"The spanking" is probably the best movie in the entire series.
At the same time as the erotic tension is strong, the story is vivid and interesting. The servant girl plays a complicated, but amusing game of intrigues which would be worth watching even without the finale.
Erotic costume dramas often become the kind of dull, contrived coyness that "Saturday Night Live" slaughtered so masterly in their late 1980:s parody ( "Tales of Ribaldry", presented by Jon Lovitz ). This movie, on the other hand, is alive, kicking and worthy of being sold in PAL-videoformat. ( It makes you wonder what the war was fought for! )