The Ribald Tales of Robin Hood (1969)
aka The Erotic Adventures of Robin Hood
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Erotic
Country: USA | West Germany | Director: Richard Kanter & Erwin C. Dietrich
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 77mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 720×544 – 25fps – 1.35gb
In this version the baddies conspire to use Maid Marian against Robin, and this makes for some useful dramatics. She is also cast against type, with Marian having huge breasts and dark hair. Film’s highlight is a lengthy torture scene, rather imaginatively staged by director Richard Kanter in an attempt to outdo the softcore king of s&m Lee Frost, as Sallyforth does all sorts of nasty things to a suspended-in-air Marian.
Many other subplots keep the pot boiling and even manage to engender almost-moving emotions amongst the characters, though the periodic “stop everything” to make way for fully-nude sex simulation scenes are more than distracting. It’s well-shot by erstwhile cameraman and sometime director Paul Hipp, especially an early scene of Robin humping the wonderful softcore actress Capri, featuring terrific low angle shots of her mighty rack.
Soft porn stalwart Steve Vincent is cast as Richard’s evil brother Prince John, with a particularly phony beard. He’s in league with a fine actress Lynn Cartwright (who has many mainstream credits over the years) as Lady Sallyforth, who plots to capture Robin Hood, steal his hoarded gold and ensure that everyone pay their taxes to support John in the upcoming battle against Richard.