Love that EuroSleaze,
Let us bless those purveyors.
Get down on your knees.
Malabimba is pure 1970's EuroSleaze at its finest. A near perfect blend of low budget horror, debauchery, and atmospheric settings, utilizing the inside and outside of an impressive Italian Alpine castle, and its picturesque landscape to its fullest effects. Its paper thin plot serves merely as an excuse for its gratuitous nudity and its excessive amount of exploitative sex scenes. The film starts with a group of bourgeois grown ups having a seance around a huge dining table, which quickly entices Casper The Horny Ghost to pay a visit to the proceedings. First to get groped is the super well endowed unfaithful wife, who's stretched to capacity dress top is yanked down by the unseen visitor, exposing her impressive assests in all their glory to the table guests. It's all she can do to hide her embarrassment by the armloads. The spirit then proceeds to knock over a bunch of shelf items and other knick knacks as it flies down the hallway via quick panning hand held camera shots to the other rooms. Next it attempts to possess Sister Sofia, played by Mariangela Giordano, who's chaste resistance rebuffs the naughty demon who searches for an easier victom. Enter the lovely fair haired nubile vixen that is Daniela A.K.A. Bimba, played by the yummy looking slinky Katell Lannec, in her only screen performance ever. She is quickly possessed and becomes the catalyst of this sleaze infested fun filled 87 minutes of unbridled raunchiness.
Basically, after the possession, Bimba begins to act like a right little tart. She masturbates copiously with her stuffed animals, spies on coupling adults, says vulgar things in mixed company, does vulgar things in mixed company, tries to seduce her own father, and makes constant passes at Sister Sofia, who's resistance to Bimba's naughty advances is slowly ebbing away her defences through out this fine feature, much like a melting ice cube. As the various characters start to frolic together, we are introduced to the first of three actual hardcore inserts. Strangely, but not surprisingly, there are continuity violations that take place. The close ups don't match the master-shots during the actual moments of penetration. I do not think that the close ups are lifted from some random stag film either, but are instead simply from different takes then the master-shots. During the master-shots, the mans pants are barely pulled down off of his hips, but during the close ups, they are nowhere to be seen. It's a small gripe, especially when taking into the account the amazing fine line high wire tight rope act that the director, Andrea Bianchi had to walk on with this picture. Here we have a movie that is about people in the act of seduction or having sex, albeit, with super-natural connotations thrown in, and yet it somehow never becomes stagnant or tiresome. Here we have a picture that shows actual graphic depictions of hardcore sex, and yet like Christina Lindberg's cult classic "Thriller", it remains an actual film without becoming a stag film.
The glue that ends up holding this film together is Bimba's exploits, and the directors ability to infuse these exploits with a sence of pulpable tension that never abates. Despite how busty or promiscuous the unfaithful wife may be, or even the fact that she took part in two of the three actual hardcore sequences, her presence is still overshadowed by the sexually super-charged ultra-foxy Bimba, who's own promiscuity is caused by bawdy devilish forces that peak our interest far more then someone who is just a tramp. It is also no small feat that even under the influences of her demonically induced cravings, Bimba manages to never lose her virginity. It is in those various attempts to give away her charms, that the male libido is realed in like a fish and kept in continual suspense as to what may happen to this lovely little brat next. Regardless of the fact that Katell Laennec kept her virginity intact, she still partakes in this features hottest moment. During her rounds of tormenting the guests with her beautiful attributes, she teases and then services a bed ridden middle aged man with a surpisingly well crafted and hot fellatio sequence. This is the lengthiest hardcore sequence in the entire firlm, for very smartly, the various sex acts are kept mercifully brief which eliminates any and all possibilities of monotony. Her sultry skills end up giving this man a heart attack...Which I guess is the very definition of dying with a smile on your face. From then on, Bimba spends the last portion of the film focusing on turning a good nun bad.
Malabimba is pure male libido pleasing EuroSleaze that manages to not linger on any one act of perversion too long, but rather just the perfect length of time on each. It is an entertaining little romp down trash cinema lane that any single man should display proudly out in the open in their DVD library. As for involved men, my advice is to show your love one Blood Sucking Freaks, so that in juxtiposition, the lack of misogyny in Malabimba will make it pass better half inspection. Either way, don't miss out, Malabimba is an all time EuroSleaze classic that doesn't dissapoint.