02 November, 2007

BLACK EMANUELLE'S BOX Vol. 2 ARRIVES!


Run, Cheetah, Run, Severin Film's BLACK EMANUELLE'S BOX, VOLUME 2, is now in my grateful hands! Nico Fidenco scholars can probably discern that I've begun my investigations by listening to a favorite remastered cue from LA VIA DELLA PROSTITUZIONE (1976), the film is also getting its R1 DVD debut in this box set. I really had to go right to BLACK EMANUELLE'S GROOVE Volume 2, the Bonus CD which features 25 Nico tracks from the three mid 70's Emanuelle epics, including EMANUELLE E GLI ULTIMI CANNIBALI and EMANUELLE NERA IN AMERICA.
They all sound terrific, and those who have not yet discovered the movie LA VIA DELLA PROSTITUZIONE or its music are in for a treat.
And I haven't even broken into the actual movies yet! As I did with Severin's Vol. 1, I'll be conducting a real time tour this weekend, and probably into next week, through this Eurotrash extravaganza. I have numerous features, interviews, trailers, featurettes and three rare BLACK EMANUELLE titles to consider and you'll be discovering information and commentary about them as I carefully navigate through the gates of Emanuelle once again. I'm not particularly fond of the fait accompli-DVD-review format and there are so many elements here that I find it more fun to tease them out, extending the enjoyment of discovery. Emanuelle would understand...
The feature films included in the box are Brunello Rondi's BLACK EMMANUELLE, WHITE EMMANULLE (1976), Bitto Albertini's BLACK EMANUELLE 2 (1976) and Joe D'Amato's EMANUELLE AND THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE (1978).
I'll be expanding on this blog, and there will be at least one subsequent one, adding some images.
Then we'll be looking at Severin's new discs of Lucio Fulci's THE EROTICIST (1972) and the much anticipated R1 DVD of his underrated 1977 giallo, THE PSYCHIC....
It's like the title of Track 24: Too Much Again!
It's going to be a busy week but I promise a Sweet Disco Funky Ride.
Stay tuned for much, much more...

(C) Robert Monell, 2007

10 comments:

Anthony said...

Excellent! These films have been long awaited and Severin / David Gregory deserve many thanks and kudos for going the full distance and bringing them all out properly. Severin's idea of two distinct boxes also upon reflection was extremely generous as it allowed them to sweep up all the non-D'Amato titles and include them as part of an overall celebration of Gemser.

Lots of exciting Eurocult titles on the horizon it seems.

David Zuzelo said...

I'm very very jealous my friend. This is one very exciting release-I loved the first set and this one has one of my most sought out in a decent version D'Amato films as well.
Looking forward to all the insights and touching Black Emmanuelle's Box myself!

Robert Monell said...

Anthony: this one is in some ways better than the first and they do go the distance. I actually hope for a Vol 3 with BLACK EMANUELLE (the template), UNLEASHED PERVERSIONS OF EMANUELLE and EVA NERA.

Robert Monell said...

David: This one is worth having for VELUTTO NERO, one of the best of the series, and the CD alone!

Douglas A. Waltz said...

I got this and the first thing I did was pop in the CD. Probably my favorite part of this release. Now, I have to find time to review these for my website.

Robert Monell said...

Yeah, it's 25 tracks of prime Fidenco. I'll be interested in your feedback. I just saw the EATWST DVD last night.

ecom said...

I think my favorite Fidenco song on the CD is "Make Love on the Wing" from EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS.

Robert Monell said...

D'Amato also used an instrumental of that song on the track of JUSTINE, the compilation of 3 Franco films.

ecom said...

A slow instrumental of "Make Love on the Wing" is also used in ZOMBI HOLOCAUST (also scored by Fidenco).

Robert Monell said...

That's another Fidenco score I'd like to have on CD.