27 December, 2007

Best DVD Boxset of 2007

Black Emanuelle's Box 2 (4-Disc Limited Edition)
dir. Brunello Rondi + Adalberto Albertini (as Albert Thomas) + Aristide Massaccesi (as Joe D'Amato

DVD boxsets seem to be gaining in popularity and Severin's BLACK EMANUELLE'S BOX Volume 2, a 4-Disc Limited Collector's Edition, was the most impressive one of 2007. Included were luminous, HD transfers from original vault elements of three rarely seen entries in the 1970s, BLACK EMANUELLE series: Brunello Rondi's BLACK EMMANUELLE, WHITE EMMANUELLE was a revelation and challenges EMANUELLE IN AMERICA as the top BE title; Joe D'Amato's fun sleaze travelogue EMANUELLE AND THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE; the completist's oddity BLACK EMANUELLE 2. The fourth disc was a very welcome CD compilation of 25 Nico Fidenco cues from EMANUELLE NERA IN AMERICA, EMANUELLE E GLI ULTIMI CANNIBALI and LA VIA DELLA PROSITUZIONE. For me, the CD alone is worth the price of admission. I'll be revisiting it countless times. Viva Fidenco!

Numerous extras include deleted scenes, original theatrical trailers, interviews with the film's actors and a Joe D'Amato featurette. Black Emanuelle is, for my money, the Queen of European Sexploitation and this set delivers hours of vintage Eurotrash sights and sounds.
(C) Robert Monell, 2007

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