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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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Edited from The Last House on the Left (1972)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An interesting mock/documentary, 8 November 1999

The Evolution of Snuff (which is also known as Confessions of a Blue Movie Star) shows the process of casting a porn movie, the legalities of underage wanna-be participants and the effects of becoming a porn star.

Trying to play it as an actual documentary, it doesn't really work but it is interesting nonetheless. I guess it is based on actual facts but the overacting kills any seriousness. The so-called snuff element only comes into it at the very end but is rather disapointing. The only redeeming feature is actual deleted scenes from Wes Craven's Last House On The Left, which they play up as actual snuff footage.

Overall, I found it rather comical but enjoyed at the same time. The over acting in some scenes will have you rolling on the floor laughing!

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