I love this movie. It cracks me up. You can tell they were trying to make a serious movie here, with moods, tones, imagines, sexiness, the whole deal. It just doesn't really work that well and it takes itself so seriously, you can't help but to laugh. But it is an extremely interesting misfire. The imagery and photography are beautiful, the soundtrack is great, and actually, a good part of the plot and scenes do work. All of the actors are fine. It is just I could never quite get over how silly the premise is as well as the ending. The nudity, and there is a lot of it, male and female, are tastefully done, it works well for the sexy, primitive tone it seems to be going after. There is a lot of violence, but the special effects were terrible and very dated, it is almost cartoonishly funny how some of the violence is handled. Some may find it dull and not like the violence. I enjoy it for what it is. The scenes that work are great and scary and excellent. The ones that don't, you can laugh at. Still, I go into convultions laughing when that black tail comes out from under the bed at the bordello early on. The autopsy of the cat toward the end, the cat "body" looks like the poorest of the poor quality stuffed animals ever. I think I could see the price tag on it. Yet Kinski's scenes are truly mesmorizing. Strange film, but I like it.