The Stud (1978)
Genre: Drama | Erotic
Country: UK | Director: Quentin Masters
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 96mn
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Audio 2: Commentary with Film Historians
David Del Valle and Nick Redman
Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is understood that his job security is dependent on him satisfying her nymphomaniac demands. Tony loses interest in Fontaine, and turns his attention to her young step daughter, who uses him to get back at Fontaine for cheating on her father.
“The Stud” is an amazing time capsule, a vivid documentation of a decadent decade where disco and drugs were King. Surprisingly atmospheric, as well as effectively seedy and depressing, but it really has a heart when it comes to showing the rise and fall of Tony Blake. He is the perfect British “working class hero,” who turns out to be more noble than any of the high society people that feed on him and throw him to the wolves. This is no “Boogie Nights,” or “54,” it is the real deal. The soundtrack is impressive, and it is a wonder how they got permission to use all these very popular songs for the production; this movie was apparently a very big deal at the time, and a big hit too. Collins is wonderful in her role as the jaded, two-timing bitch, but it is Oliver Tobias who gives this film it’s soul. Followed by a sequel, “The Bitch,” but this is by far the better film. Recommended for fans of 70’s exploitation films.