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Delta of Venus
     

Delta of Venus

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Director: Zalman King

Cast: Costas Mandylor, Audie England, Rory Campbell

 

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Somewhat based on the life of author Anais Nin, this beautifully photographed erotic outing from director Zalman King (Wild Orchids, 9 1/2 Weeks) tells the story of an aspiring American writer who comes to Paris to hone her craft and ends up exploring the full extent of her sexuality. Initially, Elena's dream was to become a writer of serious literature,

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Somewhat based on the life of author Anais Nin, this beautifully photographed erotic outing from director Zalman King (Wild Orchids, 9 1/2 Weeks) tells the story of an aspiring American writer who comes to Paris to hone her craft and ends up exploring the full extent of her sexuality. Initially, Elena's dream was to become a writer of serious literature, but that of course does not happen overnight. In the meantime there are expenses to be met, so when a wealthy and extremely handsome French novelist (whom she has been secretly watching every morning as he rows up and down the Seine) offers her a small fortune to write erotic stories, what can she do but accept the offer? She quickly discovers however, that it's difficult to write of life's sensual pleasures when one has not experienced them and so, sets off to educate herself. Her schooling leads her to a variety of steamy situations and locales with an equally broad assortment of tutors. Though filled with all the bells and whistles expected of such a film, which was originally rated NC-17 but later released on video with a tamer R-rated version, King's film has been widely panned by critics as ostentatious, trite, and worst of all, not nearly as sexy as it tried to be.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/2017
UPC:
0888574474270
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
NC-17
Source:
Warner Archives
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
7,007

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Costas Mandylor Lawrence
Audie England Elena
Rory Campbell Actor
Raven Snow Actor
Emma Moore Actor
Zette Donald
Marketa Hrubesova Bijou
Stephen Halbert Harry
Dale Wyatt Millicent
Valerie Zawadska Landlady
Robert Davi The Colletor
Clive Revill Radio Announcer
Josef Nedorost Blindfolded Man
Frantisek Svihlik Additional Cast

Technical Credits
Zalman King Director
James Gavin Bedford Editor
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Eagle Egilsson Cinematographer
Marc Grossman Editor
Jolie Jimenez Costumes/Costume Designer
Rolf Mittweg Executive Producer
Michael F. Nolin Executive Producer

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Delta of Venus 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Erotica. Simply think for a second and those in America will either get prematurely excited or deplore the subject altogether. This film was not the better of the lot and it came with all the worst cliches that those more familiar with the genre already know. She meets a handsome but self-destructive lover that mystifies her yet disgusts and that's her attraction to him. Wow! That's a lot of women out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is basically all about an american writer who is living in France during the depression and Nazi takeover of France. Elena is the main character. For money she starts to write erotica. In order to make it make sense the director plays out exactly what each story is about. Each one delves her deeper and deeper into her own sexuality and just how far she is willing to go. The first 10 minutes or so are probably the best parts of this movie. She meets up with another american writer, Lawrence, and sparks fly immediately. Things happen pretty fast for them because he is going back to america. Like I wrote above, the first 10-15 minutes are the best part. Oh and I suggest the NC-17 version since you get a full sense of what the movie really is about and not the sensored version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading the reviews of this movie I was willing an eager. However, like all things to good to be true this articulated the cliche. Boring and not close to climatic or cinematic achievment. Good looking actors though.