Bacchanales Sexuelles (aka Fly Me the French Way) DVD Review

Written by Peter West

DVD released by Synapse Films

Directed by Jean Rollin
Written by Lionel Wallmann

Joëlle Coeur as Valérie
Marie-France Morel as Sophie
Britt Anders
Annie Belle as Brigitte (as Annie Brilland)
Jenny Feeling (as Jenny)
Catherine Castel as Une souris
Marie-Pierre Castel as Une souris
Virgina Loup as Cataruba
Alain Bastin as Fred
Willy Braque
Brigitte De Borghese as Malvina
Jean-Paul Hazy as Paul
Minia Malove as Frida
Marcel Richard as Karl
Jenny Trochu as Jenny

The Movie:

Bacchanales Sexuelles answers the age old question: "Why have the French never won a War?" It's simple; They are too busy getting laid! Valerie, a supple young lass, is house-sitting for her cousin. Feeling a bit alone in the huge apartment, she invites her friend Sophie over to keep her company. A little spilled alcohol results in some steamy hot lesbian action. What Valerie does not know is that her cousin has some incriminating photos of a local sex cult. Malvina, the leader of the cult, decides to kidnap Valerie to get the photos back. After retiring for the evening, Sophie hearing noises, calls her friend Fred to come over. Before Fred can arrive the kidnappers mistakenly kidnap Sophie! Fred, finding the door open, arrives thinking Valerie is Sophie quickly engages Valerie in some carnal delight!

Valerie and Fred figure Sophie has gone home and hits the sack for a while. Their breakfast includes samplings of fine French jams! When the maid arrives she quickly abandons her cleaning chores for some three way action! A catfight results when the real maid arrives and attacks the phony thinking she is trying to steal her job. After some well-placed hair pulling, the fake maid confesses and Valerie and Fred are off to save Sophie! Arriving at the Malvina's castle, a orgy results as Bacchanales Sexuelles reaches its stunning climax!

Video and Audio:

Bacchanales Sexuelles is presented in a anamorphic widescreen 1.66:1 transfer. Considering the age and budget of this film, the quality is amazing. Another superb Synapse restoration!

Presented in dolby digital mono, there's not an overwhelming soundtrack to begin with.The movie is in French with English subtitles. No distortions to speak of, some catchy instrumentals clear and crisp!

Special Features:

  • 16:9 Anamorphic Transfer (1.66:1 Aspect Ratio)
  • Uncensored Version Containing Almost 30 More Minutes of Footage!
  • Original French Language with Newly Translated English Subtitles
  • Motion Menus
  • Chapter Selections


Movie: 4 stars
Video: 4 Stars
Audio: 4 Stars
Features: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars


Jean Rolin is mostly known for his lesbian vampire flicks, and this is a welcome departure to softcore fun! What more do you need than a simple plot, hot women, and lots of sex? Prior to the adult film industry winning court decisions, this was as hot as it got! Don May does it again in finding a European classic to titalate our fantasies! This movie got more than a thumbs up from old Peter!

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