Uninspired erotica of a certain rough breed seems to always possess a title comprised of some combination of the same 14 words pulled in random order from a hat. Such is the case with Nelio Rossati’s Erotic Escape, an Italian import from the mid-1980s.
Set in South America, the film centers on Manuel (Rodrigo Obregon), a fugitive political prisoner who escapes from a high security penitentiary and takes as his hostage Amparo (Eleonora Vallone), the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman. With law enforcement and Amparo’s father on their trail, Manuel resorts to drastic measures to keep his freedom. Rape and “Stockholm Syndrome” identification ensue, with no sort of psychological perspicacity.
There’s nothing particularly erotic about this movie, though it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that a foreign sexploitation flick suffered from ridiculous retitling. But the settings are drab and the acting uninspired, and Rossati (The Sensuous Nurse) does little to shade or make worthwhile anything having to do with the fact that Manuel is a political prisoner. There’s plenty of nudity, but this over-the-top genre entry is a wince-inducing yawner.
Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with a Dolby digital 2.0 mono audio track, Erotic Escape comes to DVD on a region-free disc housed in a regular plastic Amaray case. Does it contain supplemental bonus features, you ask? No, no it does not. C- (Movie) C- (Disc)