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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies and explicit sex
NUDITY!!!We get hardcore oral male and female, penatration, the whole deal. The sex is even with one of the main charators not some spliced in porn. We get lots of naked Laura, and some other girl that spends pretty much the whole move in a bikini, topless, and even a fair amount of time bottom less, and several other full frontal nude girls. Also a girl has sex with a...
Published on June 15, 2006 by General Darkside

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars for the gutmuncher completist only...
Oh good lord what can I say about this one. With Laura Gemser starring and Joe D'amato directing, this film feels like a lost entry in the Black Emmanuelle series, but in this one she plays a voodoo girl who keeps staring off the beach of Cat Island. Do not take this as a bad thing as D'Amato's camera loves Gemser and perhaps in this film it is apparent more than their...
Published on June 30, 2004 by Scott Jeune


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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies and explicit sex, June 15, 2006
NUDITY!!!We get hardcore oral male and female, penatration, the whole deal. The sex is even with one of the main charators not some spliced in porn. We get lots of naked Laura, and some other girl that spends pretty much the whole move in a bikini, topless, and even a fair amount of time bottom less, and several other full frontal nude girls. Also a girl has sex with a champagne bottle, real penatration, and the bottle pops its cork inside her, bubbles spill from her bush! It was strange to see hardcore full blown sex and then simulated softcore sex back to back. The sftcore seemed so tame after the hardcore.

The zombie stuff is fairly weak but still entertaining. The movie had a cool feel to it. I liked the boating, the seduction on the boat, the remote island.

I know alot of viewers are critical of this movie, but it is insanely original and there is nothing like it. That alone is worth something, besides all the sex and nudity. By itself you could give it 2 stars, but compare it other movies and its easily 5 star.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars for the gutmuncher completist only..., June 30, 2004
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Scott Jeune (kerhonkson, ny) - See all my reviews
Oh good lord what can I say about this one. With Laura Gemser starring and Joe D'amato directing, this film feels like a lost entry in the Black Emmanuelle series, but in this one she plays a voodoo girl who keeps staring off the beach of Cat Island. Do not take this as a bad thing as D'Amato's camera loves Gemser and perhaps in this film it is apparent more than their others. George Eastman of 'Baba Yaga' stars in this one as a boat captain who is hired by this skeezy oversexed (you betcha!!) lawyer type to take him to the forbidden island with his tramp dujour. So Eastman (apparently still a Name in the cast because he gets to have all his sex with his clothes on) takes them out there where the living dead attack them. Okay, the zombies don't get as much screen time as the naked chicks, but with this kind of acting, like, who can tell the difference. Combining the hardcore market and the gutmuncher market is honestly one of the most misguided ideas in the history of film, so this one gets three stars just for being a carwreck of a film that you just know you have to slow down for. I will never look at a champagne bottle the same way again, and, like Jay Slater said in his book Eaten Alive, I could only wonder what had happened to the cork... The photography of the sex scenes leaves me with one lingering query: What would D'amato have achieved in the hardcore scene if he hadn't been so misogynistic? Also kudos to the overdubbing dept.--they didn't even match the cat's yowling with it's mouth!!
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60 of 71 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You Gasp! You Scream! You hit the Chapter/Skip Button!, September 19, 2004
This review is from: Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (DVD)
I may not be the quintessential purveyor of Euro-Horror, but I have seen enough to know that I have seen one of of the worst in "Erotic Nights of the Living Dead!" That is not to say that this film is entirely uninteresting.

If money is no object, or you can pick this DVD up for a song, then the combination of eye candy, bad special effects and hysterical dubbing (anybody remember SCTV's "Rome, Italian Style" spoof from years ago? Dubbing wise, this is the real thing!)make this zombie movie fun to watch...for awhile. Cinema this bad can only last so long until you grab your DVD remote and speed up the process, or go to the main menu for the special features.

You have two men and a woman head out to "Cat Island," where zombies are purported to live. These folks don't believe the folktales, meet up with the only two inhabitants of the grave-riddled island (an elderly man with a boil on his forehead and his sultry granddaughter, played by Euro-Siren Laura Gemser), who warn the visitors to leave and... well, y'know.

What I found most shocking about the film was that the restored hardcore sex scenes advertised on the package were actually hardcore sex scenes, available in shops that refuse to sell XXX action. Now--- if this is the part you're curious about, it's only one hardcore scene, and probably tame compared to the other XXX you've seen. You get lots of soft-core, lots of beautiful women romping naked, but nothing worth shelling out hard cash for.

As for the Euro-Horror zombie flesh-chomping scenes, they are far and few between, and amongst the worst you will ever see!

The special features? The alternate scenes and the Laura Gemser gallery is so lame, you would swear the folks producing this DVD wanted to outdo the mediocrity of the film itself. The one good special feature is the trailers for other Euro-Horror films.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars doesn't excel at either genre, July 10, 2004
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As a horror/zombie film, this movie doesn't deliver at all. There are very few scenes of actual gore, zombies, or cannibalism and what there is is actually kinda tame(i'm not talking tame by today's standards, i'm talking tame by late 70's/early 80's standards!). Scares are none, and atmosphere in lieu of it is minimal.
As for the sexploitation part, there is one extended x-rated scene(nothing special here). The rest is just soft-core stuff and most scenes are brief(or badly edited...by the editor, not by a censor cause i saw the 112 minute un-cut version). Not much "erotic"-ism in these living dead if that's what you'r looking for.
Overall, this film is really disappointing(despite a nice little twist ending) though not entirely unwatchable. It just seems awkward and disjointed and fails to excel as a gore or sex film; and it's not quite as exploitative as some would lead you to believe. The dvd is nice though: decent widescreen transfer, stills gallery(including a Laura Gemser gallery), 4 trailers(plus the film's own), and alternate footage(nothing special). For the genre collector, it may be enough to warrant buying. But for the curious, a rental should do.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Joe D'Amato's best...........in the Zombie category., August 19, 2006
First things first......this is a Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) Zombie Classic. Any one who is a Joe D'Amato fan knows that in all of his films with an exception of a few the he mixes Sex and Horror together. So don't by his movies if you do not like movies like this.

A hotel developer purchases a cursed tropical island where he plans to build a luxury resort. Arriving on the god-forsaken island he finds opposition in the worm infested, flesh eating, walking corpses as they begin to rise from their graves.

Exotic Laura Gemser (BLACK EMANUELLE, EMANUELLE AND THE CANNIBALS, VIOLENCE IN A WOMAN'S PRISON) plays a sexy and mysterious apparition, who warns of grave danger! Among the rarest of all zombie/cannibal/sex films, this Joe D'Amato masterwork is full of gore, steamy eroticism, and an apocalyptic cannibal-zombie climax flesh feast you won't soon forget!

Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) was born on December 15, 1936, in Rome and died in Rome, Italy because of a heart attack. The last film that D'Amato was working on was a movie called PLANKTON (1995). That was supposed to be about a group of young divers become infected with a 'virus' which results in rape and bloody mayhem.

Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (Sexy Night of the Living Dead) originally was supposed to be a strait forward Horror film. But the producer told Joe to put the Sex, Orgasms, threesomes in there to spice it up.

Erotic Nights of the Living Dead is an Erotic Horror film. It even states tat on the back of the box. If you don't like the version with all the Sex, Orgasms, threesomes then just buy the Cut version also by Shriek Show.

If you liked this title then you will like Joe D'Amato's (Aristide Massaccesi)other Zombie Horror Classic, PORNO HOLOCAUST also released by Shriek Show/Media Blasters under their Expliotation label company Expliotation Digital. It is the infamous sleaze/horror 'classic' from Joe D'Amato. That Stars infamous cast of EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD; George Eastman, Dirce Funari, Lucia Ramirez and Mark Shannon, join Annj Goren (Unleashed Perversions of Emanuelle, Black Orgasm) in this notorious Italian cult shocker!

In Porno Holocaust, A group of scientists visit a deserted island to search for a native who's reportedly been exposed to nuclear fallout. Unaware that a sex-crazed, cannibalistic, radioactive monster walks among them they are stalked and attacked by the, zombie mutant. This insatiable creature explicitly rapes and then disembowels the females, who die horrible deaths after being inseminated with its radioactive sperm.

This is one of Joe D'Amato's strangest, wildest, and sleaziest films!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Joe D Amato's only Disney release, June 28, 2005
This review is from: Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (DVD)
Proliffic porn and horror director Joe D Amato attempts to tackle two popular genres that many other Italian directors have tried to cash in on during their success in the late 70's and early 80's which were the beloved genre's of zombie horror flicks and Porn. In essence, you would think by mixing the two, you would have yourself a great movie. But Erotic Nights of the Living Dead falls short as both a porn flick and a zombie movie. But what it does accomplish, is the status of a truly great pizza and beer with buddies movie. So if you're into truly and laughably bad movies with bad acting, bad dubbing, bad music, bad plot and mediocore effects, Erotic Nights of the Living Dead may be up your next Mystery Science Theater 3000 project. I will say that the zombies are very Fulci in design and there are a few good gory moments here and there. But otherwise avoid unless you are a zombie completist or a truly sadist cinephile like myself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies and Porn, July 9, 2007
Erotic Nights of the Living Dead aka Sexy Nights of the Living Dead (if you get the uncut version). Came out in 1980 and was filmed back to back with many other Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) classics like Porno Holocaust, Hard Sensations, and Porno Esotic Love. Erotic Nights of the Living Dead starred many Joe D'Amato originals (who are also all in the other three films above), Laura Gemser (Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals), George Eastman (Antropophagus), Dirce Funari (Unleashed Perversions of Emanuelle), Lucia Ramirez (Blue Paradise), and Mark Shannon (Emanuelle in the Country).

Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) did the Cinematography as well for the film. The script was written by actor George Eastman. Erotic Nights of the Living Dead in my mind was a very good film. it had violence, blood, gore, sex, and hard core penetration scenes. This is a most have for any Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) fan or any one who likes zombie movie movies.

Special features for Erotic Nights of the Living Dead include:
Uncut Uncensored XXX Footage Restored!
Erotic Sunny Afternoons of the Living Dead (Alternate Footage)
Production Stills and a HOT and Steamy Laura Gemser Gallery!
Original Theatrical Trailer for the Movie!

Plot Line of the Movie: A hotel developer purchases a cursed tropical island where he plans to erect a luxury resort. Arriving on the god-forsaken island he finds opposition in the worm infested, flesh eating, walking corpses as they begin to rise from their graves.

Did you know: Erotic Nights of the Living Dead is among the rarest of all zombie/cannibal/sex films. This Joe D'Amato masterwork is chock full of gore FX, steamy and graphic eroticism, and an apocalyptic cannibal-zombie flesh feast you won't forget!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Part Horror, Part Porn - A Film And Fanbase Divided..., September 13, 2010
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This movie has divided fans of Joe D'Amato, horror, zombies and sexploitation for decades now, and there's good reason for it. The first part of the film is a straight up porno film indicative of almost all Europorn of its day. The latter part is a tepid horror film about the resurrection of the living dead on a tropical island, and even creates a further rift among horror aficionados and zombie freaks about whether the island's inhabitants are just garden variety plain old undead or the upper elitist echelon, the zombie nation (zombie fans take their zombie worship very seriously, I might add). And, in between, there's just your average, standard travelogue exploitation we've seen hundreds of times before.

There's no set up, no introductory plot, just bad music, bad acting, bad editing and lots of 'coitus interuptus', as none of the sex is finished - in the middle of each scene, the scissor edits kick in, and we're whisked away to someplace we didn't wish to be...so as porn, it's almost a failure, but not quite. As horror, it's pretty much a dud until the last 20 minutes when the zombies/undead begin to rise from the sandy soil of their gravesites (which is rather cool, I will add), so it leaves much to be desired there as well.
It uses most of the same cast and scenery locations from a similar film of D'Amato's, 'Porno Holocaust', which was filmed at or around the same time, which I think I preferred to this one - 'can't be sure 'till I suffer through it again (I'm a closet cine-masochist, I guess).

As far as Laura Gemser goes, aside from a brief glimpse of her 35 minutes into the film, we don't get to see her form or hear her speak till 50 minutes into the island undead saga, so she shouldn't be billed as the star of this flick. She barely gets any screen time, and unveils herself to us only once that I can remember, so it's a total disappointment there. Huge bummer...if you're grabbing this for her presence, think twice.

So what we're left with is yet another flick D'Amato didn't have his heart or head in, a movie that can't decide whether it wants to be a horror flick or a sexploitation-porn film, and ultimately ends up as not much of either. It is a curious oddity for those who have a weakness for such things, myself included, so you'll have to decide for yourself based on these disclosures whether you want to spend an `Erotic Night of the Living Dead'. It might just kill ya...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A review from Zombiefans!, December 9, 2007
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If there was as much zombie action in this movie as there was sex, this movie would be great!

1) ACTING: The acting was difficult to tell as the voices of the actors were dubbed. No one "appeared" to be a bad actor.

2) PRODUCTION: The movie was pretty good when it came to production values. There were a few lighting issues, but nothing too distracting. Not a whole lot of blood and gore in this movie. There is a scene that is pretty violently graphic, and then later, one of our heroes is being eaten by the zombies. The soundtrack wasn't bad, and the eerie organ music heightened the creepiness of the island. The old man and the girl on the island were never explained, but I'm guessing they were ghosts, even though the girl did get it on with both Larry, John AND Fiona.

3) ZOMBIES: The zombies in this one are definitely "Romero shamblers," even though where Romero's had problems walking, these were very steady in their pace. These zombies were very reminiscent of the Templar Knights movies, right down to the robes. They were in advanced stages of "rot," and varied from grotesque maggot covered peeling skin to simple gray faces with darkened eyes. They walked INCREDIBLY slow and weren't difficult to destroy. They did enjoy eating their victims.

4) THE CAUSE: No specific cause was given. The island suffered an earthquake, then an un-named epidemic, and there seemed to be some black magic and rituals involved as well.

5) NUDITY: There was SO much nudity and graphic sex in this movie, it was almost like watching a horror themed soft core porn movie. There was one hardcore scene (complete with money shot) and I wonder if all the sex was taken out of this movie, if it would be 40 minutes long! There also is an interesting champagne bottle scene that must be seen to be believed. (37 minutes in)

This movie was pretty much "okay," although it is a number of years old. Other than the sex, it is really mild for an Italian horror movie. Normally, there is blood galore, but not here. I wonder if the director purposely did this, and then filled the rest of the movie with lots of nudity and sex. I wouldn't recommend buying it, as after one viewing, you'll probably not need to (or want to) see it again. But, I don't really think there is anywhere around that this would be on a video store's rental shelf.

RATING: 2 out of 5
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You Want to Build a Hotel Where?, June 6, 2006
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Joshua Koppel (Chicago, IL United States) - See all my reviews
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Vampires have often been portrayed as seductive and sexy. Even werewolves are getting their day in the romance novels. But erotic zombies? Not really. The zombies here are not portrayed in any erotic manner, other than Laura Gemser lending her presence to the scene. Instead, the uncensored sex is provided by a hotel executive scouting a location to build a hotel. For some unknown reason he has chosen a remote island that seems to be completely covered in burial grounds. Laura Gemser is on the side of the interned. So what happens when capitalism tries to clash with the dead and buried? The dead become restless.

What follows is rather typical of the low budget zombie films. The island becomes overrun with hundreds of zombies pushing up through the dirt to take their revenge on the living. The film could have used a little more plot to tie it together so we would know why the site was picked, that the developers knew about the graves but disregarded them, etc. but we don't get that. What we do wind up with is the sexy Laura Gemser, a bit of explicit sex, and lots of walking corpses. Actually, not so bad for a low-budget zombie film.

If you are of fan of the low-budget zombie genre (you know who you are) then you will probably get a kick out of this film. If you are interested in seeing a hardcore epic that happens to include zombies, then you will be disappointed by the brief, though explicit, footage. If you know what you are hoping to find then you will know if this one is for you.
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