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.

New Releases

Contemporary Erotica Film Listing

Ken Russell, 1984

£11.69

Crimes of Passion

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

DVD

Lars von Trier, 2013

£13.99

Must Watch Star

Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II

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

DVD

François Ozon, 2013

£16.99

Must Watch Star

Jeune & Jolie

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

DVD

Kieran Evans, 2012

£11.49

Recommended Star

Kelly + Victor

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

DVD

Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986

£9.99

Must Watch Star

Betty Blue (Restored)

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

DVD

Various (Compilation), 2010-12

£13.99

Boys On Film X

The tenth edition of the successful gay-themed shorts series takes things further than ever befor...

DVD

Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986

£15.99

Must Watch Star

Betty Blue (Restored)

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

Blu-ray

Walerian Borowczyk, 1975

£13.99

Recommended Star

The Beast

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

DVD+Blu-ray

Radley Metzger, 1970

£16.99

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

Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, 1979

£21.49

Recommended Star

Caligula (Imperial Edition)

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

DVD

Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970

£16.99

Recommended Star

Deep End

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

DVD+Blu-ray

Peter Greenaway, 2013

£11.99

Recommended Star

Goltzius and the Pelican Company

'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...

DVD

Anna Biller, 2007

£9.49

Viva

Retro sexploitation drama written, directed by and starring Anna Biller, who plays a bored suburb...

DVD

Rodrigo Guerrero, 2014

£11.99

The Third One

An attractive older couple stumbles upon a flirtatious young man in a chatroom and, after teasing...

DVD

Eliseo Subiela, 2008

£6.49

Don't Look Down

A tantalizing coming-of-age film which explores the possibilities of sexual imaginations and awak...

DVD

Laurent Bouhnik, 2011

£6.99

Q

In his graphically erotic new film Q, controversial French filmmaker Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in...

DVD

John Cameron Mitchell, 2006

£16.99

Recommended Star

Shortbus

Notoriously (and gloriously) featuring unsimulated sex, Shortbus is a joyous mix of drama, comedy...

DVD