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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Emmanuelle - in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Message #1 of 13 Apr 12, 2019
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    Robert Harris

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    Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle (1974), set a tone for many artful, soft-core, aka "erotic" films that would follow.

    Beautifully, and lushly photographed in Thailand and Seychelles, it's a class act.

    Kino is releasing the first three films in the series, all starring Sylvia Kristel, who was featured in the hit Private Lessons (1981), before continuing the Emmanuelle series with 4 (1984), and 6 (1993). Emmanuelle 5, directed by Walerian Borowczyk (1987), had Monique Gabrielle in the titular role.

    Kino Lorber's new Blu-ray is a quality example of the film, and is a certain upgrade for fans.

    I'll leave it to others to work their way through the many permutations and combinations of the Emmanuelle character, inclusive of Abbott and Costello Meet Emmanuelle, and Emmanuelle vs. Dracula.

    The image if properly matted at 1.66, and includes some interesting extras.

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from previous Blu-ray - Yes

    Recommended

    RAH

     
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    Abbott and Costello Meet Emmanuelle was a favorite of mine when I was a toddler. Imagine the possibilities of doing "Who's on First" in the context of soft-core.
     
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    And Frankenstein Created Emmanuelle, another one that kept on giving innumerable permutations.
     
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    ...and don’t forget the one from the Halloween series: Jason meets Emmanuelle.
     
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    Jason? I think you're mixing it up with the Friday the 13th entry - Jason X-Rated.
     
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    The only Sylvia Kristel film I saw was The Nude Bomb as Agent 34 playing along with Don Adams. And by the way she was not nude in it!
     
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    My memories are that I have to stop watching the movie aft about 15 minutes or so ... ;)? I believe Emmanuelle, Bob, and Carol, Ted and Alice ... was a straight to video affair ... :eek:
     
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    Robert Harris for the win!!
     
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    I have the Italian BDs and I am quiet happy with them.
     
  10. Message #10 of 13 Apr 17, 2019
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    That would be Emmanuelle 7 (1993). Emmanuelle 6, which premiered in 1988, starred Natalie Uher.

    I quite like Emmanuelle 4 although Sylvia's participation is minor, undergoing a complete surgical reconstruction and introducing Swedish Mia Nygren in her place.

    Sylvia would also take part in seven Emmanuelle TV movies that premiered in 1993 where she and George Lazenby reminisce about younger years with flashbacks featuring Marcela Walerstein as the younger Emmanuelle.
     
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    I'm gonna start hte thread "Actresses you think should have played Emmanuelle in the movies" then I'm going to list all the ones I wanna see without clothes on. :p :p
     
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    Looks like Kino have pulled this one off. ;)
     
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    Start that in the After Hours Forum and I'll upload photos of all the actresses on my list! :)
     
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