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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The VHS Archives: Andrzej Kostenko & Karl Martine's CONFESSIONS OF A BLUE MOVIE STAR (1978)


Andrzej Kostenko & Karl Martine's Snuff (1978)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Imperial Video Corp.
Catalog: IVC107
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1983
Runtime: 79:03
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Andrzej Kostenko & Karl Martine
Year of Release: 1978
Country of Origin: West Germany
Stars: Christina von Blanc, Claudia Fielers, Roswitha Geuther, Robert Furch, Roman Polanski
AKAs: The Evolution of Snuff

Verbatim Box Synopsis
"All sexual taboos on the screen were broken and people think what can be the next step."  With this statement Polanski introduces CONFESSIONS OF A BLUE STAR.  This film, directed by his pupil Andrzej Kostenko, is a highly visual documentation on the making of porno films.

Amongst others, the film portrays the fate of Claudia Fielers, a beautiful young student and well known porn star.  The fact that her naked body was seen by millions of people and every intimate action of hers projected to large screens the world over, caused her such anguish and despair that during the shooting of CONFESSIONS OF A BLUE MOVIE STAR she committed suicide.  We see her talk to us and minutes later she is dead.  The film also shows an hysterical actress, suddenly realizing how low she has fallen, attacking the director.

It is a shocking motion picture portrait of the people who make their living from these films both in front and behind the camera.  What influences lively young women to perform carnal acts for public exploitation?  What are these girls really like?  For the inside story on the making of porno movies, don't miss CONFESSIONS OF A BLUE MOVIE STAR.

 U.S. Imperial Video Corp. sleeve!

A clip from the infamous post-credits sequence (this movie's main claim to notoriety) which purports to show footage from an actual snuff film.  Turns out the gore in question was actually then-unseen outtakes from Wes Craven's Last House on the Left! (Uploaded by CultMovieForums.)

Looking for Confessions of a Blue Movie Star on VHS? It's available on Amazon here (though it's not the IVC release).

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