The Cricket, Desirable Teacher, Satan’s Wife etc etc on DVD

Bunch of new MYA DVDs has just come out.  We have…

The Cricket.  This is Alberto Lattuada’s 1980 film La cicala, starring Antonio Franciosa, Virna Lisi and breifly notorious sexpot Clio Goldsmith.  According to the imdb: “Clio plays a fun loving girl who likes men. She leaves her home town and meets up with Wilma, a once famous singer. After Wilma bombs out at a local joint they hook up together and become prostitutes. Enter Tony who falls for Wilma and opens a gas/food/lodging establishment after they marry. Tony slowly gets fed up with Wilma, especially after her beautiful daughter arrives. An erotic yet tragic film.”

Desirable Teacher.  aka Pierino contro tutti, this one was directed by Marino Girolami in 1981 and stars sex-comedy regular Alvaro Vitali and Michela Miti.  The desription reads: “A new teacher (the breath-takingly hot Michela Miti) sets the hormones of the whole school on fire! She’s lovely, beautiful, smart, and hotter than hell. Who cares about history, geography and math when every student in the room has their eyes firmly fixed on her miniskirt and her pants? Led by the laziest and most unlikely student of them all – the mighty cultural trash icon Alvaro Vitali, worshipped by cult director Eli Roth – the students set out to conquer the school’s most cherished forbidden fruit.”

Satan’s Wife is Pier Carpi’s 1979 horror film Un ombra nell’ombra, a cheesy exorcist rip-off with Anne Heywood, Valentina Cortese, Frank Finlay, John Philip Law and Marisa Mell.  Great cast, shame about the film.  Here’s the blurb: “Four beautiful young women surrender to the fiendishly charm of Lucifer himself. But their nights of unholy pleasure have a price: they can’t have sex with other men, for the Lord of Darkness is a very jealous lover indeed. The otherworldly fruits of these bestial couplings go by the names of Almarisa and Daria. While the former starts to loathe herself as soon as she realizes who her father really is, the latter perversely learns how to enjoy her devilish skills to wreak havoc in the human world. To put an end to her hellish endeavours, a very unlikely exorcist is enlisted.”

Continuing in a similar, high-quality vein… Vittorio De Sisti’s 1974 documentary Sex Advice, aka Sesso in confesionale.  “How do Catholics enjoy sex when the always glowing threat of sin is bestowed upon them by God’s rightful sword? Well, for starters you could seek out the advice of your local priest and try to work out issues that are obviously at odds like pleasure and guilt. A forgotten but very accurate portrait of mid-seventies Italy, the film captures some of the most sensitive problems that had to be faced by Catholic women like prenuptial intercourse, open weddings and homosexuality.”  Jesus wept, who buys this stuff?

Blind Date is a bizarre retitling of Antonio Bonifacio’s 1990 erotic thriller Appuntamento in nero, with Andy J Forest.  The blurb reads: “John is a British diplomat; he’s married to Angela, a beautiful former model with a taste for hot lovemaking. But John doesn’t want to be with Angela anymore and with his mistress Eva he comes up with a plan to kill his wife. Something goes awfully wrong: no longer the schemer and would-be killer, John finds himself on a deadly list. Who’s the mastermind behind this setup? Gianni is running out of time and all odds are against him. Torn between Angela and Eva, he has to make a quick decision in order to stay alive!”

And, if one slice of mediocre erotica from Bonifacio isn’t enough for you… hey, here’s Kreola, an obscure, pretty dreadful sounding film from 1993.  Demetra Hampton, John Armstead and Cinzia Monreale are the stars.  “Kreola is a stunning woman happily married to her husband Andy, a successful photographer. Together they decide to fly to Santo Domingo due to a work assignment of Andy. The gorgeous island, hauntingly beautiful yet still savage and full of lusty temptations, proves to be lethal to Kreola’s fidelity. When she meets fisherman Leon, she realizes that she will debase herself to the lowest level just to please the man’s whims. Aflame with desire and lust, Kreola is caught in a whirlwind of violent emotions and no holds barred sex.”

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