This is SKINema history in the making! We interviewed Process Blue producer Joe Rubin yesterday here at the Mr. Skin blog, and he told us about their kickstarter campaign to restore three films by Herschell Gordon Lewis: the "violent lesbian Western" Linda and Abilene (1969), the erotic Blaxploitation flick Black Love (1971), and the go-go sexploitation romp The Ecstasies of Women (1969).
All three of these movies are considered "Lost" and have never been released in any format on home video or seen theatrically in nearly 40 years! Process Blue got their hands on the original negatives for these three lost classics (you can read more about it in our interview with Joe- SC) and are now carefully restoring them to their original glory.
This is major news for fans of HGL and exploitation cinema generally, and Process Blue has given Mr. Skin a sneak peek at nude stills from all three films. We can guarantee you've never seen these pics before, anywhere!
Linda and Abilene (1969): Shot on the notorious Spahn Ranch mere months before the Manson Family moved in, Linda and Abilene stars Sharon Matt as Abilene, a farm girl incestuously involved with her own brother in 1869 California, and Roxanne Jones as Linda, the bar girl who has her eye on both siblings:
Black Love (1971): An erotic film with an all-Black cast from the heady (pun intended) early days of both Blaxploitation and X-rated cinema:
The Ecstasies of Women (1969): A throwback to the sexploitation flicks of Lewis' early career, The Ecstacies of Women uses a bachelor party at a go-go club as the framework for a series of vignettes featuring the groom's erotic conquests, all with women who resemble the nubile nude employees of the club:
If you want to see these lost classics of sexploitation cinema for yourself, DONATE to Process Blue's Kickstarter campaign to help make DVD and Blu-ray releases of these films a reality. Power to the peepers!