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Thank you so much for this formidable campaign, that led us up to 2.5 times our initial goal.
The copy of the contact print which was the 50.000€ strech goal will of course be included with each book. No need to worry about the missing 24€.
We also have a good news to share with you. And in these dark hours, you can't say no to that :
Brigitte Lahaie was impressed by your commitment into this project, and she's willing to participate to the very content of the book, by bringing her own point of view through several articles she will write for it. We hare very happy of that, and we hope that you will be as well.
We thank you again and send you lots of kisses.
Live the incredible adventure of the exploitation cinema of the 70s and 80s through the movies and career of the most cult French actress, Brigitte Lahaie's. Enjoy the book prepared for two years with passion, abounding in magnificent photos, interviews, anecdotes, information and analyses, with a DVD containing exclusive bonuses (with english subtitles) and an unpublished movie (with english track) ! The more you support us, the more we shall add rare and untraceable movies with Brigitte Lahaie !
As we do not cater to men, we offer to every girl who contributes, an argentic surprised picture of one the hot Brigitte’s partners.
Why did we make a book on Brigitte Lahaie's filmography ?
Everything began two years ago. We realized that nobody related, or knew, Brigitte Lahaie’s movies. We could not allow this anymore. After a few weeks, we asked her for her consent, this is what we said to her:
"Brigitte, we have to let the world know of your career! You lived more than a hundred lives in all kinds of movies, from pornography to horror, thrillers, adventure and comedy. You embody the golden age of French porn, and you are the icon of French grindhouse. Your career is unique, abundant, extraordinary, full of images which profoundly stood out to us; your strong roles, hallucinating stories, collaborations with high personalities, all so indicative of the popular cinema of the 70s and 80s. If you agree, we will launch a comprehensive book about you. It is bound to be a crazy book!"
With Brigitte's support, our project could now take form as a book which would reveal two extraordinary decades, starting with a shy young woman discovering the fascinating power of her body. She would then follow the joyful trend and libertarian movement of the erotic and pornographic production, by asserting an absolute sexual freedom of which she become the embodiment. She's notorious for having worked with: Christopher Lee, Alain Delon, Henri Verneuil, Helmut Berger, Roger Carel, Stéphane Audran, Aldo Maccione, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Pierre Richard, Max Pécas, Michel Galabru and many others.
It was two crazy decades when directors, actresses, actors, scriptwriters, producers, distributors and technicians dedicated all their energy to satisfy the eager public's wants for violence, butts, blood, fun, and often much more than it.
It was necessary for us to meet all of them, to collect their words, their stories, their truths. We took an inventory of articles from this period, registers, files, and even texts of laws. We established the best iconography for which it would be possible to gather all of Brigitte Lahaie's insane beauty. Views from hundreds of movies, and all the conceivable support.
What will the book look like?
We invite you to join us on this adventure rich in conversations and testimonies putting it all in perspective, along with a lot of surprises and revelations. We have strong and rare images, such as photos of sets which were still never shown. Many of the shootings of pornographic movies were photographed from every angle, as with other kind of movies, were banned on advertising censure the X-rated movies made invisible hundreds of remarkable pictures, which we had the opportunity to reach, but you will be able discover it in the book.
Interviews and anecdotes will make the enjoyment for big time amateurs, when hard movies were roll on 35mm, with beautiful images and well thought dialogues, made in a festive spirit and good-natured provocation. And for those who believe that sex in the screen was always like in amateurs videos, it is the occasion to discover an authentic cinema for adults, it existed well and truly.
If you like the poetry of Jean Rollin's movies, of whom the muse was Brigitte Lahaie, you will feel at home. If you have a weakness for French grindhouse movies with malefic nurses, moronic Nazis, or smutty humor or women-cops with big guns, you are welcome! And if you imagine that Luc Besson is the first one to have made “genre movies” in France, it is the moment to set the record straight.
If Brigitte Lahaie's images guided your awakening in sexuality, and if each of her movie appearances inspired you a languishing sensual delight, you will take the same pleasure as we do in this adventure written and embellished with images through her filmography, beside those who made these movies, often with unconsciousness, sometimes with talent, but always generously.
Brigitte Lahaie of course
Francis Mischkind, producer and distributor, founder of d'Alpha France
Richard Allan, actor
Haydée Caillot, director
Gérard Kikoïne, director
Denise Lascène, actress
Ali Borgini, director
Pierre B. Reinhard, director
Alban Ceray, actor
Burd Trandbaree, director
Alain Goraguer, composer
Patrice Rhomm, director
Daniel Lesoeur, producer, president of d'Eurociné
Louis-Albert Serrut, producer
François About, cinematographer
Michel Barny, writer and director
Jean-Marie Pallardy, director
Yves Sarda, editor
Jean-François Davy, director, producer and distributor
They will be accompanied by those who speak with intelligence and passion of these two decades of popular entertainment, among which :
François Cognard, journalist, producer
Christophe Lemaire, journalist
Nicolas & Bruno, directors
Angell Summers, actress
Henri Gigoux, journalist, in charge of adul movies for Canal+
Anna Polina, actress
Nicolas Castro, director
Denis Sebbah, actor and director
HPG, actor and director
Philippe Vandel, journalist
Liza Del Sierra, actress
François Vincentelli, actor
Karl Zero, director
Ariel Wizman, journalist
Fabrice du Welz, director
Kobal, editor for Nanarland
Fausto Fasulo, journalist, chief editor for Mad Movies
We also planned funny and instructive graphics, persevering collections of information and of long hours of video viewing. You will discover what will be maybe the first never published “nymphography”.
We reunited a historian in our team, Nicolas Lahaye, an author of a thesis of the third cycle on B movies, which brought us its quite academic rigor to study a non academic subject.
However, all the university knowledge of the world could not, in certain extreme situations, be right in front of subjects which are black holes for intelligence and thought. In these hopeless cases of comedies, kissing being the deepest stupidity, such as the 70s and 80s were able to produce, it is necessary to know how to call overtrained special forces of B and Z cinema, capable of carrying out their mission in front of the most stupid ever developed images. Thus the experts of Nanarland will come to restore all the peculiarities of the “nanar” comedy through a case study specially conceived.
The book will also contain original images, suggesting to draftsmen, and confirming with young talents, revisiting cult plans, whole scenes, both restoring their vision of the icon Brigitte Lahaie. This is the way Antonin Gallo (Monsieur To), Mr. A. de Juvisy , iamo'i's, Jean Claverie and il Maestro Milo Manara agreed to realize original drawings which will be gathered in the book.
Something appeared to us during our trip: among the movies which we took for subject, many of those became very difficult, even impossible to watch. Thanks to the participative financing, we thus imagined to turn some of these movies accessible again. The collector's edition of the book includes two DVDs.
We prepared first of all a DVD bonus, which gathers interviews of Brigitte and the various speakers of the book, movies trailers digitized, and three movies with english subtitles :
Tuyauteries inavouables, by Enguerran Prieu (2014), a short film which pays tribute in the big time of X of 70’s.
Les Volets bleus, by Haydée Caillot (1988), a medium-length film produces which will make you discover one quite different Brigitte Lahaie's face, as actress in these light-hearted gallantries from Marseille with a particular charm. It's a brand new director's cut, edited for this only dvd.
A.D.N. by Ali Borgini (1983), a fantasy movie which the director was not able to finish and was never broadcasted anywhere, which will reveal 24 minutes that nobody has ever seen ! Brigitte is seen fully naked in this fantastic and expressionist movie, between David Lynch and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.
To propose a full-length film becomes untraceable in its entirety is an obvious fact. You will thus be the happy holders, always from the collector's edition, of the unpublished movie since the time of VHS, with Brigitte Lahaie of course, but also Christopher Lee, Chris Mitchum (the son of Robert), and Richard Harrison, realized by the great master of B movies: Jess Franco, and produced by matchless French Euromovies firm... A movie so difficult to see that Nanarland granted it the grade of maximal rarity. It is a film about Dark Mission, the Flowers of Evil (1988) who sees Brigitte and Chris Mitchum fighting against drug dealers in Colombia! A DVD edition which we realized especially for our book, with bonuses, full of different languages, including english ! You have not ever understood Brigitte to speak Japanese or Polish? It's a once-in-a-life time opportunity !
We would like to go farther still : the more that support us, the more we shall add new unpublished movies in DVD for all our supports from the collector's edition.
Every time we shall reach a new level and every time we can realize economies of scale (for example, the price of printing drops significantly with the number of copies), we shall reinvest them in the rights, technical expenses and the realization of a new exclusive DVD with Brigitte Lahaie. And movies with our favorite actress, in all registers, whom we shall be dying to make you (re) discover, we have some in front of us. The more around our project, the more we shall succeed in making these movies seen again !
What about the women?
You will tell us that a book on filmography of such a beautiful actress who showed herself undressed a lot during her career will please men more. Well, we shall offer each of our female contributors an argentic edition surprise with one of her sexy partners!
We imagined any height of compensations which are so many extensions of Brigitte Lahaie's universe in the cinema. We were not reasonable, despite our efforts, we took a lot of pleasure to make all this. We hope that that you will find things there which will amuse you, or which will tempt you.
What will we fund-raise for ?
The book's first draft will contain photo retouching, photocomposition and digitalization.
It will be 256 pages in 21x28 format, bound and colors.
We will finance the movies rights, movies digitalization, DVDs authoring and duplication.
Our minimum objective is 20.000€, necessary to made the first 1000 copies of the book and double DVD.
If we reach beyond this sum, this is what will take place:
From 25.000€, we shall add in the DVD bonus an exclusive documentary on “Parties fines” (Indécences 1930) of Gérard Kikoïne, with director interviews, Brigitte Lahaie, Alban Ceray and Francis Mischkind.
From 30.000€, we shall add in the DVD bonus “French Love”, a documentary realized in 1998 by François Cognard and François Fiol, who benefits from Brigitte Lahaie's participation and missed Jean Rollin, José Bénazéraf and Dominique Aveline.
From 35.000€, we shall add in the DVD bonus an exclusive documentary on “Les Prédateurs de la nuit” of Jess Franco, with interviews of the producer: René Chateau, and also Brigitte Lahaie and Henri Gigoux.
From 40.000€, we offer to all our supports the collector's edition the third DVD ! You will discover Serge Korber's totally untraceable comedy, “Ta gueule je t’aime” (1980), in which Brigitte plays a Swedish dressed, from the beginning to the end of the movie, a pair of high heels only.
From 55.000€, we shall add the fourth DVD with the " thesis movie ": “Viol la grande peur” by Pierre Chevalier ( 1978 ), a Euromovies production which approached this important problem with a sense of the responsibility knocking down, showing a young Brigitte embarking on a merciless vengeance against her rapists.
From 70.000€ you will reach the “Bijou d’amour” (1977) by Patrice Rhomm, an extremely rare fantastico-erotic movie which we shall make a new transfer since the film especially for you.
If we reach 85.000€, the erotic comedy “Touchez-pas au zizi” (1978) by Patrice Rhomm will reach between your feverish fingers in a new master. In its original version, without the hideous inserts of pornographic movies that were added by unscrupulous distributors, as was often the case during these years. By the way, do you know that there were directors specialized exclusively in the shooting of insert porn images, very attentive to never film their comedians over the chin... And which have a collection of spreads of every color, supposed to allow their scenes to become integrated "naturally" into movies: spread motive grass for the rural romps, or straw-colored for love in a barn...
In the Italian poster of the movie (you will note the spelling " Lahaje ", which was current in Italy a lot):
After 100.000€, we will add the erotic "spy thriller" Jean Luret's “Baiser exotiques” (1983), also unpublished in DVD, renowned for its Mediterranean qualities.
Beyond that , there will be a Blu-ray of a movie the title of which we shall reveal if we begin to approach this absolutely stratospheric level and we shall make a 7 DVD collection which will accompany your collector's edition of the book.
And as if by magic, the adventure had to continue still beyond, do not be worried, we shall continue to bring you new movies, which we would be so happy to be able to give a new life.