(259) EROTIC WITCHCRAFT [Goulve](1972) directed by Mario Mercier
French Title: LA GOULVE
director: Mario Mercier
starring: Herve Hendrickx · Cesar Torres · Anne Vareze · Marie-Ange
Saint Clair · Maike Simon
Note: This motion picture was NOT filmed in a
traditional color format.
Rather, director Mercier uses a variety of primary sepiatone tints to
achieve his vision.
Axel, a recluse magician,
raises a bullied boy into adulthood. When Axel dies, the young man, Raymond
- son of a murderer but well-educated by the magician - keeps the tradition
of guarding the Daughter of the Golems. However, Raymond has gender issues
and soon finds himself possessed by the soul of the sex golem.
Our friend Pete Tombs
(author of Immoral Tales) provided an interesting story
about this movie: LA GOULVE was filmed on 16mm by essentially amateurs
[and unfortunately is often rough viewing]. Upon completion, at the premier
screening, one of the actresses 'freaked out' at what she saw, filed a
complaint with the authorities, had the film banned under French obscenity
laws and the print was confiscated. Director Mario Mercier tried unsuccessfully
to find distribution in other parts of Europe. A few years later he would
make his second and last film, LA PAPESSE (LES RITES EROTOQUES DE LA PAPESSE GEZIALE) with
similar censorship problems.
film with English subtitles; fullscreen format (4"3),
uncut (85 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras
include selected theatrical trailers.
Sexual Themes/Violence/Sexual Brutality
Recommended for Mature Audiences