The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition]
DVD5 + DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:27:12 | 4,50 Gb + 7,79 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama, Exploitation

Director: Joseph Sarno
Writer: Joseph W. Sarno
Stars: Marie Liljedahl, Tommy Blom, Lennart Lindberg

The Seduction Of Inga is Joseph Sarno's sizzling and controversial sequel to his 1967 masterpiece, Inga, starring the young, volouptuos Swedish sensation Marie Liljedahl in her steamiest role ever!

After her boyfriend leaves her alone and penniless, Inga can only long for the love of another man. Rolf, a young pop singer and musician, tries his best to seduce her, but she ultimately falls for Stig - a dashing older man and writer. Stig owns a beautiful villa, and Inga gladly becomes his personal secretary - and lover. When business takes Stig away, Inga's loneliness lead her straight into the arms of Rolf. But Inga's life is further complicated by the arrival of the young and beautiful Greta who admits to an on-going affair with Stig and professes a blossoming attraction for Inga herself. As passions explode, Inga will be forced to confront a shocking secret…and reconcile an aching heart with a tireless young body that can't say no.


Inga (Marie Liljedahl) lives in a cheap boarding house in Sweden. She ran away with her first love Karl, but he has abandoned her and disappeared, leaving Inga to scrounge together a living. She eventually manages to find work as the secretary for a writer called Stig who quickly reveals his desire for her and they become lovers, but he tells Inga about a girl he used to know called Greta whom he loved but who abandoned him. When Stig goes away to the US, Inga is left alone for weeks with no word and eventually returns to Stockholm where she encounters Greta who explains that she was really Stig's step-daughter.

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

Sarno's follow-up to his sucessful erotic drama Inga is quite unusually for the genre and the era, pitched as a direct sequel. An opening narration ties in the events of the previous film and scenes from that film are used as flashbacks, although aside from this there are no real connections in the storyline and it could easily have stood alone.

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

Like Inga this film is certainly not a softcore pornographic film of the type that was dominating the sleazy cinemas in the 1970s, instead it is more focused on the storyline, with the sex scenes merging into the storyline and only one scene coming off as gratuitous as Inga stumbles upon the landlady of the boarding house organising an orgy with some of the female residents who are obviously strapped for cash - this scene does seem to suggest a potential subplot of Inga being forced to prostitute herself for rent, but Sarno chooses not to exploit this. Instead the storyline is a rather unimaginative affair with Inga having to choose between two different men - although the arrival on the scene of Greta does make for some interesting ideas and brings to the fore Sarno's often re-used theme of incest, the script never captures the clever twists and turns of the first film and it can often become rather dull.

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

Behind the camera Sarno is solid if uninspired. Much like in Inga the nude scenes are surprisingly coy, often cutting away and always incredibly brief, while the sex scenes are filmed with oddly close-up angles. We rarely see a couple having sex in a complete shot, the man underneath is usually kept entirely out of frame, which may have more to do with censorship than directoral choice, but does come off as very odd particularly since one scene drags this on for about a minute.

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

Post-production inserts were used to spice up the "Grindhouse" US print with more explicit sex scenes, but also seem to make an appearance in this print in the midst of some of the sex scenes. Interestingly in order to hide the fact that flashback scenes from the first film were in monochrome, they are tinted in a mid-1920s style with a single colour which does look very odd, but fortunately they are only used on a couple of occasions. The soundtrack, a key part of the film's contemporary atmosphere is provided by future ABBA musicians Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson - the Inga theme is perhaps a little overused but is certainly appropriate to the era and never grates.

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

Marie Liljedahl returns as Inga and gives another solid performance although she is not required to do as many sex scenes here as in the many other films she shot since her first film with Sarno. Actor Lennart Lindberg has various film credits to his name and plays the older Stig, although his acting is not really up to the role and even in a couple of key scenes he looks completely wooden. Tommy Blom is much more effective as the young guitarist who falls for Inga while the gorgeous Inger Sundh is well worth watching as Greta.
Timothy Young

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

Special Features:
DISC ONE:
- "Original version" of Seduction of Inga
- "Innocence Lost: The Story of Inga" featurette (20:04 min)
- "Memories of Inga": clips, stills, and posters of the film (with audio commentary by producer Vernon Becker - 11:44 min)
- "Inga´s Theme" by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus ("music video" - 2:43 min)
- Preview for Joseph Sarno´s "Lust For Laura" (1:41 min)
- Cover and Booklet

DISC TWO:
- The "Grindhouse Cut" of Seduction of Inga - seemingly the version that was released in the US and includes extra scenes created for distributor Jerry Gross - most notably a number of very obvious body-doubles in the sex scenes that more than double the total sex scene time in the film as well as a slightly different script which most notably makes Greta the flesh and blood relation of Stig and not just his step-daughter. The print is considerably better looking than on the main feature with a widescreen (1.66:1) print and much better colours.
- The Indelicate Balance (1969) - a complete Joe Sarno film filmed in Sweden alongside 'Seduction' but for reasons unknown it was never actually released theatrically. The print is not in the best shape, but is in 1.85:1 ratio and always watchable. The Swedish audio is crackly and the print has burnt on English subtitles. (IMDB Link; 01:28:18)
- An audio commentary for 'Indelicate Balance' with Peggy Sarno and film collector Gary Huggins (who owns the print used) and RetroSeduction Cinema producer David Fine. Quite slow but some interesting information, might have been better served by an interview peice.
-mTrailer vault of Joe Sarno films: Inga, Seduction of Inga, Swedish Wildcats, Vampire Ecstacy, Girl Meets Girl, Butterflies and his most recent production Lust for Laura (2004).
- Bonus trailers for other Seduction Cinema releases: Sinful Wives, New York Wildcats, Erotic Diary of Misty, Chantal, Dracula, Bite Me!, That 70's Girl, Screaming Dead, Sin Sisters, Sexy American Idle, Spiderbabe, Lustful Addiction, Play-mate of the Apes and Dr. Jekyll and Mistress Hyde.

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP]

The first film about Inga is here
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