GIRL SLAVES OF MORGANA LE FAY
Directed by Bruno Gantillon
Written by Jacques Chaumelle
Cinematography Jean Monsigny
Music by Cisco El Rubio
Cast: Dominique Delpiere, Mireille Saunin, Michele Perello, Regine Motte & Alfred Baillou
1971/86 mins/Color/Dolby Digital Stereo
1.66:1 anamorphic/French/France/NTSC Region 0
Review from the Mondo Macabro DVD
For the holiday two young friends, the delicious red-haired Francoise (Mireille Saunin) and the even hotter blonde Anna (Michele Perello) are driving around the France countryside. As the night falls down, they decide to sleep in an abandoned barn and do what every girls in the 1970s would do, have some lesbian love (which I must admit was actually very sensual and... interesting to say the least).
The next morning Anna is missing. Francoise foolishly follow a dwarf, the weird looking Gurth (Alfred Baillou), who takes her to a castle. She is soon introduced to the mysterious Morgana Le Fay (Dominique Delpierre). Much like many other scantily clad women, Francoise falls under the spell of Morgana as love and passion ensues.
Director Bruno Gantillon gave us an amazing fairy tale of sensual love, eternal life, jealous midget and did I mentioned lesbian sex?! Beautifully shot, nicely told and featuring some of the hottest nude french actress ever. GIRL SLAVES OF MORGANA LE FAY is a must for fans of 1970s erotica. The movie was shot in six weeks during April and May 1970 with the working title of IL ÉTAIT UNE NUIT (ONCE UPON A NIGHT). Its interesting to note that Michele Perello later became a porn actress.
This is yet another very good transfer from Mondo Macabro. Despite some compression in the darker scenes, the colors are rich and nicely saturated and without any annoying defect. This is much welcomed, especially for a 1971 movie, but this is Mondo Macabro after all. The biggest surprise for me here is that the movie is actually in its original French language track. This is yet another amazing sign of appreciation from Mondo Macabro. Easy to read removable English subtitles are also available. Even though its not home theater showcase material, the Dolby Digital Stereo sounds surprisingly good.
As for the extras, we get the first film made by Bruno Gantillon, the 13 minutes short UN COUPLE D'ARTISTES, released in 1970. In some way, this is kind of a test for GIRL SLAVES OF MORGANA LE FAY since they are kinda similiar. Pete Tombs give us the lowdown on the history behind the movie and its director in "About The Film". There is an interesting 11 minutes interview with director Bruno Gantillon, it is in English, who recalls all the details around the making of his film. We get the nicely made french theatrical trailer, three alternate scenes, cast and crew bios along with a still gallery. Finally there's the usual Mondo Macabro preview of some of theit other releases.
The movie is separated in 16 chapters, features animated menus with music, comes in a keep case and without a booklet or inlay card. The movie was also released in a cut version in the UK by Pagan.
(original title: MORGANE ET SES NYMPHES)
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©
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