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Lover (1992) DVD
The story is based on the controversial, and supposedly autobiographical,
bestseller by experimental French novelist Marguerite Duras.
It tells the story of a young French schoolgirl who becomes
sexually involved with a sophisticated, older Asian man.
Set in Indochina in the late 1920s,
this is stunningly photographed and artfully directed by Jean-Jacques
Tango in Paris (1973)
Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial 1973 film stars Marlon Brando
as an expatriate American in Paris reeling from his wife's suicide
and entering into a nihilistic sexual relationship with a young
woman (Maria Schneider).
The film is still shocking, not simply because of its (sometime
unconventional) sexual sequences,
but because Brando's protagonist needs his liaison with Schneider's
character to remain anonymous,
an experience not to be shared but indulged on either end.
Bertolucci is also operating on subtext here: in a way,
Brando's nonengaging engagement is a metaphor for a certain attitude
toward directing movies.
Jean-Pierre Léaud costars, but the film is more than anything
a vehicle for a great performance by Brando.
This is an astoundingly
and sexy drama set in Paris and starring the greatest actor of the
(Unrated Director's Cut) (1986)
Sex and sunlight are on ample display in Betty Blue,
director Jean-Jacques Beineix's passionate look at mad love.
(Every French director is contractually required to make at least
one movie about l'amour fou.)
It begins at the seashore, where handyman
and failed novelist Zorg
(Jean-Hugues Anglade) has his life electrified by Betty,
a woman whose sense of abandon frequently tips over into the pathological.
This was the role that introduced gap-toothed, voluptuous Beatrice
Dalle to the world,
and neither Dalle nor the world has ever quite recovered.
Traces of Beineix's preciousDiva are still present,
though this is a darker and more memorable ride,
especially in the three-hour "version integrale" that
restores an hour of footage.
Its copious nude scenes are a drawing card,
but stick around for the age-old alchemy of life translated into
Gabriel Yared's score is a favorite of movie-soundtrack mavens,
especially its haunting piano theme. --Robert Horton
sexy cult classic is now available from the first time on DVD and
it's the unrated director's cut!
Academy Award® nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
(Original Uncut Version) DVD
While most of the story takes place inside
it is set against the French student uprising of 1968.
Purportedly, this all began when the founder of the French film
institute was fired.
It quickly spread and nearly toppled the government.
Young people today know little about this event, but, at the time,
it was front page news.
It was an era of disillusionment both in American and in Europe.
The culprits were the Vietnam War and the debate over the value
People over 30 may have been content to twiddle their thumbs over
the problems, but youth certainly was not.
Brilliantly directed by Bernardo Bertolucci,
the movie is also an ode to the beauty and power of film.
The three young protagonists see everything that is happening around
them in cinematic terms.
Initially, this insulates them, but as the film progresses, it is
After all, as powerful as it is, art can only imitate life.
It can not BE life.
For thinking [God forbid I say `intellectual'] adult viewers,
"The Dreamers" may be a profoundly moving experience.
For all others, I can highly recommend the sex scenes -
not that thinking people may not enjoy them, too.
L'Enui is driven by a very clever idea and a curious understanding
of the perverse quirks of human nature (and male sexuality.)
It's classic male fantasy turned nightmare:
an older man falls for a younger girl who is beautiful, naive, sexually
voracious, and utterly pliant.
It's a pornographic dream that gradually becomes more and more hellish
to the middle-aged protaganist, who is disillusioned with life
(the French call it "ennui"), and groping for some kind
For, ironically, the utterly sexually available girl cannot be possessed;
she is utterly opaque,
and because he cannot inhabit her mind, cannot make her feel intensely
he becomes neurotically obsessed by her, which, of course, leads
to all kinds of abjection and abasement for him.
In this, the film explores the tension between
the male dream of feminine passivity,
and the male nightmare of feminine impassivity.
L'Ennui falters quite a lot; it's turgid, and probably forty minutes
hammering the point home long after the emotional terrain of the
film has been traversed.
Still, it's an intriguing film, often blackly
funny, insightful, and, erotic in the way only
French films dare to be, all jiggling flesh and too much reality
audiences reared on the smoothed over nothingness of Hollywood.
Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Drowning
continues to delight and disturb us with his talent for combining
storytelling with optic artistry.
The Pillow Book is divided into 10 chapters
(consistent with Greenaway's love of numbers and lists)
and is shot to be viewed like a book, complete with tantalizing
illustrations and footnotes
(subtitles) and using television's "screen-in-screen"
As a child in Japan, Nagiko's father celebrates her birthday retelling
the Japanese creation myth
and writing on her flesh in beautiful calligraphy, while her aunt
list of "beautiful things" from a 10th-century pillow
As she gets older, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) looks for a lover with calligraphy
skills to continue the annual ritual.
She is initially thrilled when she encounters Jerome (Ewan McGregor),
a bisexual translator who can speak and write several languages,
but soon realizes that although he is a magnificent lover, his penmanship
is less than acceptable.
When Nagiko dismisses the enamored Jerome,
he suggests she use his flesh as the pages which to present her
own pillow book.
The film, complete with a musical score as international as the
in the narration, is visually hypnotic and truly an immense "work
of art." --Michele
the Realm of the Senses
Nagisa Oshima's sensational, 1976 film concerns
a woman (Eiko Matsuda)
whose obsessive sexual relationship with her husband (Tatsuya Fuji)
crosses the line from passion into the territory of life and death.
One of the most sexually explicit films ever
to play in mainstream theaters
(though it did run into legal trouble both in the U.S. and Japan),
it has an air of palpable doom, suggesting that sex can be a doorway
Lest this sound like grunge-era noodling over dreams of self-destruction,
be assured that the Kyoto-born Oshima (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence)
takes a somewhat formal, middle-aged perspective on the conjunction
of various mysteries of existence.
(Unrated, Widescreen Edition) (2001)
"Intimacy" gained attention and
notoriety for its explicit sex scenes.
The sex scenes are among the most graphic ever seen in a mainstream
including a rather shocking scene where Fox fellates Rylance (everything
Ultimately, however, the sex scenes are quite un-sexy as the characters
are so distant from each other.
A movie called "Intimacy" that lacks any intimacy whatsoever?
Sounds like an elaborate joke to me.
Aside from the explicitness of the sex scenes, the movie offers
The characters are not well-delineated, and the conflicts are ill-defined.
On the plus side, Mark Rylance ("Angels
& Insects") and Kerry Fox ("Shallow Grave")
give good performances; however, it's rather disconcerting
seeing such talented actors engaging in graphic sex scenes in a
Both actors have impressive backgrounds in the theater,
and Rylance has acted extensively in Shakespearian productions at
the Globe Theatre.
Favorite Sensual Music
(At least a few)
This is Ongoing...
these are my favorites and have always worked for me and my lovers-
I know there are hundreds of others.
Any of the composers and musicians in our New
Age Music Store
are all good for intimacy and lovemaking, but that's me.
I will keep feeling and adding more as time goes by-
I just got turned on to Brazilian Music and it's HOT!
Hang onto your sandals and
massage oil and check back with me often..K?
This CD listened to with your lover in the dark will transform both
I recorded F-Sharp Splendor over and over again on a 120 minute
Love Sensuality Devotion:
The Greatest Hits
Now, along with the release of a brand new single, Turn Around,
Michael Cretu has released Love - Sensuality - Devotion (LSD),
a compilation that reflects his 'memory of the future'.
Taking from the first four Enigma works 15 tracks,
and adding in a new introduction and Turn Around,
LSD is a must have for anyone who likes music in general.
There is such a wide variety of music in this compilation,
yet many people have not heard Enigma before.
This compilation marks the end of the 1st world of Enigma.
But Cretu assures as that there will be another world - he won't
be out of ideas for a long, long while.
Sade possesses a tremendous gift, as an artist
(both singer and songwriter)
to tell stories with such expression and conviction.
I swear, I could listen to her sing the phone book and I would want
to listen all the way to the "Z" section.
What's more, what could have come across as a very repetitive album
(since it's really all ballads) really turned out to be a very engaging
This is definitely "mood" music,
if you get my drift.
So, light the candles, light the incense.
turn it up, and turn on to Sade and have a great evening.
Sade fans may experience a range of emotions while watching the
first-rate Lovers Live,
but one thing they won't feel is shortchanged--not with nearly
two hours of concert footage,
22 songs (including almost all of her Lovers Rock album), and DVD
bonus features galore.
That sultry, soulful Sade sound is in full effect throughout the
(filmed at two Southern California locations in 2001),
brought to life by a capable band, some superbly
evocative visuals and sound effects, and, of course, the singer
The show is dramatic, but never overly theatrical;
best of all, Sade,
while perhaps not the world's greatest performer, is an adult--you'll
find no pop-princess posing here.
Of the nine songs from Lovers Rock, "Slave Song" and "Immigrant"
are especially moving,
revealing that Sade added some new flavors to her sound during her
protracted layoff from performing.
This show is pure Sade--and that's HOT.
Sade's "Lover's Rock" is a great
album to be savoured.
The mood as always is relaxed but intense and romantic.
Slow sinous yet funky grooves lay the groundwork for love songs.
Her very personal and original smooth and sensual music once again
If you have the "Best of" album then this is a natural
step forward for your collection.
This album deliveres what It should, with melancholy "By Your
Side" as the highlight.
As always it's not only Sade's sensual style that is great with
her albums but
also the very diffrent use of instruments thanks to her band,
no modern computer made music at all, just a live band using great
Green - Greatest Hits
by Al Green
One of the must-own soul albums,
Hits is fattened with five extra tracks in this reissue.
Al Green brought the Memphis Sound into the '70s' by slightly
melding smooth funkiness with his miraculous voice and innate sensitivity:
his love songs, while perfect for the bedroom,
are as conversational as they are blatantly seductive.
By adding the likes of "Belle," a 1977 single that's a
near-goodbye to the pop life,
to the original lineup of "Let's Stay Together," "Look
What You Done for Me," "Call Me,"
and the others, this edition of Greatest Hits also intriguingly
fills out the story.
Get It On
by Marvin Gaye
On these eight wonderful tracks, Marvin takes
us on a romantic odyssey
which is every bit as seductive as the title suggests - so seductive,
you can almost taste it.
Smooth-as-silk vocals give way to fiery, impassioned, ecstatic releases,
which are punctuated by the caramel harmony vocals,
hushed congas and bongos, strings and a multitude of other instruments.
Something as close to the actual...real thing, it's overwhelming.
To borrow a quote from the man himself, "you know what I'm
it's so good, it almost makes me cry.
by Marvin Gaye
I Want You concentrated more on old fashion
romantic soul smooth seductive grooves ,
silky smooth harmonizing made this CD a great listening experience..
From the opening track I Want You to the closing Classic After The
Dance you will be totally hooked ..
This is timeless piece of work and have been held is one of his
greatest artistic accomplishments..
Other noteworthy selections Since I Had You ( a Favorite that he
use to perform in concert )
All The Way Around, Come Live With Me Angel.. his legacy will continue
with such great efforts like this one .
White Sings for Someone You Love
His 7th album 'Barry White Sings For Someone
You Love' is yet another
great example of the musical genius and originality of The Man.
The opening 'Playing Your Game, Baby' is pure FIRE-
it features heavy horns and an almost hypnotic harmony,
while 'Its Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me' is another banger,
riding that heavily sampled fonky beat.
'You're So Good You're Bad' breezes along over a gorgeous orchestral
and who can forget 'Oh What A Night For Dancing', yet another classic.
This album is a winner thanks in part to the fact that The Maestro
successfully varies up his sound and style and introduces new elements
to an already strong artillery.
The vocals are powerful throughout and a true Wall Of Sound is created.
White's music has always had the reputation
for making women sigh and coo,
and after investing in this wonderful 2 CD set, I can agree with
first hand experience.
My girl was thrilled when I threw it on before our love making,
and even the folks at work all had smiles on their faces talking
about how great the music was,
simultanesouly espousing the same themes of "love soundtracks".
The quality of the recording is outstanding, and it contains all
of his most popular hits.
Get it and make Love with your lover! (Amazon guy)
is it about erstwhile '60s rock stars nearing 60 that draws them
love Linda Ronstadt, especially after her song, 'Different Drum'
and these CD's tested my 'old fashioned romanticism and hit the
I guess it was my upbringing-maybe it's because DISCO
DESTROYED SLOW DANCING-I'll never forgive Travolta for
..but these songs just melt me away..like swooping up your favorite
chick and dancing all night long
..patchouli, sweet smelling hair, under the huge willow tree outside--open
the windows and turn it up.
I'm probably square--but I don't care.
There's romance in the air even for older and newer hippies and
Linda Ronstadt, Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle did an excellent job in bringing out the very best
of Linda Ronstadt
with a new repertoire of ageless and romantic
She did very outstanding performances and I believe that she's
worthy to be called a versatile singer.
Her heartfelt renditions of George and Ira Gershwin's classics,
" I've Got A Crush On You" and "Someone To Watch
Over Me," are favorites.
I also like her superb interpretation of Irving Berlin's "What'll
She delivers these songs with intensity
and full of emotions.
Her voice is a perfect match for these romantic
This CD is a keeper and you will enjoy listening to it now and
Linda Ronstadt, Nelson Riddle
It is a tragedy that Nelson Riddle died before this album was
because on For Sentimental Reasons, Rondtadt really hit her stride
with singing standards.
The song choice is excellent throughout,
her pitch and control impressive,
but most importantly she seems to be at one and comfortable with
Her rendition of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
moves from playful to powerful by the songs riveting ending.
"I Get Along Without You Very Well" is one of Ronstadt's
great accomplishments with Riddle;
I disagree with those who say it pales against Sinatra's. If anything,
it builds on it.
It is both delicate and passionate at the same time--a rare feat.
Linda offers the most affecting rendition of "My Funny Valentine"
I've heard, swings through "Am I Blue,"
and adds a wonderful male doo-wop to the background of "I
Love You For Sentimental Reasons."
It is ludicrous to compare Linda Ronstadt
with Ella (there's only one Ella);
this is a whole different ball game and must be judged on its
Riddle's string arrangements are as layered and beautiful as ever.
One of Ronstadt's best albums in her entire, versatile career.
I saw Linda and Riddle at Radio City in 1983 and it remains,
musically, one of the best concerts I've ever experienced. (Amazon
What is it about erstwhile '60s rock stars
nearing 60 that draws them to standards?
Ronstadt has been here before, having enlisted Nelson Riddle
to guide her through three standards collections in the '80s.
With Hummin' to Myself, the peripatetic vocalist eschews the robust
that marked What's New and its offspring for small-ensemble treatments
of the likes of "Miss Otis Regrets" and "Day Dream."
With either Alan Broadbent or Warren Bernhardt at the keys
and Bob Mann, Christian McBride, and Lewis Nash making up the
rhythm section on most tracks,
Ronstadt gets more than capable instrumental support from some
seasoned jazz pros,
and while she won't make anyone forget Ella Fitzgerald,
she brings her distinctive brand of brass to "Never Will
I Marry" and "Get Out of Town."
Meanwhile, she eases through languid takes of "I Fall in
Love Too Easily" and "Cry Me a River,"
the latter borrowing considerably from Julie London's defining
but substituting melancholy for London's playful sultriness.
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