Following the unprecedented success of his 1970 film Mona, director Howard Ziehm quickly established himself as a one-man filmmaking machine, directing dozens of boundary pushing sex films. Presented here are two of his most unique and important early works.
Mary and Melody are best friends, though Melody is uncomfortable around Mary’s sexual openness. After finally being coaxed into sexual experimentation, Melody begins to discover her erotic self and indulges in a series of sexual adventures, each wilder than the last. One of the most transgressive early X rated films, HARLOT is an avant-garde influenced, anti-establishment oddity, presented fully uncut for the first time on DVD.
D: Howard Ziehm / 1970 / 64 min / Color / 1.33:1
After discovering that his girlfriend is pregnant, a man named Jamie agrees to assist on a drug run from Tijuana back to LA so that he can raise the money necessary for an abortion. However upon his arrival in Mexico, he soon discovers that there may be more to the operation than drugs…
D: Howard Ziehm / 1971 / 92 min / Color / 1.33:1
• DVD | Region Free | 1.33:1 OAR
• Scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm vault elements
• Commentary track by director Howard Ziehm for HARLOT