THE VOLUPTUOUS MARTYRDOMS OF THE MAGNIFICENT MASTURBATORS

by Robert SHORT
1971 / 8mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 16' 00

"...follows Georges Bataille's trail, exposing the interstices of sacred and profane love, sex and death..."(Tony Rayns) The title owes a lot to Dali because the film takes off from the fascination shared by the great Catalan and his friends Bunuel and Lorca with the wounds of the martyred Saint Sebastian. The text in the intertitles comes, of course, almost exclusively from Bataille's 'Eroticism'. This film is a darker, more focused, companion piece to the slightly earlier 'Barbarevuese'. It ought to be a treat for any self-respecting sado-masochist. I'm specially fond of the finale, shot on the rostrum, in which a dozen or so dangling fish-hooks do their worst to a perfect peach.
(Tony Rains)

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distribution format Mini DV (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 53,00 €