This October, overdose on the infamous films that took movie sensuality to new heights and became a rite of passage. Every weekend, World Movies presents films from the Emmanuelle series, which follows a young woman’s awakening to new sexual horizons.
Saturday 4 October 9.30pm: Emmanuelle (1974, France)
Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel), the young wife of a French diplomat, enters a world of lust and passion. Guided by the mature Mario, and with the complicity of her husband, she discovers the delights of sensuality.
Sunday 5 October 9.30pm: Emmanuelle II (1975, France)
Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs – with his knowledge, of course. Her husband’s lover and American guest are both very puzzled by their openness.
Saturday 11 October 9.30pm: Emmanuelle III (1977, France)
Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) and her husband engage in a myriad of extra-marital affairs. Their arrangement seems to work out fine, until Emmanuelle’s pursuit of a seemingly uninterested film director sparks her husband’s jealousy.
Sunday 12 October 9.30pm: Emmanuelle IV (1984, France)
Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) decides to go to Brazil for plastic surgery in order to escape an ex-lover. She emerges as a blonde with a new body, and proceeds to go after the very lover she wanted to avoid in the first place.
Saturday 18 October 9.30pm: Emmanuelle V (1987, France)
She’s hot. But she’ll have to stay cool to stay alive. Emmanuelle has a streak of bad luck when she is stripped by a mob of adoring fans at the Cannes Film Festival, and is then kidnapped from her yacht and forced into a sheik’s harem.
Sunday 19 October 9.30pm: Emmanuelle VI (1988, France) – Australian Television Premiere
Journey with Emmanuelle and the world’s most exquisite models deep into the heart of paradise in the Amazon jungle. Beauty can be dangerous and the women soon find themselves captive to a powerful drug lord. Now they must escape from a land of darkness.
Saturday 25 October 9.30pm: Emmanuelle: Queen of the Galaxy (1994, USA) – Australian Television Premiere
Emmanuelle is chosen by a group of space travellers to teach them about love and human sexuality. Emmanuelle takes the aliens to such places as Las Vegas, Egypt, and Asia to teach them about the wonders of sexuality. While doing this she forms a bond with the leader, Haffron, who falls in love with her.