Driving in their car through France one summer, two young girls, Anna & Francoise, find themselves trapped in the kingdom of the mythic Morgana, Queen of the Witches. Ever since Merlin taught her his skills centuries ago,... more » Morgana has gone on living by obtaining the souls of the young women who pass through her kingdom. In exchange, she gives the captives who agree to her pact eternal youth and beauty. Those who refuse her grow old and ugly in the dungeons of her castle. A classic of erotic horror presented here uncut for the first time ever.« less
"This is a wonderful piece of French fantasy, never seen in this country before. It bears many similiarities to Jean Rollin (2 girls trapped in a castle, roads that are endless circles, lesbianism, the use of the French countryside, ruins, even a graveyard. Plus 2 of the actresses acted for Rollin), but weaves its own charm. The print is immaculate and beautifully transferred, and the girls are beautiful. If you're in the mood for an offbeat fantasy spiced with some nudity and soft core, you won't be disappointed."
Fast forward review
Nobody | 02/03/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As a sex sleaze fan you have to like a movie where the first frame is the skin of a naked bound girl, don't you? The only drawback is immediately thereafter we're introduced to a real hag that haunts the rest of the film, Morgana herself, who unfortunately does not resemble the giant hose-bagged heroine we all know and love, but rather a kind of manly dwarf.
Nevermind, that's what video editing is for. The plot is pretty standard, pretty girls get lost in their car, find a pile of hay and immediately proceed to lez out. One of them finds a mystical boat (ala The Holy Grail, but the music isn't as good) and is immediately whisked off to an island where she promptly falls into a pile of naked girls. She takes a little hit off a hookah and finds herself all tied up in purple ropes, ready to be abused.
Then . . . it all turns to mush. There's a couple more scenes of lezzing out in diaphonous robes and that's it. No blood, no whipping, no bugger all. 86 minutes of zilch. At least it's in french so you don't have to listen to the plot. The minimum one star for the nudity, but I'd really give it zero if I could, what's nudity count for these days?"
A Bower of Pulchritude
Ii Naotaka | between Continents | 03/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One reviewer here seems to have gotten it all wrong about Morgana. She is a fox among a den of foxes. The crone-looking character is actually a dwarf man in the film who serves as Morgana's second in command, but I can see why "somebody" made the error--the opening scenes are highly distracting, the confusion stemming from the rather delightful sight of a bound, pleading, naked woman. That sort of thing tends to focus your attention away from other details, large and small. I'm sorry, but this movie is well worth seeing in all its cheesy glory--it's a pure erotic romp. Some of the nude scenes are positively enthralling, and for that reason alone it warrants top tier rating. Without getting too graphic, it's worth pointing out that some of the breasts in this film ought to be immortalized in marble. One absolutely priceless sequence has the "woman in jeopardy" fleeing Morgana's castle wearing nothing but a diaphanous baby-doll negligee. What more could a guy ask for but to see an equisitely leggy fawn such as her fleeing franticly through the forest in a skimpy see-through frock at daybreak? And then to witness this distressed nymph swimming through the frigid waters surrounding the castle? It is all close to being just too much. There are few "woman in jeopardy" comparisons to rival this one. In my heterosexual eyes, there is nothing on God's green Earth quite like seeing a nubile, shivering beauty in a wet nighty emerging from a lake at sunrise, even if it has to be in a movie. It's enough to make you want to lie down and die. As a bonus, people who like to see women in love will definitely like this movie, and those parts of the film are done well. Not being a fan of that sort of action, those scenes still impressed me with their erotic fineness. The director certainly had an eye for that kind of thing. And the story is not bad either. Five stars!"
Enchanting and atmospheric
Sparks | United States | 09/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I adored the beginning of this: 2 young French girls, Anna and Francoise, are driving through the countryside and decide to spend the night in an abandoned cottage. The music, location, dialogue and cinematography are excellent. Then Anna disappears. The film loses its magic soon afterwards and I ended up fast forwarding a lot due to boredom. But still, you should watch the beginning. I've never seen anything like it. A treat for the eyes and ears :)"
Grapey Grimes | Cincy, OH | 11/03/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this movie is just okay. Not bad, not great. Lotsa eye candy, no real gore, which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. It is kind of boring, but if you dont pay too much for it you should be satisfied. My copy ended up being traded in at my local half price books, but overall I'm glad I saw it once."