EMANUELLE IN AMERICA
Directed by Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massacesi)
Music by Nico Fidenco
Cast: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Roger Browne, Roccardo Salvino, Maria Piera Regoli, Matilde Dell'Aglio, Stefania Nocilli & Lorraine De Selle
1.85:1 anamorphic/English/Italy/NTSC Region 0
Review from the Blue Underground
Black Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) is an investigating reporter/photographer travelling around the world for the latest shocking stories. She first joins a millionaire's harem where she is exposed to bestiality (a woman stroking a horse's cock!) and a brutal and vile snuff film. Yet this doesn't seem to affect her much since she's pretty much having sex with everyone there, genre fans will recognize Lorraine De Selle from HOUSE BY THE EDGE OF THE PARK and CANNIBAL FEROX in a sensual sauna scene.
She soon escape from this debauchery and joins another rich man to his manoir in Venice. Guess what happens?! Yes, more sex and violence! Soon enough she's in the middle of a dangerous group of people making snuff films in South America. Will she make it alive or will she have to sleep her way out of it?
Much like most 1970s erotic movies, this one is plagued with ugly skinny women with gigantic hairy bush. While watching these movies I can't believe that a few decades ago some folks were actually aroused by them. Still for thos mixing "porn" and horror, EMANUELLE IN AMERICA is without a doubt my favorite. The bestiality, gore and actually quite effective snuff footage makes it a must see for all horror fans.
After the huge success of the erotic French flick EMMANUELLE, many clones were made. Bitto Albertini's BLACK EMMANUELLE was surely the most popular of them but director Joe D'Amato took the concept to another level with this one and the ones that would follow. The late Aristide Massaccesi (Joe D'Amato) started his film career as a cinematographer and moved into the direction in the 1970s. Sadly, he passed away in 1999.
Blue Underground release of EMANUELLE IN AMERICA is fully uncut and uncensored! The movie is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and it is anamorphic. From time to time the image is a little grainy or soft but considering the age of the actually film and the way it looks now, Blue Underground did an amazing job! In the audio department we get three tracks (English, French and Italian) all of them in original mono and sounding pretty good.
There's an interesting 13 minutes interview with the late Joe D'Amato who talks about the movie, Gemser, the business and more. We also get a 11 minutes rare audio interview with Laura Gemser that was recorded back in 1996. She talks about her career, how she began in the business, her relationship and frienship with D'Amato and more. While this interview is conducted, we are treated to pictures of her. The Unofficial Emanuelle Phenomenon" is a comprehensible article by Babylon Blue author David Flint on the whole Emanuelle thing. Finally, there's bios for both D'Amato and Gemser.
The movie is separated in 28 chapters, features nice retro menus with music, comes in a keep case with an inlay card featuring the original poster of the movie.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2005. ©
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