Emanuelle Around the World

Series: Grindhouse Film Festival

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents an extremely rare 35mm print of Joe D’Amato’s sexploitation classic Emanuelle Around the World starring Laura Gemser! This film is rated X, so no one under 18 will be admitted.

After the popularity of the sensual film Emmanuelle starring Sylvia Kristel, a surge of imitators flooded the sexploitation market. The best of these (far surpassing the quality of the original movie) were the “Black Emanuelle” films.  These films were created by the taboo-shattering holy trinity of director (and ace cinematographer) Joe D’Amato, Indonesian actress Laura Gemser, and erotic-funk composer Nico Fidenco.

Emanuelle Around the World (1977) The globe-trotting (and bed-hopping) undercover journalist Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) embarks on another series of erotic adventures.  On her latest assignment, Emanuelle investigates an Indian sex guru who has found the secret to prolonging sexual pleasure. This is just the launching pad for the steamy proceedings that are guaranteed to alternate between turning you on, making you cringe, and dropping your jaw to the floor. No other filmmaker could (should?) combine sleaze and erotica the way Joe D’Amato did with this film.

35mm trailer tribute to Joe D’Amato, Laura Gemser and Nico Fidenco before the movie.


Wednesday, May 28