(282) HARD CAR (1989) Valentine Demy | Frank De Niro rarity
Italian title HARD CAR: DESIDERIO SFRENATO DEL PIACERE [Hard
Car: Uninhibited Desire for Pleasure]
director: Pasquale Fanetti (as Frank De Niro) with Giovanni Amadei
starring: Valentine Demy · Alessandro Freyberger · Carmen
Di Petro (as Carmel) · Cristina Rinaldi · David D'Ingeo
accidentally witnesses the brutal murder of a woman in the office of
her boss [and boyfriend] Hector. Fearing that she's been seen, Anja
goes on the run, chased by a deadly SUV and a mysterious driver bent
on killing her. As she desperately tries to escape the pursuit of the
maniac hunter, Anja falls prey to a world of humiliation, fear and rape.
During her frantic flee, she also experiences sobering sexual passion
from two unlikely sources.
movie - perhaps the true definition of a guilty pleasure - is an exquisite
mess. Originally helmed by noted cosmetic/makeup artist Giovanni Amadei
[best known for his work with Pupi Avati, including HOUSE
WITH THE WINDOWS THAT LAUGH], it ran into trouble from the start.
After only a few weeks, everyone realized Amadei's directorial style
was as haphazard as his script. The studio moved cinematographer Pasquale
Fanetti into the director's chair. He was a noted cameraman who had
already established himself as a filmmaker [under the pseudonym Frank
De Niro, with such movies as LADY
SEX, ROSE PETALS AND THE INVISIBLE MAN] and was the smart replacement.
Pasquale also had a great relationship with Valentine Demy, having worked
with her [as cinematographer] over the past year (notably GILDA,
BLU LIGHT and FEMMINE).
She trusted his camera and he managed to capture one of her best performances
here. While the movie itself still suffers from Amadei's confused narrative...
It looks great. It's erotic. It's lurid.. And breathtaking sleazy.
in 1963, Marisa Parra was a bodybuilding model who changed her name
to 'Valentine Demy' after being discovered by Joe D'Amato and
Mario Gariazzo in 1988 [a name inspired by VALENTINA,
the character created by Guido Crepax]. After her debut film INTRIGUE
OF LOVE she made D'Amato's HOT
VOODOO AFTERNOON, setting the stage for OBSESSION:
TASTE OF FEAR and LAST
EMOTION, then followed by her work with Lorenzo Onorati. Eventually,
as she aged, the parts became less desirable. After finding herself
in a relatively inconsequential role for Frank Di Niro's LOLITA
FOREVER(1991), Valentine Demy decided
to delve into hardcore XXX porn [CRIME
IN RED LIGHTS].
with optional English subtitles, uncut 70 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.
Intended for Adult Audiences