If Fellini Made
A Hardcore Movie... This Is It!
American title BACCHANALE
John and Lem Amero
starring: Uta Erickson
· Darcy Brown
· Tina Russell
Findlay (as Anna Riva)
Brothers deliver one of the very first Hardcore (XXX) theatrical films
with this bizarre excursion into a young woman's nightmare. Uta Erickson
plays Ruth, a woman lost in a dream that mixes death, guilt, eroticism
and incest. She seems to be recovering from family tragedy and incestuous
longings for her soldier brother (when he was alive, seemingly killed
in the Vietnam War). Ruth wanders through landscapes that morph unexpectedly
into one disturbing scene after another. This movie is one of very few
hardcore projects that delves into the psychedelic realm (also see THROUGH
THE LOOKING GLASS).
Brothers directed a handful of minor Grindhouse films in the late '60s
before embarking on this legendary hardcore, drug-trip-of-a-movie [made
two years before the XXX genre became mainstream
with Deep Throat]. A few years later, John Amero joined
Michael Findlay for a series of gay hardcore films, under the pseudonym
Uta Erickson was one of the most popular actresses in the Grindhouse scene
of the mid-to-late '60s, especially known for the Michael/Roberta Findlay
OF HER FLESH, KISS OF HER FLESH, etc). She backed away from erotic
cinema when the genre turned hardcore, retiring completely from the business
in 1972. Her where-abouts today - living or dead - are unknown, but in
her day she was much more talented and beautiful than most of her contemporaries.
American film in English language; newly restored print (2006);
widescreen, (78 min.),
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.
Graphic Sexual Relations/Male and Female Nudity/Drugs/S&M
For Adult Audiences Only 18+