Netflix Movie Fans

OBSCURE EDWIGE FENECH IN SCREENSHOTS: Le Calde Notti di Don Giovanni (1971)

Cervantes is the inspiration for another of Edwige Fenech's ribald and sexy comedies. This film also stars the amiably bland Robert Hoffman and the stunning blonde Barbara Bouchet. The film is "directed" by Alfonso Brescia, if by film direction you mean turning the camera on, putting it on a tripod and then pointing it at the actor talking.

The film was shot at the start of the 70s so it has very decent production values. It's amazing to me that there was a time in recent history when things were so comfortable and plenty enough that such exorbitant sums were bestowed on the likes of Alfonso Brescia. The gap between the stellar production design and Brescia's hackwork reaches a maximum in the laughable attempts to mimic Lawrence of Arabia during several desert scenes (granted that the print I watched was full frame but I seriously doubt a proper aspect ratio would change my mind an iota).

Like the other obscure Fenech's I have been blogging about, this one is also in Italian and bereft of any subtitles. And unfortunately, it is very, very talky and so I have little idea about what it's about other than that Hoffman's Giovanni tries to bed several lovely females. Sadly, aside from some scant Bouchet nudity early on, there is not any flesh on display at all. Brescia is even inept at the fundamentals.

Views: 424

Tags: alfonso, barbara, bouchet, brescia, edwige, fenech


You need to be a member of Netflix Movie Fans to add comments!

Join Netflix Movie Fans



Latest Activity

Ando commented on The Professor's group 'Film Noir Fans'
"Nice copy of Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Aldrich) "
14 hours ago
eviltimes replied to spiderpig's discussion 'Pics or GTFO V4.0'
19 hours ago
eviltimes commented on eviltimes's group '2015 Oscar Predictions - You call 'em'
"Hi Slappy!  Fashionably late, are we?"
20 hours ago
eviltimes replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
20 hours ago
Ando commented on Ando's group 'The Fan'
"We're back! Hard 8 Fantasy Baseball in its second year of fun. Season doesn't start til April and the autodraft (based on pre-picks) will happen a week or two beforehand but everyone here is invited. Had a lot of fun last year with…"
22 hours ago
Knaldskalle replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015). "
22 hours ago
Slappy joined eviltimes's group

2015 Oscar Predictions - You call 'em

What are your predictions on tonight's horse race?  List as many as you's like, why, whatever, that porn film you'll be watching instead, what necessary mind altering substance is required for you to stomach the ghastly production, etc.See More
Ando replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"Speedy (1928, Harold Lloyd) My favorite of the Llyod flicks. Lloyd can't keep a job but tries his luck as aNew York Cty cab driver. Naturally hilarity and chaos ensues. Babe Ruth makes a great cameo (and apparently hit a homer just for the…"
Ando commented on Hitch's group 'The Comedy Corner'
"Keaton had the best gags. "
Ando commented on Ando's group 'Criterion Fun'
"Chaplin. Modern Times (1936) Some great sequences. "
eviltimes replied to til's discussion 'What was that movie where this blonde girl was kidnapped and the guy who kidnapped her pretend to be in the same situation as her?'
"Pretty cool, tb!"
eviltimes replied to The Professor's discussion 'What did you watch today? v 35.0'
"I just can't get over Bogdanovich and the Dude banging Cybil at the same time."

© 2015   Created by eviltimes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service