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19 May 1979 (Japan) See more »
Spending freely on the indulgence of self-pleasure!
Home from a date, a couple is brutally attacked in the man's apartment. After the smoke clears, the ashamed woman pleads that the police not be told... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Joey Silvera ... David Rowlands (as Joseph Nassi)
Fanie Essex ... Helen the Landlady
Elaine Wells ... Alex Herschel
Phaery Burd ... Barbara

John Leslie ... Rapist - Black Mask
Eileen Welles ... Third Rapist (as Mary Ann Evans)
Ken Scudder ... Howie
John Seeman ... Barbara's Client
Dan Egan ... Police Lt. Paul Cummings

Directed by
Maria Lease  (as Jennifer Ray)
Writing credits
Daniel Cady (written by) (as William Dancer)

Produced by
Daniel Cady .... producer (as William Dancer)
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García (director of photography) (as Rahn Vickory)
Film Editing by
Mario Graves 
Makeup Department
Hanna .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Seeman .... production manager (as John Shipman)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Bell .... lighting director
Ralph Iris .... assistant camera
Charles Teller .... key grip
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Expensive Taste" - USA (DVD box title)
"Jomfruens hævn" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Por um Gosto a Mais" - Brazil
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Brazil:76 min | USA:75 min
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Overrated X-rater lacks force, 23 December 2005
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

Overrated X-rated "shocker". A bunch of guys plot a series of rapes. A detective investigates with the help of a whore. Basic plot. Basic execution. The rape scenes are not particularly nasty or mean-spirited, but the film is reasonably well directed and paced. John Leslie, who specialized in scumbag roles in the early days of his career, delivers an airtight performance as the leader of the rapists and radiates his usual scary demeanor. There is an effort made here to produce a film with ambitions beyond the porn genre, but the subject matter is never explored with any energy and the basic premise wears out its welcome half an hour in. Like the highly regarded "Hot Summer in the City", this is just not everything it's cracked up to be. I'd go with "Sex Wish" or "The Defiance of Good" instead.

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