Freely adapted from John Willie's celebrated erotic comic strip, which appeared in his bondage and fetish magazine 'Bizarre' during the late 1940s and early 1950s, and directed by acclaimed master of erotica Just Jaeckin (Lady Chatterley's Lover; The Story Of O; Emmanuelle), the much sought after fantastical comedy-adventure GWENDOLINE is without a doubt one of the greatest 'guilty pleasure' movies of all time. Now, this cult classic is finally coming to DVD, uncut for the first time in the UK and loaded with extra features.
Combining the sensual imagery of 'Emmanuelle' with the tongue-in-cheek heroics of the Indiana Jones movies, GWENDOLINE stars Brent Huff (Glass Trap; Submerged; Beautiful), French model and actress Zabou (La crise; C'est la vie) and, as the eponymous heroine, Tawny Kitaen (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; Witchboard; Bachelor Party), the former Mrs. David Coverdale best known for her appearances in the now legendary 'trilogy' of Whitesnake music videos.
In search of her father who has mysteriously disappeared while on a mission to find a mythical species of butterfly, Gwendoline (Tawny Kitaen) and her sexy sidekick Beth (Zabou) travel as stowaways on a ship bound for the Far East. On arrival, the cute companions are abducted and imprisoned by a gang of lecherous seamen with extremely dishonourable intentions. Luckily, the two heroines are rescued by a hunky but mercenary adventurer, Willard (Brent Huff), a man for whom money means more than anything. Quickly realizing that Willard could be of some assistance, Gwendoline blackmails him into joining her and Beth on their quest and soon the trio are embarking on a daring and deadly journey into the Land of the Yik Yak, a country ruled by a diabolical dominant Amazon queen and her army of scantily-clad, fetishistic female warriors. There, Gwendoline must defeat the evil queen and prevent Willard from being forced to spawn a new race of female warriors before facing certain death.
A fun-filled voyeuristic voyage into a fantasy world of flesh-baring fetishists, GWENDOLINE is an unmissable adventure guaranteed to delight fans of off-the-wall cult cinema.
GWENDOLINE (cert. 18) will be released on DVD by Nucleus Films on 12th June 2006. Special Features include: widescreen (2.35:1) presentation enhanced for widescreen TVs; audio commentary by director Just Jaeckin and Frédéric Albert Levy, moderated by Tony Crawley; The Perils of Just - an all new interview with director Just Jaeckin; Gwendoline and the BBFC (the BBFC cuts lists for the original UK 1984 cinema and video releases); Tawny Kitaen's Lui Magazine Glamour Shoot; theatrical trailer; UK promo trailer; American opening credits; image gallery (posters, stills, press books, poster art, video art); double-sided sleeve; English Stereo 2.0; English Stereo 5.1; French Stereo 2.0 (with English subtitles); French Stereo 5.1 (with English subtitles).