The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle

January 28, 2012 5 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

Emmanuelle (Vicky Adams) has lived a life of sexual freedom, filled with exotic and memorable encounters. She has been with more men and women than she could count, in more activities than most could even imagine. But Emmanuelle has found a man she loves and wants to be with, so her fantasies are put on hold. After all, even Emmanuelle knows the power of love, so she settles down to be with her new love. The two are soon married and the honeymoon starts off romantic, but soon Emmanuelle finds herself in the throes of passion with a woman from a bar. She soon reverts back to her old ways, having sex with partners of all kinds, which leaves her new husband quite upset. She vows to make things right with him, but when the urges strike for her to get naked, can she resist the allure of free sexual expression?

This is not a true sequel to the erotic classic Emmanuelle, but with Jess Franco behind the camera, you know this has to be a wild ride. Franco directs The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle with a straight forward style, there is tons of sex and it takes the focus, as it should. He doesn’t do much else, but as usual, he does provide some beautiful landscape shots, so the women aren’t the only eye candy on showcase. As far as the story, its the old tale that you can’t turn a ho into a housewife, but of course, this girl is a ho on a level most could never attain. The women are well chosen, both in looks and willingness to drop their clothes, so the sex scenes are at least somewhat erotic. I was a little let down in how simplistic Franco’s approach was, since if you didn’t read the credits, you’d never know this was his work. Even so, if you’re a fan of erotic cinema and don’t mind a thin plot, then The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle is worth a look.

Video: How does it look?

The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. I am impressed, as this is a low profile title in a low profile genre, but this presentation looks great. The print is in good condition, with minimal debris and the image is sharp, not crystal clear, but still solid. The landscape shots look good, thanks to bright colors and I found contrast to be smooth and consistent. The nature of the visuals lends a soft presence, but there is no unintentional softness present, in fact detail is quite good in some scenes. Overall, a more than solid visual effort.

Audio: How does it sound?

In the audio department, you can choose between English and Spanish soundtracks. I went with the English option and it was decent, but unremarkable. I heard some hiss and a few instances of harshness, but on the whole, the track sounds fine. The music is thin, but still sounds passable, while sound effects are basic, but effective. I found dialogue to be stable, but again, a little thin at times. If you’ve watched many of these kind of films from this time period, then you should know about what to expect.

Supplements: What are the extras?

The lone supplement is a seventeen minute interview with Jess Franco, who is always fun to listen to. He talks about this movie and others at times, but his focus is solid and he shares some worthwhile information. If nothing else, he has some cool stories as always, so make sure you don’t skip this interview.

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