Right, well of course I am familiar with the "Emanuelle" movies, but by title alone and the fact that they are sexploitation movies. Oddly enough, given my fascination and interest in movies, then I've actually never sat down to watch a single "Emanuelle" movie. Not before now in 2021, at long last. And I had the chance to watch the 1977 movie "Emanuelle: Around the World" (aka "Emanuelle - Perché violenza alle donne?").
And let me just be the first to say that not only was this my first foray into the "Emanuelle" movies, but it is most certainly also my last. Wow, this movie was unfathomably slow paced and pointless.
I managed to endure a staggering 40 minutes of pure boredom and pointlessness, and then I just tossed the towel in the ring and gave up. Man, talk about an utterly complete waste of time.
The storyline told in "Emanuelle: Around the World" just didn't catch my interest, and it didn't help much that virtually nothing interesting happened throughout the course of the 40 minutes I suffered through. And the dialogue in the movie wasn't exactly riveting Shakespearian dialogue. Nor were the acting performances all that thrilling.
Sure, the main actress - Laura Gemser - was quite a stunningly beautiful woman in the movie, but there should be more to a movie than just having a pretty face and daring to do full nudity.
I think that the years have eluded "Emanuelle: Around the World" and the movie is a thing of the past, where it should remain. I can imagine that back in the 1970s, then movies like the "Emanuelle" series had a great impact, given the audacity of the visuals and the liberal freedom of showing semi-explicit scenes of lewd nudity and adult situations.
This was a waste of effort and also a waste of time. And I have absolutely zero interest in watching the rest of the movie, much less actually dabble with getting around to watching the other "Emanuelle" movies as a matter of fact.
My rating of "Emanuelle: Around the World" lands on a mere two out of ten stars. This was not a movie that fell into my liking or within the scopes of what I find interesting.
Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her investigations leaves plenty of time, however, for globe-trotting and bed-hopping. As each lead turns up bad, Emanuelle begins to wonder if she can ever put an end to this horrible slavery ring.
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