Two films directed by Alain Payet, Furies sexuelles (1976) with Corinne Lemoine and Richard Allan, and Prostitution clandestine (1976) with Claudine Beccarie et Sylvia Bourdon. Released by Vinegar Syndrome. Edité par Vinegar Syndrome.
This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available at VinegarSyndrome.com and at Pulsestore.net.
Alain Payet was one of the first, and most controversial, auteurs to take full advantage of France’s legalization of hardcore sex in the cinema. Eschewing the superficial fluff pieces being directed by his peers, Payet’s films delved into the strange and perverse underbelly of Parisian sex culture. Presented here are his two earliest hardcore ventures, both produced by frequent Jess Franco collaborator, Robert de Nesle.
In Furies sexuelles, Marie-Madeleine is a shopgirl who, at the persuasion of her lecherous boss, has begun exchanging sexual favors with the store’s most affluent clientele. After being fired for refusing one of her customer’s advances, she finds solace in a squalid bar, which turns out to be a haven for prostitutes. Deciding to try her hand at the profession once again, but this time on her own terms, Marie-Madeleine is quickly immersed into a world of increasingly debauched and hedonistic experiences which soon threaten to destroy her in body and soul. A fittingly seedy and well directed drama, Furies sexuelles, aka Les Marie-Madeleine, is presented here in its totally uncensored original director’s cut, completely unseen since 1976. (106 min).
In Prostitution clandestine, Claudine and Martine are two young women who work as glamor models. But that’s only a cover for their actual profession: high class call girls servicing the whims and hidden fantasies of Paris’ high society. A virtual who’s who of early French hardcore, Prostitution clandestine stars Claudine Beccarie (Exhibition), Sylvia Bourdon (Pussy Talk, Exhibition 2), Martine Grimaud (Belles d’un soir), Pamela Standford (Cannibal Terror), and many others and is presented totally uncut for the first time on video. (104 min)
Two films directed by Alain Payet. 1976, original format 1.66.
Starring Corinne Lemoine, Marie-Christine Guennec, Claudine Beccarie, Pamela Standford, Sylvia Bourdon, Richard Allan, Carmelo Petix.
- Blu-ray All Zone
- Newly scanned & restored in 2k from their 35mm negatives
- “Richard Allan on FURIES SEXUELLES” – an interview with actor Richard Allan
- Bonus scene from the Belgium version of Furies sexuelles with Marie-Christine Guennec
- Original trailer for Prostitution clandestine
- Archival articles gallery
- Reversible cover artwork
- Newly translated English SDH subtitles