Contemporary Erotica

Whist the most explicit sex scenes are often the least erotic, many filmmakers have used ever-loosening censorial standards to excellent effect, giving us the taboo-shattering Last Tango in Paris (1973), Michael Winterbottom's provocative 9 Songs (2004) and Shortbus (2006), a colourful kaleidoscope of sex, music and art. And if you are looking for a good time, pretty much anything by Tinto Brass, the Godfather of Erotica, is bound to raise a smile.

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Contemporary Erotica Film Listing

Ken Russell, 1984

£6.99

Crimes of Passion

A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...

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Lars von Trier, 2013

£13.99

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Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...

DVD

Walerian Borowczyk, 1959-1984

£119.99

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Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection

This groundbreaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk's key films fro...

DVD+Blu-ray

François Ozon, 2013

£10.99

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Jeune & Jolie

A provocative drama written and directed by François Ozon, Jeune & Jolie writes follows a year in...

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Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986

£16.99

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Betty Blue (Restored)

A landmark in French cinema, Betty Blue is Jean-Jacques Beineix's sexy, sassy and serio-comic ody...

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Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970

£16.99

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Deep End

Jerzy Skolimowski's darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexua...

DVD+Blu-ray

Michael Winterbottom, 2013

£6.49

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The Look of Love

Directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan, The Look of Love tells the outrageous...

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Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, 1979

£9.99

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Caligula (Imperial Edition)

A notoriously excessive depiction of the riotously perverse and orgiastic days of...

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Tomasz Wasilewski, 2012

£11.99

In a Bedroom

An arthouse suspense thriller from Poland, In a Bedroom tells the story of a 40 year-old woman in...

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Radley Metzger, 1970

£7.99

The Lickerish Quartet

A mind-bending classic of erotic cinema, The Lickerish Quartet brings us a rich jaded couple and ...

DVD+Blu-ray

Lars von Trier, 2013

£23.49

Must Watch Star

Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...

Blu-ray

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982

£6.99

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Querelle

On leave in the Port of Brest, a bisexual sailor (Brad Davis) murders a fellow seaman and visits ...

DVD

Michael Ninn, 1995

£9.99

Latex

An adult cyberpunk morality tale in which a man is imprisoned in an Orwellian world of monolithic...

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Michael Winterbottom, 2004

£8.49

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9 Songs

One of the most sexually explicit and yet least pornographic films to have been given a mainstrea...

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Maurice Pialat, 1983

£8.99

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A Nos Amours (Masters of Cinema)

In an astonishing film debut, Sandrine Bonnaire plays the free-spirited 16 year-o...

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Roman Polanski, 1972

£5.99

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What?

More than three decades after its controversial release, this surreal sex comedy remains the most...

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Marco Berger, Marcelo Mónaco, 2013

£13.99

Sexual Tension: Violetas

In Volume 2 of the Sexual Tension diptych, Violetas, Marco Berger and Marcelo Món...

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Bertrand Bonello, 2011

£5.99

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House of Tolerance

Selected for official competition at Cannes 2011 and nominated for 8 French Césars, Bertrand Bone...

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