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Shot back-to-back with Vibrations in 1968, All the Sins of Sodom has been hailed as “one of Sarno’s most captivating films.” (Video Watchdog)
Encouraged by his agent, struggling NYC photographer Henning begins a daring portfolio of his model, Leslie. But all too soon, jealousies erupt when another model vies for his camera and bed in this penetrating study of ambition, romance and lust set in the world of fashion photography. “Sexploitation auteur Sarno is at the top of his game” in this elegantly filmed time capsule of late ‘60s New York (DVD.com).
Aspiring writer Barbara moves to Manhattan to jump-start her career and sex life, but ends up typing manuscripts. Alone at night, she listens to the sound of her sexy neighbor as she entertains herself and friends with the aid of her vibrator. When her extroverted sister Julie comes to town, Barbara is forced to confront her repressed sexual desires. An early classic by sexploitation director Sarno, Vibrations is “classy and sophisticated, beautifully shot, a juicy script, filled with wonderful performances and as sexy as hell” (dvddrive-in.com).
Extras: Audio commentary with actress and associate producer Peggy Steffans • Interview with writer-director Joseph Sarno • Liner notes by Sarno biographer and film historian Michael Bowen • And a glimpse into the 2008 screening at the Alamo Draft House Theater in Austin, Tx, new 2K HD restoration, essay by film critic Tim Lucas
Volume 2 in the Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series
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3 ½ stars – Simon Abrams Village Voice
“Sexploitation auteur Joseph W. Sarno is at the top of his game in this film about the love triangle that arises between a fashion photographer and the two women vying for his attentions” – DVD.com
“displays to the full extent his skills in high-key black and white lighting, effective mise en scène, and casting and directing actors” – lifeofastar.com
“classy and sophisticated, beautifully shot, a juicy script, filled with wonderful performances and sexy as hell” – dvddrive-in.com
Praise for the Film Media / Film Movement Restored Release of All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations
"Sex-oriented movies with believable psychodramatics, made by a committed artist with taste and talent? Joe Sarno’s pictures still aren’t suitable for grandma, but he’s way, way above the exploitation grindhouse competition of his day. His ’60s B&W pictures are not only watchable, they’re involving. Restored to pre-print condition, they’re — how can I best put this? — artistically respectable" - trailersfromhell.com