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« on: June 25, 2010, 04:46:17 PM »

It seems lame to start talking about book before even finished. But I'm tempted.
SADOMANIA : SINEMA DE SADE book. Creation Books put it out, years later than originally intended. Did I read distributors refused to carry it when it was supposed to be released due hardcore visuals? Well, now it's in modern Creation style, 100 copies hardcover, priced somewhere around 70$, which seems little exaggerated for c. 7" size 120 page b/w book with type size like meant for children. BUT, I under line the BUT: it seems very interesting. It attempts to cover sadean films. Not sadistic ones, even if they are often referred. You can find nice details, like about old New York film makers (connections to AVON and such). Dachau camp surviving jew, who made some of the vilest films in "mainstream"(roughie) adult film. Director who accused of killing his wife and commit bank robbery, along with directing decent cult xxx movies.
Just came out while ago, and I see my copy was #20/100. So probably there should be copies left!

Other good books? IF not mandatory, at least decent reading:

Cinema of Transgression!
Eros of Hell!
Killing For Culture!
Roskaelokuvia!
Porn Gold! (more of history of porn than individual titles)
American Camp (was it called that? Good especially for good piece on THUNDERCRACK!)
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 06:51:04 PM »

Simon Whitechapel's Kamp Kulture, about nazi exploitation movies which is a nice read tho i still think here in Italy we have one of the best source for this kind of cinema, and i mean Nocturno Cinema magazine (their dossiers and even books, which entirely focus on b-cinema and extreme cinema of every sort)

http://www.nocturno.it/default.aspx

then books like "Cinema Calibro 9" about gialli and police-movies, by Fabrizio Luperto
"Erosvastika" by the guys of Nocturno
"Joe D'Amato" by Gordiano Lupi and "Nocturno Dossier n.78 Joe D'Amato"
"Sex & Violence" by Roberto Curti and Tommaso La Selva (a huge book, from grindhouse/underground porno to Franco, Rollin, Lucifer Valentine, Fred Vogel...)
I will spare to you the enormous amount of books about Pasolini's work on Salò
It's a shame these books are not translated into english language

I'd surely like to read the long awaited and never published Jamie Gillis' book PURE FILTH (with a preface by Sotos), which really should be a fully sadean read about cinema, mostly focusing on the brilliant dialogues of Gillis' private movies- Feral House was supposed to release it but then nothing happened

Babylon Blue by David Flint, an other nice read about porn movies -much more entertaining than the lame The X Factory by Anthony Petkovich
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 12:46:15 AM »

i enjoyed

great chats with Cronenberg, sounds like a nice guy....


part cinema and part true crime


only if you're into Argento

read some good things on Ringu-like J horror ...Harryhausen....godzilla, etc but that would be tooo offtopic? ;-)


great book for the size of it, great pics, THICK, lot of time went into it, but very $ :

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 02:01:28 AM »

saw that sadomania book on creation, but it´s beyond my budget...I think they just put out a lasse braun book, did you get that mikko ? I think it is also a very limited edition

I love books on film, it is mainly what I read

some personal favourites include :











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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 10:23:58 AM »

That new Creation books Lasse Braun book was like 100$.
I have not got it yet. Not sure if it's really out, or still just pre-orders.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 11:14:07 AM »

Creation Books price policy (especially with this latest batch of books) is far beyond good and evil...

Again, Lasse Braun recently released his autobiography "Senza Tregua" (400 pages fully loaded with every sort of sordid memory about the infamous loops Era, plus interesting and highly detailed stories about the most known starlettes of Porn...i guess you'd truly enjoy his vivid tale of the "Hooked" backstage, with the meathook, the flesh, the dirt and the flies surrounding a frightened porn-girl laying on a filthy table of a slaughterhouse), here in Italy. Someone SHOULD really publish this in english language
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 09:23:45 PM »

In American fanzine there was Lasse's article about his "dominant relationships", which included eating slices of cut-out of slave female's skin ("meat") and descriptions of few affairs with families who wanted him to use their girls & boys. It was amusing that Lasse would rather defend himself not being gay, when talking about the action with little boy. As if not being gay was the main thing what should have been defended, heh...

I don't know what is reality of book publishing now, except that it's cheaper and easier than ever. But if you want certain amount of $$ for publisher, author and perhaps even some 3rd parties, if you reduce print run from 1000 to 500.. and then from 500 to 100 or even 50, even if printing digitally is still fairly decent price even in minimal printrun, if hoping retail price to bring same "total income", I guess this is conclusion.
100x100$, 200x50$ or 500x20$.. ...10000$ to try to work with to covers costs, salaries and author royalties.  I guess it is just easier to find 100 who pay 100$ than 500 who pay 20$ when you talk about obsessive content? But perhaps there should be some publisher to try something in larger run. Which doesn't always sell by pre-order, but be available for years like good encyclopedia/info books should?
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 11:04:02 PM »

In American fanzine there was Lasse's article about his "dominant relationships", which included eating slices of cut-out of slave female's skin ("meat") and descriptions of few affairs with families who wanted him to use their girls & boys. It was amusing that Lasse would rather defend himself not being gay, when talking about the action with little boy. As if not being gay was the main thing what should have been defended, heh...

I don't know what is reality of book publishing now, except that it's cheaper and easier than ever. But if you want certain amount of $$ for publisher, author and perhaps even some 3rd parties, if you reduce print run from 1000 to 500.. and then from 500 to 100 or even 50, even if printing digitally is still fairly decent price even in minimal printrun, if hoping retail price to bring same "total income", I guess this is conclusion.
100x100$, 200x50$ or 500x20$.. ...10000$ to try to work with to covers costs, salaries and author royalties.  I guess it is just easier to find 100 who pay 100$ than 500 who pay 20$ when you talk about obsessive content? But perhaps there should be some publisher to try something in larger run. Which doesn't always sell by pre-order, but be available for years like good encyclopedia/info books should?

some interesting accounts of hard bdsm back in the seventies mostly performed in Amsterdam porn clubs, strange and unusual relationships of free love, castings which suspiciously look like abusive attempts to fuck every single girl Mr Braun had to face (he quietly admits he almost fucked evry girl he used to cast for his flicks), Nazism and Hitler himself (when Braun was a baby, he was living there in the middle of the Third Reich...reading these pages, especially when he tells us how he had the chance to pull and to play with Hitler's moustache, you begin to think the guy has a serious thing for bragging). He had sex with boys (and yes, families are involved and offer their precious darlings) -but he points out that these boys looked like girls and he understood what was really  going on when it was too late (!) - meaning that he found a cock where he expected a cunt, but, and this is really hilarious, he decided to fuck these boys in the ass anyway...
I've met the man a lot of times and well...he's a hippie. Old school/old fashioned hippie who truly believes in the power of love, in the freedom thru sex and in other equally asinine bullshits- so you basically ask him about the nice proclivities which fill his past movies (especially the loops) expecting this dark mind to be unleashed and you end listening to moronic W. Reich's theories and sexual revolution. I think i'ìm the only one who wrote a negative review when i had to speak of the book - not for the book in itself, which is highly recommended, but because i cant stand people who need desperately to hide their pleasures behind a curtain of intellectual statements and assertions
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 06:50:49 AM »

some of my standard film reference books i use again and again include:

I COLORI DEL BUIO - IL CINEMA THRILLING ITALIANO DAL 1930 AL 1979 (Luca Rea)
LA COMMEDIA EROTICA ITALIANA - VENT'ANNI DI CINEMA SEXY "MADE IN ITALY" (Michele Giordano)
DELIRIUM - A GUIDE TO ITALIAN EXPLOITATION CINEMA 1975-1979
99 DONNE - STELLE A STELLINE DEL CINEMA ITALIANO (Manlio Gomarasca and Davide Pulici)
JESS FRANCO CHRONICLES (Andreas Bethmann)
FORGOTTEN HORRORS (George F. Turner and Michael H. Price)
THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY (Robert Michael Cotter)

...and various others depending on what genre i'm obsessing over, but nothing for reference compares to the magazines:
EUROPEAN TRASH CINEMA, THE CHEESEPLANT, NOCTURNO, AMARCORD, GIALLO PAGES, etc.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 09:29:26 AM »

mikko,
this is also a good book of SADEAN cinema and the arts:
MARQUIS DE SADE: ANTHOLOGIE ILLUSTREE (Edited by Stefano Piselli, Roberto Guidotti, Federico de Zigno, Riccardo Morrocchi)



many of you probably already have some of the volumes, but if not; GLITTERING IMAGES puts out some of the most definitive hard and softcovers on many cinema genres, my favorites being LA DOLCE PAURA, HORROR ALL'ITALIANA: 1957-1979, and the WESTERN ALL'ITALIANA books.

www.glitteringimages.it
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 07:10:43 PM »

See No Evil comes highly recommended.
Sweet & Savage by Mark Goodall was good, focusing on italian mondo movies (a nice complement to Killing For Culture).

Been interested in picking up All The Colors Of The Dark for a while now, but the pricetag... Well, is it worth it? Not a big Bava-fan, but still really interested in this one!
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 08:34:08 PM »

Probably the best Fulci biography

http://www.unmondoaparte.it/luciofulci.html

400 pages and big format, a lot of anecdotes and informations. Not so rich as images unfortunately
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 09:03:04 PM »

NIGHTMARE USA by Stephen Thrower

I wish I'd picke dup that German book on Cannibal films...

Also the RE/Search book, INCREDIBLY STRANGE FILMS.

 Plus MONDO MACABRO & the othe rbook Pete Tombs did.
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 12:30:54 AM »

CUT:THE UNSEEN CINEMA Baxter Phillips

Bellezas del Cine Mexicano Rogelio Agrasanchez Jr. more of a photo book but still somewhat informative on Mexican cinema of the 30s-60s.

Io Emanuelle  not an actual book but a great Laura Gemser resource.

ANTICRISTO Steve Fentone Ultimate guide on nun sleaze.

Overlook Film Encyclopedia "Horror" edited by Phil Hardy very detailed reference book on horror film from 1896 to 1992...used this a lot when ordering tapes from trade lists way back when.



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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 07:21:04 PM »

I'd love to own ANTICRISTO! FAB should reissue that as an affordable pb.
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