Emanuelle Black Velvet (aKa Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle and Velluto nero) is a 1976 Italian sexploitation film written and directed by Brunello Rondi (Riot in a Women’s Prison, Violent Life, Master of Love, and Run, Psycho, Run). The story was written by Ferdinando Baldi (Just a Damned Soldier, Warbus, The Sicilian Connection, and Django, Prepare a Coffin). It was produced by Harry Alan Towers (The Mangler, The Hitman, Howling IV, Emmanuelle franchise, Fu Manchu franchise, and 99 Women).
Emmanuelle (played by: Laura Gemser from Emanuelle franchise, Deep Blood, Erotic Nights of the Living Dead, and Endgame) travels to the sweltering deserts of Egypt with her macho fashion photographer boyfriend Carlo (played by: Gabrielle Tinti from Cut and Run, The Crawlers, EndGame, Emanuelle franchise, and The House of Exorcism). She runs into people like Horatio (played by: Al Cliver from Zombie, Devil Hunter, The New Gladiators, Touch of Death, The Beyond, and Endgame). Initially planning to simply visit her wealthy friend Crystal (played by: Nieves Navarro from Emanuelle franchise, The Rip-Off, Death Walks at Midnight, Death Walks on High Heels, and All the Colors of the Dark), the depressed damsel soon finds herself falling into a series of increasingly sensual encounters, while fixing her lustful attentions on Crystal’s comely daughter Pia (played by: Annie Belle from House on the Edge of the Park, Switch, Climax, and Emmanuelle franchise).
Emanuelle Black Velvet is more about it’s beautiful locations, cinematography, and softcore hook ups rather than an actual story here. Don’t expect a great plot or anything that really connects everything together for this Black Emanuelle entry. Laura Gemser shines like always as the iconic character and she’s the best thing about this low budget production. The cast is solid and it features more than a few familiar faces in it. It was edited by cult director Bruno Mattei.This one delivers what you would expect from this type of movie but don’t expect more than that. It has it’s moments and it’s definitely entertaining for the most part. It’s great to see more Black Emanuelle films get upgraded to the blu ray format. If you are fan of Laura Gemser or the series, this is worth checking out!!!!
Let’s talk about the high definition presentation from Full Moon Features! This 1080p (2.35:1) uncut transfer is a huge upgrade compared to older home video releases which included some questionable bootlegs or lower quality offerings from the black market from back in the day. It features a few different audio options which includes English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Surround on the disc. It’s solid, definitely better than what was offered before when it came to this movie. All of the dialogue is clean, the spy thrills are elevated, and the music has a nice boost to it. It has Trailers for Barbed Wire Dolls, Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun, Naked Girl Murdered in the Park, Satanic Sisters, Voodoo Passion, and Women in Cell Block 9. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!