• Raw and Naked (1997)

    * (out of 4)

    A young woman walks mysteriously into a family and soon begins to seduce all the men and women too. This hardcore flick from D'Amato is pretty much by the numbers. It features some rather wild sex scenes but none of them are overly erotic and I must admit that once again I feel the director just isn't interested in the material. Fans of D'Amato, like myself, who need to see everything he's done might be interested but don't expect to be entertained.

    Director Joe D'Amato will always be remembered for his horror films like BEYOND THE DARKNESS and ANTROPOPHAGUS as well as his long running Emanuelle series with Laura Gamser. After the Italian horror market dried up, D'Amato had a comeback with the softcore ELEVEN DAYS ELEVEN NIGHTS, which eventually led to the director doing porn titles. The director had previously mixed sex and horror in such titles as PORNO HOLOCAUST and EROTIC NIGHS OF THE LIVING DEAD but those films were a long way off from his later day porn.