Her Private Hell 1968
The feature length debut from famed British horror and exploitation filmmaker Norman J. Warren, 1967’s Her Private Hell was produced by cinema owner Bachoo Sen, who would also bank roll the next years Loving Feeling, another sex film directed by Warren. While the Americans and the Italians had been making racier and racier films a few years prior, it wasn’t until Warren entered the scene that Britain was graced with its ‘first narrative sex film’ – as such, the film has quite a bit of historical significance when you take into account what would come down the pipeline in later years.

The film follows the misadventures of an Italian model named Marisa (played by the dark haired and exotic looking Lucia Modugno) who makes her way to England to pose for a photographer named Bernie (Terrance Skelton). Soon enough, Bernie’s boss, Margaret (Pearl Catlin), has got Marisa signed to a contract and her photos are making her a pretty hot up and comer. Margaret’s more difficult boss, Neville (Robert Crewdson), however, is a bit harder to please. He insists that Marisa pose for some nude shots, and after a bit of coercing, she agrees.

Soon enough, the company is taking care of Marisa and she’s boarding in a giant house that Bernie lives in with a few other company types, mostly models. Once she’s left alone for a weekend though, Marisa hooks up with Matt (an obviously dubbed Daniel Oliver), a lab worker for the company who might actually be a better photographer than even Bernie. He talks her into heading out into the country and posing for him – though eventually one of her nude shots is published, against her will, over on the continent. This causes her to rethink everything she’s become involved with and to distrust those she thought she could trust, learning the hard way that no good will come of nudie modeling!

Director: Norman J. Warren
Cast: Lucia Modugno, Terence Skelton, Daniel Ollier
Country: UK
Genre: Drama

* Original Her Private Hell trailer.
* Alternative, uncensored US sequences (3 minutes).
* Screen Tests (4 minutes).
* Making Her Private Hell (15 minutes): new documentary with cast and crew interviews.
* Incident (Norman J Warren, 1959, 14 minutes): newly-created HD version of Warrens enigmatic first film.
* Fragment (Norman J warren, 1966, 11 minutes): exquisite short about a womans unhappiness after a failed love affair.
* The Anatomy of a Pin-up (David Cohen, 1971, 30 minutes): modish documentary about attitudes to nude modelling in Britain.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:17:09 | 7.13 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Download Her Private Hell (1968), Fragment (1965), Incident (1959, 2007), The Anatomy of a Pin-Up (1971) DVD9:


BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:20:22 | 34.5 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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