The Exotic Dreams of Casanova (1971)
Genre: Comedy | Erotic
Country: USA | Director: Dwayne Avery
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 89mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 752×576 – 29.970fps – 1.12gb

Despite its title (and an extended pre-credit sex scene), this isn’t another period sendup a la The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet and The Notorious Cleopatra. Rather, The Exotic Dreams of Casanova is a surreal sex fantasy, in a similar vein to (though nowhere near as demented as) Ron Garcia’s The Toy Box.

Handsome, mustachioed hunk Joe Casanova (JOHNNY ROCCO) is a popular star of spaghetti westerns and a direct descendant of the famous lover. ln addition to the name, Joe also seems to have inherited his ancestor’s impressive sexual prowess, as the opening scene depicts him more than satisfying his lovely girlfriend Marianne Lesley (JANE LOUISE). But it’s not quite the tender, private scene we think it is, for it turns out that this little joust is being performed for a crowd of Joe’s acquaintances who are at the star’s Hollywood mansion to celebrate Valentine’s Day. (Gee, the most I ever got was a card and a box of chocolates.)

The theme of Joe’s party is “Love Thy Neighbor,” and after he offers a thousand dollars to everyone who stays the entire night, the scene quickly degenerates into one long debauched Hollywood Babylon-esque orgy. Naked young girls are whipped and have cream licked off their supple bodies by dirty old men! A cute senorita performs a hot striptease to the accompaniment of bongo drums! A man in a Robin Hood outfit is placed in a strange harness and swung over USCHI DIGART (billed as “Brigette” in the credits) who gladly holds up her luscious twin peaks for Robin to feast on as he swings back and forth!

As the evening of depravity wears on, Joe emerges as someone who prefers to observe rather than participate. And when a couple of scheming guests try to force him into the activities, a scuffle breaks out during which Joe is knocked unconscious. This provides a segue into a long and weird dream sequence in which the party is raided and Joe is brought before the court and charged with being “a whoremaster, a warlock, and no good!” As the evidence is presented to the (mostly naked) jury — including one tasty sequence where Joe has sex with Uschi on top of a horse-drawn wagon — the accused slowly starts to realize how much he’s been using his friends, in particular Marianne, and finds himself marrying her right there in the courtroom and later dancing on stage at the Hollywood Bowl…

For a sexploiter, The Exotic Dreams of Casanova exudes a fair degree of flair, thanks to impressive costumes, EARL MARSH ALL’S art directions meaty musical score by VIC LANCE (Mantis in Lace), and SAM RAYVEN’s cinematography which pulls out all the stops to prevent the proceedings from ever becoming boring. Easily one of the classier offerings of sex and sin from distributor HARRY NOVAK, The Exotic Dreams of Casanova is well worth a nocturnal visit.


The Exotic Dreams of Casanova (1971)