Blow Job / Blow Job - un soffio erotico (1980)

3.0 out of 5



Director Alberto Cavallone was never one to shy away from controversial subject matter or extreme set pieces in his films, so it comes as no surprise to find his 1980 effort Blow Job entering some severely psychedelic territory.

The film doesn’t possess as much overtly adult content as one might ascertain, given the blunt titling, yet Blow Job still sees fit to shift back and forth between scenes of sexuality and murder as it explores a multitude of under-developed narrative themes concerning mind-control, secret societies and…the space-time continuum? No matter, really, as Blow Job really succeeds more on a visually visceral level than anything remotely coherent or sane.

Cavallone’s crazed, fevered approach ultimately works more than it doesn’t, however, particularly within its appreciation of Italy’s classic period of gothic horror meeting minds with the giallo and crime film. Blow Job isn’t particularly easy to find, but worth a look when discovered.




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