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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François Ozon, 2013

£7.99

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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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Lars von Trier, 2013

£15.99

Must Watch Star

Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II

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

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Kieran Evans, 2012

£6.99

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Kelly + Victor

An acclaimed British psychosexual drama, Kelly + Victor stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian ...

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Walerian Borowczyk, 1975

£13.99

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The Beast

Originally turned down flat by the British Board of Film Censors and initially released exclusive...

DVD+Blu-ray

Luca Guadagnino, 2005

£5.99

Melissa P

An adolescent girl gradually loses her innocence in this sexy film in the tradition of the work o...

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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

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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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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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982

£7.99

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Querelle

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

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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

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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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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Luis Bunuel, 1977

£11.99

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That Obscure Object of Desire (Studio Canal Collection)

Bunuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire ...

Blu-ray

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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Nic Cramer, 1995

£9.99

Clockwork Orgy

An insatiable band of women roams a futuristic cityscape in search of sexual thrills in this rewo...

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Michael Winterbottom, 2004

£8.49

Recommended Star

9 Songs

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

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Sophie Fiennes, 2006

£19.80

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The Pervert's Guide To Cinema

The Pervert's Guide To Cinema takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through so...

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