Whirlpool - 1970 - 6/10 Aspiring fashion model accepts an invitation to spend the weekend with the older model. Far out in the country, in a lovely home the woman shares with her “nephew,” Theo. The older woman, Sarah, and Theo enjoy a cozy relationship, yet they apparently relish company. On the surface, Whirlpool resembles the arthouse swinging films such as those by Radley Metzger. This veers into conte cruel, however, as Theo deals malicious games, and both Sarah and Theo are natural voyeurs. Audio is crap. This was filmed “silent” and the dialogue looped afterward, along with a fine music score. Photography is first rate, well composed indoor and out. The director made point of contrasting firm, youthful flesh with wrinkles. Including the adult sequences.
Sorry to be a bother, as most of you seem to have found a solution. Is there anywhere or anyone, where I could get the subtitles as files? We can't watch RTN or BBC where I live. I would greatly appreciate any help! I mean Season Two..
Gold - 1934 - 6/10 The brilliant professor and his assistant attempt to transform iron into gold. Word has leaked, however, to the press, and to a rival laboratory. Fatal disaster strikes, yet the assistant survives. The other group makes an offer. Early Reichsfilme of treachery, sabotage, revenge. Brigitte Helm plays the unscrupulous tycoon’s daughter, the chief draw here is Hans Albers who enjoyed a solid career before, during and after the Reich. Although the scheming industrialist is English, so too are the dependable workcrew. As far as propaganda goes, this is balanced. The laboratory effects are a highlight, equaling classic Universal stagings.