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Black Emanuelle / quad / UK

26.03.14

Poster Poster
Title
Black Emanuelle
AKA
Emanuelle nera (original title)
Year of Film
1975
Director
Bitto Albertini
Starring
Laura Gemser, Karin Schubert, Angelo Infanti, Isabelle Marchall, Gabriele Tinti, Don Powell, Venantino Venantini
Origin of Film
Spain | Italy
Genre(s) of Film
Laura Gemser, Karin Schubert, Angelo Infanti, Isabelle Marchall, Gabriele Tinti, Don Powell, Venantino Venantini,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
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Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1976
Designer
Vic Fair
Artist
Vic Fair
Size (inches)
30" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
A new experience in sensuality.

A striking design by British artist Vic Fair features on this UK quad for the release of Black Emanuelle, an Italian-Spanish softcore sexploitation by cinematographer turned director Bitto Albertini. One of the first films to cash in on the success of the internationally successful French softcore film Emmanuelle (note the dropped ‘m’), which had been released a year earlier.

Indonesian-born actress Laura Gemser stars as the journalist Mae Jordan, known to her readers as Emanuelle, who travels to Africa on an assignment. Whilst staying at the house of a married couple Emanuelle begins an affair with both of them leading her to question both her sexuality and racial identity. The film was successful enough to spawn several sequels and quasi-sequels, several of which were directed by prolific Italian schlockmeister Joe D’Amato and featured Gemser.

One of the most important designer/artists ever to work on British film marketing, Vic Fair is responsible for several iconic posters, including The Man Who Fell To Earth, posters for Hammer horrors like Vampire Circus, and the withdrawn advance one sheet for A View to a Kill. Despite working on all of the posters for the British ‘Confessions…’ series of comedy softcore films, this quad for Black Emanuelle was one of a tiny handful of sexploitation posters that Fair worked on during his career. In 2013 I published an interview with Vic Fair and this poster was mentioned:

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The poster you designed for Black Emanuelle is really striking.
Thanks, I came up with the idea of using the arch of her back as the mountain and the final touch was using the title treatment to cover her modesty. The softcore porn posters were always served quite well by working with pastels.

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The interview also features an image of an early sketch painting for the poster that can be viewed here.

Women’s Prison Massacre / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Women's Prison Massacre
AKA
Emanuelle fuga dall'inferno [Emanuelle escapes from hell] (Italy - original title) | A Bunch of Bastards (Greece - video box title) | Blade Violent (Japan - English title)
Year of Film
1983
Director
Bruno Mattei
Starring
Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano, Antonella Giacomini, Raul Cabrera, Pierangelo Pozzato, Robert Mura, Michael Laurant, Françoise Perrot, Jacques Stany, Flo Astair
Origin of Film
Italy | France
Genre(s) of Film
Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano, Antonella Giacomini, Raul Cabrera, Pierangelo Pozzato, Robert Mura, Michael Laurant, Françoise Perrot, Jacques Stany, Flo Astair,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1985
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (inches)
27" x 41 1/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
The killing never stops ...