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.

Contemporary Erotica Film Listing

Ken Russell, 1984

£7.99

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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John D. Lamond, 1979

£6.99

Felicity

Widely regarded as the English language Emmanuelle, this is the infamous ‘Skinemax’ classic about...

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Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970

£6.99

Recommended Star

Deep End

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

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Anthony Sloman, 1971

£8.99

Not Tonight Darling

Luan Peters stars in this 1970s sexploitation thriller directed by Anthony Sloman. Housewife Kare...

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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 ...

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Nic Cramer, 1995

£11.99

Clockwork Orgy

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

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Lars von Trier, 2013

£17.99

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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Jean Becker, 1983

£11.99

One Deadly Summer (Restored)

Boasting a powerful central perfomance from a César award-winning Isabelle Adjani...

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Laurent Bouhnik, 2011

£9.99

Q

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

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Tinto Brass, 1983-2003

£22.99

The Tinto Brass Collection: 8 Erotic Masterpieces

A collection of eight erotic films from Italian director Tinto Brass, containing ...

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Casper Andreas, 2011

£14.99

Going Down in La-La Land

Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, cult gay director Casper Andreas follows up hi...

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Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003

£7.99

Recommended Star

The Dreamers

Bertolucci's controversial return to Last Tango territory, The Dreamers is a heady brew of sex an...

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François Ozon, 2013

£6.66

Must Watch Star

Jeune & Jolie

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

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Michael Haneke, 2001

£8.99

The Piano Teacher

Haneke's clinical adaptation of Elfriede Jelinek's novel boasts two outstanding performances from...

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Walerian Borowczyk, 1975

£17.99

Recommended Star

The Beast

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

DVD+Blu-ray

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...

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Just Jaeckin, 1974

£8.99

Emmanuelle

A classic of erotic cinema, this is the most popular soft porn film of all time, and was a breako...

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Malcolm Leigh, 1971

£8.99

Games That Lovers Play

A 1970s sexploitation comedy, Games That Lovers Play stars Joanna Lumley and is set in 1920s Lond...

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