A BANNED BOOK, A RAPE, AND A TRIAL THAT TORE A TOWN APART!
When Twentieth Century Fox signed sexploitation maestro Russ Meyer to a multi-picture deal, this resulted in two films. The first was the legendary Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. The second was the little-seen The Seven Minutes, about a subject that could hardly have been closer to Meyer s heart.
Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace, The Seven Minutes is also the title of a notorious 1930s book whose belated publication in the US triggers an obscenity lawsuit, prompted by a hitherto clean-living young man raping a fellow student and leaving her for dead. But is the resulting trial a sincere exploration of links between (alleged) pornography and real-life violence or an attempted Kafkaesque stitch-up involving a shady businessman, ambitious politicians in search of a populist bandwagon, and even the Vatican?
With a dazzling cast including cult legends John Carradine, Yvonne De Carlo (The Munsters), Jay C. Flippen (The Killing), Wolfman Jack (Motel Hell), Charles Napier (The Blues Brothers) and future star Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I.), The Seven Minutes is an absorbing, intelligent and thought-provoking drama.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• DVD presentation of the longer cut of The Seven Minutes, including the notorious sex-film studio scene
• Dolby Digital 1.0 sound, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
• Sinister Image, an interview with Russ Meyer and his former model Yvette Vickers
• Theatrical trailer