SEX &Amp; VIOLENCE
Director: Leopoldo Pomés Run Time: 85 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1978
Starring: Llorenç Santamaria, Marina Langner, Xabier Elorriaga
THE DEUCE Bozos welcome back guest curator TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK , as we get down-and-dirty with the ultra-rare Spanish shocker SEX & VIOLENCE, a notorious bit of nastiness that should’ve been titled LAST YACHTON THE LEFT!
Plus: Prizes and surprises, Fernet-Branca cocktails featured at the after-party, and music by Maestro Jeff! Presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!
While vacationing in the Mediterranean, unhappily married perfume magnate Charles (Xabier Elorriaga) and his beautiful wife Andrea (Marina Langner) let two sadistic creeps board their yacht for a party and spend the rest of the film getting the screws put to them until…D’oh! We almost gave away the surprise ending!
Filmed as ENSALADA BAUDELAIRE in the Catalan language by award-winning photographer Leopoldo Pomés, this sadistic slice of Eurosleaze first hit the U.S. in 1979 as ANDREA and sucker-punched audiences and critics expecting another boring EMMANUELLE imitation (Guess they missed those giant manacles on the posters and newspaper ads, huh?)…
When it finally reached the New York City area in October 1983 under its more familiar title, a sub-distributor too embarrassed to put its name on the ads opened it in a half dozen mainstream theaters in a half-assed attempt to attract an arthouse kink audience that no longer existed. A week later it was on the Deuce where it belonged, playing the Selwyn on a double bill with THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN (Yes, that Australian thriller about the fashion model being terrorized by a stalker who drives a Mr. Whippy ice cream truck!). If you look around online you can probably find a copy in Catalan with no English subtitles, but we’ll be showing the extremely rare English-dubbed version that appalled drive-in and grindhouse audiences across the U.S. for four straight years! Don’t miss it!