Sunday, June 05, 2016
Emma Cohen in THE OBSCENE MIRROR (1973)
These images are from Jess Franco's THE OBSCENE MIRROR - or more accurately, they are from a version of that film entitled THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR. It turns out that what I watched was the Italian cut of the film that has a slightly different central plot engine from the Spanish language version. Oh! And the Italian version has hardcore sex acts! Guess I chose the right one for my sensibilities. But when I watched THE OBSCENE MIRROR last week I fell in love with both the movie and with Miss Cohen which should come as no surprise to anyone that has seen Paul Naschy's excellent HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB (1972). In that film she proved herself a very talented and strikingly beautiful actress able to keep her footing in very difficult scenarios that could have easily been played poorly. She is a very able performer in this movie and even won as Best Actress from the Spanish Cinema Circle Writers Awards for 1973.