The cautionary tale of an innocent girl abroad who gets caught up in the sleazy world of modelling, Her Private Hell was the debut feature of British exploitation director Norman J. Warren (Satan's Slave, Prey and Terror) and the UK's first narrative sex film.
Beautiful but naive Marisa arrives from the continent for a job as a fashion model but soon discovers she's being groomed for a different purpose. Starring Italian actress Lucia Modugno (Il Generale della Rovere, Diabolik), the film ran for over a year in London and put Britain on the map in the realm of home grown adult features.
BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it's weird, British and forgotten, then it's Flipside.
Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition.
Original Her Private Hell trailer.
Alternative, uncensored US sequences (3 minutes).
Screen Tests (4 minutes).
Making Her Private Hell (15 minutes): new documentary with cast and crew interviews.
Incident (Norman J Warren, 1959, 14 minutes): newly-created HD version of Warrens enigmatic first film.
Fragment (Norman J warren, 1966, 11 minutes): exquisite short about a womans unhappiness after a failed love affair.
The Anatomy of a Pin-up (David Cohen, 1971, 30 minutes): modish documentary about attitudes to nude modelling in Britain.
Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Norman J Warren, David Cohen, Lynn Barber and Josephine Botting.
A film by Norman J. Warren
<ul> <li>Presented in both high definition and standard definition.</li> <li>Original trailer.</li> <li>Alternative, uncensored US sequences (3 min).</li> <li>Screen Tests (4 min).</li> <li>Making Her Private Hell (15 min): new documentary with cast and c