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Butterfly (1982)


Butterfly is a 1982 American independent crime drama film co-written and directed by Matt Cimber, based on the 1947 novel The Butterfly by James M. Cain. The starring cast includes Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Lois Nettleton, Ed McMahon, James Franciscus, Edward Albert, and Orson Welles. The original music score was composed by Ennio Morricone. 



The film was financed by Zadora's husband, Israeli multimillionaire Meshulam Riklis, at an estimated cost of US$3.5 million.  It received 10 nominations for the 1982 Golden Raspberry Awards including "Worst Picture", with Zadora winning "Worst Actress" and "Worst New Star", and McMahon winning "Worst Supporting Actor". Nevertheless, Zadora won "Best Female Newcomer" at the Golden Globes for her role, over Elizabeth McGovern and Kathleen Turner. This occurred after her husband flew members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to Las Vegas to watch Pia sing, producing accusations that the award had been "bought".



In 1937, in a small mining town on the Nevada-Arizona border, Jess Tyler is the caretaker of an unused silver mine. His wife, Belle Morgan, deserted him 10 years earlier, and took their daughters, Janey and Kady, with her when she ran off with another man, Moke Blue. A 17-year old Kady shows up at Jess's place, telling him her mother is running a brothel, and one of the clients got her pregnant with a son, Danny. Danny's father, Wash Gillespie, is the son of the wealthy mine owner who refused to marry her. Kady is money hungry and has returned home to steal silver from the mine. Jess, initially opposed to stealing silver from the mine, relents and says they can take small scraps after she seduces him. They work in the mine together; afterwards, while Kady takes a bath, Jess ends up giving her a massage, but stops short of having sex.



Soon after, Wash arrives in town and proposes to Kady, and she accepts. Suffering from severe tuberculosis, Belle arrives with Blue and a mutual friend, Ed Lamey, ostensibly to celebrate Wash's engagement. Blue insinuates that he knows about the theft, and while the others are out of the house, Belle stabs him with a hat pin. Jess realizes that Ed must have witnessed the theft and told Blue. Jess rushes to the mine, where Blue is frantically pillaging for silver and taunts him. Jess sees a birthmark near his navel that is similar to one on baby Danny, and thinks that Blue is Danny's father. Enraged, Jess shoots him. Before Jess leaves him to die, Blue reveals that Kady is his daughter.



Returning to the Gillespies, Jess lies and tells them that Danny is Blue's son. Wash decides to break off the engagement, but Jess stops him from talking to Kady about it himself. When Wash fails to arrive on the day of the wedding, she despondently resorts to her original plan to steal the silver. She goes to the mine with Jess, where the two have sex while Ed looks on. The police come out with warrants for the arrests of Jess and Kady, and they are charged with incest.

The Hyena (1997)


Emy is a beautiful woman who makes the professional model. For several years she has been married to Max, a successful businessman, with whom he lives in Los Angeles. But he makes a living always on the move and during one of his many business trips, she, who is alone at home, is kidnapped by a thug named Roy.



The latter has also abducted Francesca, Emy's sister, and to free her claims to have a large sum of money in exchange for the protagonist.



During his stay in the villa, the maniac Roy has sex with Emy, with a friend of his by the name of Dana, and Francesca. But the real "hyena" of the film is Angela, Roy's girlfriend and Max's lover, who is waiting for Roy to earn the money to be able to take them and enjoy them all for himself.



In fact, once he gets the money from Emy, Roy kills both sisters but will in turn be taken out by his girlfriend, who will run away with the briefcase full of dollars in a car.

Emmanuelle IV (1984)


Emmanuelle 4 (also released as Emmanuelle IV) is 1984 French film directed by Francis Leroi and Iris Letans. It is the fourth official theatrical feature film in the Emmanuelle franchise. It is also the last film credit for 1962 Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michel Magne, as the film-score composer committed suicide in a hotel room ten months after its release.



Sylvia (Sylvia Kristel) is involved in a tormented love affair with Marc. She has tried to end their love, and escape, but always ends up back with him. After an encounter at a Los Angeles party, she decides she's had enough - she will go to Brazil and get extensive plastic surgery. This way he will never recognize her again, much less find her, and it will make for a great article which she promises to hand in to a California newspaper.



Sylvia goes through with it, and becomes a new woman named Emmanuelle (Mia Nygren); she is now a twenty-year-old virgin. She plans to take on all of Brazil in a series of sexual escapades that will purge her past.



Night Call Nurses (1972)


Night Call Nurses is a 1972 film directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It is the third in Roger Corman's "nurses" cycle of films, starting with The Student Nurses (1970).



Three young nurses work in a psych ward at a hospital. Barbara (Patty Byrne) comes under the influence of a charismatic sex therapist and is stalked by a mysterious nurse. Janis (Alana Hamilton) has an affair with a truck-driving patient who is addicted to drugs. Sandra (Mittie Lawrence) becomes politicised through an affair with a black militant and helps a prisoner escape from the hospital.



Corman offered the film to Kaplan on the recommendation of Martin Scorsese, who had recently made Boxcar Bertha for Corman and had taught Kaplan at New York University. Kaplan's student film Stanley had just won a prize at the National Student Film Festival and he was working as an editor in New York.  Corman allowed Kaplan to rewrite the script, cast and edit the film. Kaplan says the only lead member of the cast selected when he came on board was then-model Alana Hamilton. Kaplan:



I'd never seen a Nurses movie. He (Corman) laid out the formula. I had to find a role for Dick Miller, show a Bulova watch, and use a Jensen automobile in the film. And he explained that there would be three nurses: a blonde, a brunette, and a nurse of colour; that the nurse of color would be involved in a political subplot, the brunette would be involved in the kinky subplot, and the blonde would be the comedy subplot. The last thing he said was "There will be nudity from the waist up, total nudity from behind, and no pubic hair - now get to work!"

Roba da Ricchi (1987)


Roba da Rich is a 1987 comedy film directed by Sergio Corbucci with Paolo Villaggio, Lino Banfi and Renato Pozzetto.


In the background of Monte Carlo three different stories intertwine:



I episode

Attilio Carbone, a clumsy insurer, after having carelessly insured a dog against the damage caused to it, in order not to be fired, must be able to pay the lesser possible compensation to the mistress.



But he will be seduced by the busty Dora who will convince him to have a conspicuous life insurance policy signed by her husband and then kill him and pocket the insurance money; the woman, who is in league with her husband, will end up cheating both of them, pocketing the money and abandoning them on a desert island.



II episode

The commendator Aldo Petruzzelli, a wealthy entrepreneur and producer of orecchiette who does not disdain to betray his wife Mapi with different girls, reaches his family in Monte Carlo and discovers that his wife has lost her mind to Napoleon, a traveling musician, and to get her out of depression, family doctor's advice, agree to combine a meeting between the two.


While he finds himself at the height of despair at the thought of his wife with the other, Mapi will make him believe that Napoleon is homosexual and that it was all a plan to punish him for the constant escapades. They will promise each other loyalty, but in reality Napoleon is neither gay nor a traveling player, and he is really Mapi's lover, who will even give him a yacht. But Petruzzelli, however, will continue with his escapades.




III episode

Don Vittorino, returning from a trip to Lourdes with some parishioners, is stuck in Monte Carlo, since it is the distinct copy of the man who disturbs the dreams of Princess Topazia. Under pressure from her future husband, the psychiatrist who treated her, a monsignor and even Pope John Paul II, she agreed to impersonate the man, in an attempt to reproduce the princess's recurring dream.



The staging, although with various hitches and misunderstandings, will come to fruition. Don Vittorino is also appointed spiritual consultant of the princess with the joyful approval of the new husband and the parents of both spouses, but in reality, for Topazia, it is only an excuse to have him as a lover.


First segment 

Paolo Villaggio: Carbone 
Serena Grandi: Dora 
Maurizio Micheli: Guidobaldo 
Aldo Ralli: Director 


Second segment 

Lino Banfi: Commendator Petruzzelli 
Laura Antonelli: Mapi 
Milena Vukotic: Friend of Mapi 
Maurizio Fabbri: Napoleon 
Claudia Gerini: Daughter of Petruzzelli 



Third segment 

Renato Pozzetto: Don Vittorino 
Francesca Dellera: Princess Topazia 
Vittorio Caprioli: Bishop 
Enzo Garinei: Topazia's Psychiatrist




Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Written by Mario Amendola Bruno Corbucci Sergio Corbucci Massimo Franciosa Gianni Romoli Bernardino Zapponi
Music by La Bionda
Cinematography Sergio D'Offizi
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release date 1987
Running time 104 min
Country Italy
Language Italian





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