"The Image (1975)" Review

Synopsis: A worldly Parisian, Jean (Carl Parker) thinks he's seen and done it all until he meets an entertainer, Claire (Marilyn Roberts), and her young protégé, Anne (Mary Mendum), who introduce him to a sensual but dangerous world of sexual cruelty, bondage and emotional manipulation.

Review:  I must be honest and say that this is the first film from Radley Metzger that I have ever laid eyes one and I have to say that I was amazed by how much I enjoyed it. See I am not into these type of films like some people are but I do find them very enjoyable when they are done well. This film is definitely erotic ,but it didn't leave me with a sleazy feeling afterwards like some films in the erotica genre do. Now even though I did not get a sleazy feeling I must let you know that there is some pretty explicit sex acts in this film. The biggest highlight for me about this film was the exquisite nudity and the sadomasochistic bond between the younger woman and older woman. The acting and look of the film is top notch as well and the scenery at times can be quite breath taking. This film I have to say is one that perfectly blurs the line between a typical softcore film and a hardcore adult film ,but doesn't go to the point of making this film sleazy ,but at the same time not making it into a boring typical softcore film. I would recommend this to couples who are into S&M ,but don't want something too hardcore and I would recommend this also to anyone who is a fan of erotic films. Overall this was a superb film and quite possibly one of the best erotic titles I have ever had the chance to view.

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Radley Metzger
DVD Release Year:2002
Theatrical Release Year: 1975
Time Length: 94 mins.
Company: Synapse Films