Unrated | | Drama
In a 2007 interview, Sylvia Kristel said the scene where Emmanuelle is offered up as the prize to two competitors in a Thai boxing match was particularly distasteful. She said she still shudders to think of it. When the scene was first presented to her as a crucial part of her character's 'education', she said she attempted to argue with the director Just Jaeckin that no woman would find being raped enjoyable. "But it was very hard to explain that to a male director," she said. "He merely replied 'Yes, but it's in the book.' It was a very humiliating scene, and very difficult for me."
It states that one must make love without shame or constraint. That virginity is not glorious. That the couple has its limits. And that these limits must be stretched to infinity.
(at around 1 min) When Emmanuelle is on the plane, she closes the blind fully and curls up. A fellow passenger sits down and embraces her. In addition to the high spotlight on her cleavage, there's a bright light coming from the direction of said covered window.
The following are the different video versions of "Emmanuelle"(1974): - 1. Panned & scanned, subtitled, rated "X" (other than the picture cropping, this presumably matches the original US theatrical print, which was NOT dubbed; long out of print) - 2. P&S, dubbed, rated "R" - 3. P&S, dubbed, unrated - 4. Letterboxed, dubbed, unrated - 5. Letterboxed, subtitled, unrated