying to be, it is less successful, mostly because all the characters are pretty thinly drawn.
Susanna (Eva Grimaldi) is raped by her father and because of her sins she is sent to be a nun at the convent. The monsignor takes a special interest in Susanna’s case and he asks the mother superior to pay special attention to her because of her recent trauma. Mother Superior starts to take her duties to seriously as she soon becomes infatuated with Susanna which only helps infuriate her old lover sister Theresa. When the mother superior becomes ill sister Theresa in next in line and she quickly uses her new found powers to torture Susanna. All the other nuns fear Theresa who convinces all of them to help her get rid of Susanna by making her look possessed by the devil. The monsignor is called in to investigate the strange things going on at the convent. Will he believe that story of Susanna being possessed by the devil or will he uncover an even more sinister truth?
The Convent of Sinners was directed by Joe D’Amato under the psydoname Dario Donati. He also worked as the films cinema photographer. The film is filled with bold colors that are perfectly offset by his low key direction which follows the action instead filling very frame with grand set pieces. There are a few amazing moments like when one nun whips herself while she masturbates and the exorcism sequence. The nudity and sex scenes are pretty mild for nunsploitation and they almost bare secondary in this film in which the plot is the main driving force.
Director: Joe D’Amato Stars: Eva Grimaldi, Karin Well and GabrieleGori
Flamin' Groovies- Slow Death @ 320 kbps covers in a separate file
1. Sweet Little Rock And Roller 2. Slow Death 3. Let Me Rock 4. Dog Meat 5. Blues From Phyllis 6. Jumpin' Jack Flash 7. Roll Over Beethoven 8. Shake Some Action 9. When I Heard Your Name 10. Tallahassee Lassie
SLOW DEATH serves as the missing link between the Groovies blues-influenced Kama Sutra years and the British Invasion Sire years. The Groovies were inbetween labels, Roy Loney had just left the band (replaced by Chris Wilson), Danny Mihm was about to take a brief vacation from the music biz, and Cyril Jordan began setting the Groovies in a new direction musically. This really may be the best the Groovies ever sounded: very tight Stones-on-amphetamines rock and roll. Jordan and James Ferrell simply rock out on guitar and Mihm and George Alexander show why they're the best rhythm combination the Groovies ever had. The first four tracks ("Sweet Little Rock & Roller," "Slow Death," "Let It Rock" and "Dog Meat") don't stop for any limiting adjectives. Adding the demo version of "Shake Some Action" is icing on the cake. Yeah, the sound quality ain't the best, but be thankful these rehearsal tapes even exist. This was a powerful band which never quite reached this level of excitement again.
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01. The Cheaters - Reverbation (Doubt) 02. Witchcraft - Sweet Honey Pie 03. Baby Woodrose - I Don't Ever Want to Come Down 04. Rooky - Stand For the Fire Demon 05. The Hellacopters - Cold Night For Alligators 06. Los Plantronics - You're Gonna Miss Me 07. The Mainliners - Bloody Hammer 08. Grand Café - Sputnik 09. On Trial - I Have Always Been There Before 10. Backstreet Girls - Crazy Crazy Mama 11. Thee Mono Sapiens - Two Headed Dog 12. We - Cold Night For Alligators 13. The Sacred Sailors - White Faces 14. Madrugada - Slip Inside This House 15. Neperud - I Walked With a Zombie
This is something a bit different. I've been trying to find a film that I can't see online in order to try out posting movies. Even my old collection of '80s vhs tapes which I copied onto DVD years ago all seem to be out there.
It's the documentary included with the Caligula "Imperial Edition" box set. I found it a lot more entertaining than the film itself. It consists of some guy with a booming bass voice commentating, Bob Guccione with a shirt open to his navel and a huge collection of medallions pontificating on "paganography" not "pornography", and Gore Vidal trying to justify what he'd written. It's all intercut with the porno bits of the film. I suppose that, in the late '70s, this seemed sophisticated. It had me laughing out loud.
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Obscure musical finds can be confusing, flashing their provenance, refusing to submit to easy categorization. Phantom Payn Daze is no exception. There’s certainly a hint of mystery about it, with sounds reminiscent of a latter day krautrock album that was actually recorded throughout the 90s. Its release was delayed by a decade, and it seems to have gestated very slowly over the years, like a long running Jenga tower constructed over many days (daze?) in a student flat. Just like this teetering monument to idleness, you can hear in it the sound of hands returning to work then abandoning the project over and over again throughout slow, painful, wasted eras. De Stijl records finally released Phantom Payn Daze last year, and happily it answers to their definition of the ideal indie antique: a fine example of ‘basement arcana’ as they call it.
Although ex-39 Clocks member Juergen Gleue was a typical obscurantist art rocker in his day, there is more to Phantom Payn Daze than its rarity, there is what happens in the silence of its obscurity, the tangible outcome of steering a course away from the mainstream. De Stijl released a promo video for “Paradox Box”, which appropriately sums up the value of lost musical artifacts in terms of their mysteriously acquired patina. The process of making Phantom Payn Daze seems almost built into the fabric of the album itself: the lyrics suggest days of weak sunshine and jam sessions that coalesce into complex songs built on simple riffs, over time becoming lo-fi enigmas – “Afternoon Non Happenings.” On “Paradox Box”, Juergen Gleue starts out by saying that “there’s nothing extraordinary about this ancient box” but the ancient box turns out to have mysterious powers. Strange tales often begin with the discovery of seemingly ordinary objects, but even so, Gleue’s delivery is so dry and diffidently cool that by taking the ancient magical box for granted you feel like warning him, as with the idiot in the horror film, not to take this box for granted. It’s an ancient box for fxsake, of course it’s extraordinary! More...
A1 Resonance - 21 A2 Afternoon Non-Happenings No. 2 A3 Screen Idol From France A4 Girl Alone A5 She`s Got Magic, A Car Plus More A6 Paradox Box A7 Day Is Slowly Turning Into Sleep When Your Bed Is Upside Down A8 Primitive Chamber Music Phone Call Blues
B1 A Room...Waiting...Standed B2 That`s Far Beyond Being Funny, Dear B3 Concerned Citizen Pig B4 Words In Your Hair B5 Art Is Dead B6 Waiter! A Bad Joke Please B7 Claire Voyant B8 Orchid Hunter
Too little-known in their time to qualify as forgotten, the Misunderstood were, in all but riches and renown, the American Yardbirds: a panzer-garage quintet from Riverside, California, combining electric-blues lust with rave-up dementia and tight, flammable songwriting. After an early-’66 line-up change, the band boasted, in the country-raga invention and greased lightning of steel guitar prodigy Glenn Ross Campbell, its own Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page rolled into one.
Something of an anachronism, in that they originated in California but recorded in London, The Misunderstood have two claims to fame: they were managed for a while by John Peel and recorded two of the best singles of the psychedelic era:- I Can Take You To The Sun and Children Of The Sun. Both contain some excellent guitar riffs and are sought-after by collectors. Both were recorded at the same time but the second was issued belatedly. The group started out in Riverside, California, when Treadway, Moe and Phelps (lead gtr) formed their own surfing group, The Blue Notes, changing their name to The Misunderstood in 1965 by which time Brown and Whiting had been added to their line-up. Then, having recruited Campbell from another surfing band, The Goldstones, as a replacement for Phelps, who left the band, they had cut two blues tracks, Jimmy Reed's You Don't Have To Go and Howlin' Wolf's Who's Been Talkin' as a single. These can now be heard on Before The Dream Faded, Cherry Red's 1982 release of the group's earlier material. After seeing them play a gig at the opening of a shopping centre in Riverside, John Peel (then known as Ravenscroft) realised their potential and acted as their manager. The band soon developed a mind-blowing stage act. Treadway was soon called home to be drafted and was replaced by Tony Hill, but when Moe, too, was drafted the band began to fall apart.
However, the six songs they recorded here in England (now contained on side one of Before The Dream Faded) captured the band at their creative zenith. Musically they predated Pink Floyd by several months and had the whole band not been eventually deported back to the States, they could well have attained similar status. Campbell reformed the band in 1969 with an entirely different line-up which recorded two Rhythm and Blues influenced singles, You're Tuff Enough and Never Had A Girl (Like You Before). These were not as good as the first two singles although they do now fetch similar prices. When they collapsed, Campbell formed Juicy Lucy, with other members of this group, who reached No 14 in the UK Charts in March 1970 with Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love?. Tony Hill later joined High Tide. However, the indications of a psychedelic revival in 1981 saw Cherry Red records reissue an EP of the band's finest songs and Rick Brown and Glenn Campbell form an Eastern-influenced hard rock outfit called The Influence. In 1982 they recorded a one-sided flexidisc, You're My Girl (Bucketfull Of Brains BOB 2), which appeared with the excellent 'Bucketfull Of Brains' magazine. The Golden Glass EP contains material by the second line-up on the 'A' side. By then the band had veered towards blues-based progressive music. On the flip are two tracks by the earlier 1966 line-up:- Shake Your Money Maker and I'm Not Talkin', recorded at the legendary Gold Star studios. Other material recorded at these sessions was thought to have been lost, however in 1998, The Legendary Goldstar Album appeared, which combined the later Golden Glass album with these earlier 1966 cuts. Of these, I'm Not Talkin remains the highlight, with a splendid feedback freakout section.
The Golden Glass album contains material by line-up (B), including both sides of their two singles, You're Tuff Enough and Never Had A Girl Like You Before. The remaining four tracks were a cover of the Spencer Davis Group hit Keep On Running, Freedom, I'm Cruising and the Little Richard Okeh track I Don't Want To Discuss It, which is ladened with feedback. This isn't for psych heads but many appeal to progressive fans who are into long, bluesy guitar solos. We've also recently heard that Cherry Red have released a CD of post-Misunderstood recordings, from the 1980s, which includes the re-working of many of their classic tracks. Compilation coverage has included:- Children Of The Sun on Chocolate Soup For Diabetics, Vol. 1 (LP); Golden Glass on Rubble Vol. 4: 49 Minute Technicolour Dream; Never Had A Girl Like You Before (45 version) on Rubble Vol. 1: The Psychedelic Snarl (LP) and Rubble Vol. 1 (CD). In addition a live track recorded by Line-up 'B' Bad Hat, has also resurfaced on Turds On A Bum Ride, Vol. 4 (CD).
Side 1 1 Children of the Sun Hill 2:51 2 My Mind 2:34 3 Who Do You Love? 2:26 4 I Unseen Hill 2:01 5 Find a Hidden Door 2:16 6 I Can Take You to the Sun Brown 3:38
Side 1 1 I'm Not Talking 2:25 2 Who's Been Talking? Burnett 2:57 3 I Need Your Love 3:20 4 You Don't Have to Go Out Reed 4:43 5 I Cried My Eyes Out 2:39 6 Like I Do 2:51 7 You've Got Me Crying Over Love 2:22
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