It is set in Europe just prior to WW1. An arms dealer is taking some friends on his yacht to a private Greek island to properly commemorate the confluence of the moon and Pleides. He is also visiting a potential arms customer. His intent is to get all of his guests to reenact an erotic story about Aphrodite in honor of the feast of that goddess and, hopefully, get the virginal Valerie Kaprisky properly laid. Two of the three days go according to plan, but, on the third day, Archduke Ferdinand is shot, ruining the whole plan. —Scoopy.com
Robert Fuest (born in 1927 in London) is an English film director, screenwriter, and production designer who has worked mostly in the horror, fantasy and suspense genres.
Fuest’s most highly praised and popular films, which feature strong black comedy undertones, include perennial cult favorites The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), and The Final Programme (aka The Last Days of Man on Earth) (1973). Other films include And Soon the Darkness (1970), a straightforward suspense thriller which received considerable critical acclaim but little commercial success, and The Devil’s Rain (1975), a horror film shot in the U.S. The latter movie received such scathing reviews it may arguably have killed off his once promising career, as Fuest immediately thereafter found himself relegated to directing fairly anonymous television work. His only subsequent theatrical release to date has been Aphrodite (1982), a soft-core sex movie filmed in Greece.
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