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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak

Tawny Kitaen  Actor Brent Huff  Actor Zabou  Actor Bernadette Lafont  Actor Jean Rougerie  Actor


MPAA Rating: R
Contains:Violence,Nudity,Adult Situations,Not For Children,Adult Language

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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak

UPC: 891635001018

Studio: Severin

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Violence, Nudity, Adult Situations, Not For Children, Adult Language]

Summary: Based on a popular French comic strip, this lavish and erotic adventure fantasy (said to be one of the most expensive films in the history of French cinema) chronicles the exploits of a sexy young girl who escapes from a convent to go looking for the father she has not seen in many years. The story features plenty of female nudity. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Category: Adventure

Features: Revealing Tawny Kitaen photospread for French LUI magazine
The Last Temptation of Just: interview with director Just Jaeckin
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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak

Format: DVD

Release Date: 06/27/2006

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DDS2.0 Dolby Digital w/ 4 channels

Runtime: 88 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Region: Universal Compatability

Chapters: Disc #1 -- The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak
1. Main Titles [2:15]
2. Girl in a Box [3:10]
3. Big Trouble in Little China [5:42]
4. Betting On Help [3:43]
5. Map to the Yik Yak [3:29]
6. Prison Break [3:46]
7. Overboard [6:32]
8. Tom's Story [5:11]
9. The Journey Begins [4:54]
10. Trapped & Imprisoned [6:28]
11. Poison Wind [2:41]
12. To Catch a Butterfly [3:22]
13. Masters of Disguise [6:12]
14. The Torture Chamber [2:55]
15. Superb, Superb [5:30]
16. Chariots of the Gods [5:17]
17. Mortal Combat [5:04]
18. The Mating Ceremony [5:04]
19. Escape From the Yik Yak [3:22]
20. End Credits [3:46]

Jeremy Wheeler

Famed French master of eroticism Just Jaeckin serves up this highly bizarre hybrid of Indiana Jones rip-off adventure meets surreal European art house in Gwendoline, a mind-numbing picture of epically out-there proportions. Starring '80s video sex symbol Tawny Kitaen, the movie was both a commercial stab as well as an artistic statement that goes well beyond the bar set by similarly themed films of the time. Released in the States in a trimmed-down form as The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak, the cut seen by foreigners wasn't so much filled with more steam as it was goofy humor, giving the film an extra silly factor that makes it all the more strange when one considers the 180-degree turn it takes at the midway point. Looking like something out of Alejandro Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain, the last half of the picture, set in the fictitious land of the Yik-Yak, is truly something amazing to behold. Half-naked future gladiator women slave over technology right out of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, while others look like new wave samurai if Akira Kurosawa tried his hand at Barbarella with Guy Maddin as his co-director. All the while, Jaeckin films the scenes with an artful elegance that elevates the production from just a hokey romp to a souvenir of French cinema that would not even be attempted in modern times. As far as the amount of skin goes, the nudity isn't exploited for graphic sexual exploits, rather it is played with an abandon dictated by the style, not titillation of the picture. While the flick may indeed be corny, the production values push Gwendoline into a territory all its own, made even more special by the appearance of Kitaen, who's both charming and stunning in her big screen follow-up to playing Tom Hanks' wife in Bachelor Party. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Pierre Bachelet  Composer (Music Score) 
Jean-Claude Fleury  Producer 
Just Jaeckin  Director 
Just Jaeckin  Screenwriter 
Tawny Kitaen  Actor 
Brent Huff  Actor 
Zabou  Actor 
Bernadette Lafont  Actor 
Jean Rougerie  Actor 
Roland Amstutz  Actor 
Vernon Dobtcheff  Actor 
Takashi Kawahara  Actor 
Maurice Lamy  Actor 
Georges Lycan  Actor 
Dominique Marcas  Actor 
André Julien  Actor 

Country: France