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Attraction (1969) – DVD Review

Attraction (Nerosubianco) DVD cover

Original Italian Title: Nerosubianco


Written by: Tinto Brass, Gian Carlo Fusco, and Franco Longo
Directed by: Tinto Brass
Starring: Anita Sanders, Terry Carter, Nino Segurini


  • Lobby card gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Released by: Cult Epics
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Just take LSD

This is where I usually give a synopsis of the DVD I watched. However, Attraction is too psychedelic for its own good. I think it’s about Barbara (Sanders), a hot middle class housewife wandering through Swinging London having her mind blown by all the 60s weirdness. Her companion on this magical, mystical tour is a black photographer (Carter) who follows closely, tantalizing the housewife’s jungle fever. That’s my best guess anyway.

[ad#longpost]After watching the movie, you get the sense that Brass wanted to make a psychedelic movie since everyone else was making one. He uses the usual cliches of the time: war is bad; free love is good. The conventional, bourgeois, middle class lifestyle is bad; the groovy, hippie, youth lifestyle is good. It’s all strange visuals and camera effects, a psychedelic rock band providing an audio background, and supposedly deep interior monologue on life, sex, and some other stuff. You get the idea. It’s like a European version of Roger Corman‘s The Trip.

Frankly, this is Tinto Brass jumping on the psychedelic bandwagon. He’s hoping that with enough boob shots and artistic pretension, the audience won’t notice what an unoriginal piece of crap this is. He says nothing new and says it badly. It isn’t even good exploitation because the film takes itself way too seriously. There are much better exploitation and psychedelic movies out there. Rent them instead.

Anita Sanders in Attraction (Nerosubianco)

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