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Italian title: SESSO NERO [Dark Sex]
also known as EXOTIC MALICE and BLACK SEX
Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi)
starring: Mark Shanon · Annj Goren · George Eastman · Lucia Ramirez
· Sandy Samuel · Lola Burdan
was a fearless filmmaker, willing to cross any cinematic boundary to create
the ultimate genre movie. In late 1979, he took his crew and a handful
of actors to the Dominican Republic for a 'working vacation' which resulted
in the creation of his Caribbean Sleaze masterpieces, numerous hardcore
(XXX) films which include this film, plus PORNO
NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD and HARD
SENSATION. Some critics have argued over the chronological order
of these films, but that's a pointless discussion as everything was shot
over a six month period and reassembled at his studio in Rome. These Caribbean
projects sometimes shared the same scenes, the same actors, and certainly
the same locations. Interestingly, they also shared the same scriptwriter:
actor George Eastman. He wrote the other three under the 'Tom Salesian'
alias, but this one he signed as Luigi Montefiori [his real name].
moody hardcore shocker is D'Amato's poem of sex and death, set to a soundtrack
of 70s cocktail jazz and disco. Mark Shanon plays Mark Lester, an American
middle-aged man languishing in a lifeless marriage to a rich, sterile
wife. As the film opens, Mark learns that he has cancer of the genitalia
and needs to have his testicles completely removed. He makes a deal with
his doctor to postpone the operation for 15 days while he collects his
thoughts and sows some final wild oats. Mark goes to the Caribbean - his
former home - where he had left the love of his life to die years before.
He harbors a bizarre hope that he can hook up with her through some sort
of voodoo ceremony. No sooner than he arrives, Mark thinks he sees the
old girlfriend and become obsessed with finding her.
is a strangely compelling film. It struggles through one sad, lurid relationship
after another, on a collision course to a denouement that - when it inevitably
arrives - is both poignant and shocking.
Italian film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9),
uncut Euro version (90 minutes) extras include theatrical trailers.
DVD encoded for All Region NTSC World Format.
Hardcore (XXX)/Strong Sexual Themes/Nudity/Sexual Brutality/Violence
for Mature Audiences Only