Written by: Michael Den Boer on August 28th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Italy, 1978
Directors: Luigi Batzella, Derek Ford
Cast: Enzo Monteduro, Karin Well, Ajita Wilson, Vivienne Sultan, Anna Valentino, Zaira Zoccheddu, Anna Maria Romolo, Mike Monty, Marina Daunia, Eva Ruffo, Ulla Johannsen, Alessandra Vazzoler, Guia Lauri Filzi, Salvatore Baccaro
DVD released: September 28th, 2010
Approximate running time: 66 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono Italian
DVD Release: Mya Communication
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.95
Synopsis: A middle aged man with a peeping fetish lets his fantasies run wild.
Eros Perversions was co-directed by Luigi Batzella (Nude for Satan, SS Hell Camp) and Derek Ford, who is most known for co-writing the screenplay for Corruption. Not being familiar with the film’s that Derek Ford directed. I would be inclined to say that the debauchery that appears on screen are more in line with the Luigi Batzella film’s that I have seen. The score for Eros Perversions was composed by Fabio Frizzi, who is most known for his collaborations with director Lucio Fulci (most notably The Beyond). In many ways his score for Eros Perversions is very similar vibe wise to the score that he composed for The Real Emanuelle.
The plot is kept simple as it is really nothing more than a series of erotica themed segments in which the film’s protagonist a middle age man with a pepping fetish who is superbly portrayed by Enzo Monteduro (The Hot Nights of Caligula).He brings the right amount of absurdity to the events which unfold in this film. And while there are plenty of naked women on display and elements commonly associated with erotica. The tone of the film is absolutely anchored in fantasy and played for laughs, not arousal. Outside of the film’s protagonist, the remaining characters are nothing more than mere props.
Three cast members of note albeit in minor roles are Karin Well (Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror), Ajita Wilson (Macumba Sexual) and Salvatore Baccaro (the beast from SS Hell Camp). The film’s standout moment is a scene that takes place at a wax museum. In this scene the film’s protagonist is being danced around seductively as he takes on the guises of Napoleon, Dracula, a Hunchback and Hitler. Another moment that many are sure not to forget is a scene where the film’s protagonist is getting a massage and the beautiful masseuse, turns into the character played by Salvatore Baccaro. Ultimately Eros Perversions is a whimsical film that has a satisfying mix of humor and perversion.
Eros Perversion is presented in an anamorphic widescreen. Framing wise this appears to be the film’s original aspect ratio as the image does not look cropped. Colors are average at best and tend to look muted. Details tend to soft and black levels look weak. Also there are nicks, scratches and other forms of print debris that vary in degree throughout.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital mono mix in Italian and removable English subtitles have been provided (there are a few typos). Outside of some instances where background flares up. Dialog sounds clear and everything sounds balanced.
This release comes with no extra content. Overall Eros Perversion gets a lackluster presentation that leaves plenty of room for improvement.