Written by: Michael Den Boer on May 23rd, 2009
Theatrical Release Date: Austria / West Germany / Italy, 1970
Director: Franz Antel
Writers: Carlo Fuscagni, Kurt Nachmann
Cast: Teri Tordai, Harald Leipnitz, Glenn Saxson, Jacques Herlin, Paul Löwinger, Rudolf Schündler, Rudolf Prack, Ernst Waldbrunn, Andrea Rau, Poldo Bendandi, Rosalba Neri, Hannelore Auer, Elisabeth Felchner, Christine Fischer, Willy Millowitsch
DVD Released: May 19th, 2009
Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono Italian
DVD Release: Sinful Mermaid
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.95
The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn was directed by Franz Antel (Casanova & Company). The screenplay for The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn was co-written by Kurt Nachmann (The Sweet Pussycats). The score for The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn was composed by Gianni Ferrio who’s other notable scores include, Julio Buchs – Perversion Story, A Bullet for Sandoval, The Bloodstained Butterfly, Death Caresses at Midnight and Tony Arzenta – Big Guns. The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn is also know under the alternative title Sexy Susan Knows how…! There are three other related films which all were directed by Franz Antel and star Teri Tordai. The other three films are as follows, The Sweet Sins of Sexy Susan, House of Pleasure and The Hostess Exceeds All Bounds.
The plot for The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn features several subplots which all intertwine with the film’s main plot of who will assume the title as the count of Tursa. One of the main subplots involves two lovers who are on the run after one of them assaulted some French soldiers. During their daring escape Justine is wounded when a bullet hits her in the shoulder. Ferdinand remembers that there is an Inn nearby in which he will be able to get her help. Little do they know that Tursa where this inn is located is not any safer of a hiding place as its citizen’s are being terrorized by an overzealous Baron who has been taxing anyone who is immoral! In order to save Ferdinand who is being accused of an immoral relationship with Justine, she convinces the magistrate that they are actually husband and wife. Somehow in the aftermath of trying to once again avoid trouble, Justine and Ferdinand end up buying an Inn in Tursa. They quickly turn their Inn into a place where the citizen’s can secretly gather and fornicate. The other major subplot involves a bandit named Von trenck who is the actual heir to the throne of Tursa. The Baron who has assumed the temporary control of Tursa must come up with one million dollars and many a countess named Leontina before the magistrate approves his claim as count of Tursa.
There is a lot going in the film and several viewings may be needed to keep track of all the details. Also the plot moves along at a break neck place. There are many twists and turns with the most notable being a trick that Justine helps execute against the Baron. The film’s standout moment is a scene where Justine and three other ladies use their naked flesh to play tricks on the Baron’s sanity. Performance wise all of the cast are very good in their respective roles with Jacques Herlin in the role of Baron Bierrechalet and Teri Tordai in the role of Justine being the most memorable performances. Another performance of note is Glenn Saxson (Kriminal) in the role of Von trenck. Also look out for Rosalba Neri, in the all too brief role of Countess Leontina. Ultimately The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn is an entertaining farce that has the perfect balance of comedy, erotica and action.
The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Outside of some mild print debris, the source used for this transfer is fairly clean. Details generally look crisp with some instances where the image looks too soft. Colors fare well and flesh tones look natural. This transfer has not been flagged for progressive playback.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. The audio sound clear and background noise is minimal. Removable English subtitles have been included that are easy to read, follow and error free.
Extras for this release are limited to an image gallery that plays like a featurette with music from the film playing in the background. Overall The Hostess Also Likes to Blow the Horn gets a well rounded audio / video presentation.