Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tango of Perversion (1974, Dacosta Carayan)

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Greek Exploitation? Admittedly I know absolutely nothing about this exotic genre. This just made me even more excited and eager to check out Tango of Perversion, the first in Mondo Macabro's new Greek Collection. Based on the DVD cover and the synopsis, I could tell that this film had the potential to rival the sleaziest films from around the globe. Luckily, I was right!

Tango of Perversion takes place at the Tango club, where folks of all types go to dance, score drugs, meet interesting people...you know the type of place. It also happens to be the the hangout of local hustler and drug dealer Stathis, who is getting sick of his junkie girlfriend. To spite him after a fight, she takes off with another woman which Stathis doesn't like and after a fight ensues, he accidentally kills his girlfriend's lover. He covers his tracks but what he doesn't know is his creepy, impotent friend caught the whole thing on film. As expected, blackmail, more murders and sex follow.

Well I am happy to report that the Greek world of 70's exploitation doesn't disappoint! Tango of Perversion (aka Tango 2001) is a far out, psychedelic, drug fueled, sex filled classic! There are plenty of beautiful women in various states of undress, a good amount of violence, hippies and just all around weirdness. The thing that struck me particularly by surprise was just how well written the film was. The plot was original and not just an excuse to show boobies. Mondo Macabro's transfer looks incredible for such an odd, obscure film and there is also a nice documentary on the history of Greek film.

Rating: 9/10

Purchase Tango of Perversion directly from Mondo Macabro HERE

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