Monday, November 24, 2014

Dorianna Grey (1976)

Original title: Die Marquise von Sade

Director: Jesus Franco

Writer: Jesus Franco

Composer: Walter Baumgartner

Starring: Lina Romay, Monica Swinn, Raymond Hardy, Peggy Markoff, Martine Stedil, Andrea Rigano

More info: IMDb

Plot: A lonely aristocrat Miss Gray has a twin sister who's in an asylum. They share a strange bond. Miss Gray is rational but frigid while her sister is insane yet feels sexual pleasure for both of them.

My rating:  6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

If you like your porn on the artsy side, then this is for you.  Franco did a lot of this sort of thing and a good deal of what I've seen is rather slow and dull.  But they're also pretty to watch.  The locations are just as beautiful as the many women.  Everybody is having sex with everybody.  This isn't softcore, either.  This is XXX for sure but it's more erotic than just sex for the sake of sex.  The score is nice.  The dubbing is aurally pleasing but it's terrible when you see it with the visuals.  There's not much plot but these sorts of pictures don't rely on that.  Oh, if you watch it, pay attention to the song Dorianna (Romay) sings at the beginning.  It sounds an awful lot like the theme Robert Rodriguez wrote for PLANET TERROR (2007).  You get what you want, beautiful people naked most of the time and gettin' it on...and for that, we thank you, Jesus Franco. 

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