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30 November 1978 (West Germany) See more »
Shocking, daring and frank.
Mockumentary about a pornographic film starlet who commits suicide during the filming of a documentary about the adult film business, leading to the discovery of a snuff film. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Carl Amery ... Himself
Josephine Bayerl ... Herself
Sonja Embriz ... Herself
Claudia Fielers ... Herself
Robert Furch ... Himself
Heinz Gerstl ... Himself
Roswitha Geuther ... Sich selber
Bernd Kramer ... Himself
Bärbel Markus ... Herself

Roman Polanski ... Himself (archive footage)
Hasso Preiß ... Himself
Waltraud Schaeffler ... Herself
Sonja Spitzweg ... Herself
Christina von Blanc
Frau Waldhofen ... Herself

Directed by
Andrzej Kostenko 
Karl Martine 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrzej Kostenko  writer
Robert H. Rimmer  writer

Produced by
Richard R. Rimmel .... producer
Original Music by
Günther Behrle 
Gerhard Heinz 
Gert Wilden 
Cinematography by
Wes Craven 
Andrzej Kostenko 
Robert H. Rimmer 

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Also Known As:
"Confessions of a Blue Movie Star" -
"Snuff" - West Germany
"Civiltà del vizio" - Italy
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USA:79 min
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The "snuff film" is a deleted scene from Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (1972).See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
my brain just fell out, 9 June 2003
Author: Tristan Anthony Bishop (Fuzzbomb) from London, England

One of the strangest things I have ever had the pleasure to watch... It starts with some footage of an interview with Roman Polanski, presumably post-manson tragedy, talking out of context about snuff. This seems to have been bolted on to a fake documentary about the porn industry, which in itself is an intriguing piece of film - highly comic one minute and serious the next, but never paticularily salacious or graphic considering the year of release and subject matter, although a brief snippet of hardcore is visible near the end, this may well be an insert judging by the obviously faked nature of the rest of the film. When the original film should have ended (although it kind of just peters out) there is a short segment where a 'snuff' film-maker (with a very pretty paper bag over his head!) is interviewed The most amazing thing about this segment is that the 'snuff' film shown consists of gore shots that were cut from the classic 'last House on the Left'! Amazing stuff, I'm sure you'll agree...

Bad film fans really need to see this. I was given a dupe from what looked like a very old video release but could have come from the print itself.


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