Philippe de Broca
starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones · Thierry Lhermite · Stephane Freiss ·
Vittorio Gassman · Roger Carel
Here's a version of
"One Hundred and One Arabian Nights" made in France by director
Philippe de Broca in 1990. Catherine Zeta-Jones (in her first movie role)
plays the young, beautiful Sheherazade who has been sentenced to death
but manages to beat the executioner's blade by telling cliffhanger stories.
She is aided by a genie (who has been banished to 1990 London) and watches
her adventures through his television set.
So why has this movie
been the target of a Hollywood ban? Catherine Zeta-Jones is the most likely
answer. Despite [in concept] being a rather basic adaptation of a kid's
story, director de Broca added some T&A to the mix in order to attract
an older audience. Young Ms Jones displays her breasts and butt in several
scenes. Specifically, at one point she does a seductive dance stripping
down to a thong, in another she shows breasts after jumping from a plane.
Catherine Zeta Jones is sexy throughout the film, showing more skin and
peek-a-boo moments than at any other time in her career.
NOTE: This print is in English Language with Non-Removable [Burnt] Portuguese
film; fullscreen, uncut version (93 min.), in English language with non-removable
Portuguese subtitles), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any
American machine. Extras include "Misterios del Rio" feature.
Material Recommended For Mature Audiences