Based on a memoir by the wife of a delegate to Thailand, "Emmanuelle" focuses on the sexual awakening of a naive French diplomat's spouse at the hands of an experienced older man (Alain Cuny). First-time director Jaeckin and producer Yves Rousset-Rouard eschewed going the pornographic route with the story, and instead concentrated on the natural beauty of the Thailand setting and their star, 20-year-old Dutch model Kristel. The film was a runaway success in Europe and America, where it was successfully promoted as an erotic film devoid of porn's misogynistic tendencies. In addition to its box-office impact, Emmanuelle encouraged other softcore filmmakers to showcase travelogue-style locations and less sniggering storylines.
DVD Special Features: (In French with English Subtitles) Documentary " An Erotic Success"; Interview; Trailers
Other Special Features: French Language Film with Dubbed English Audio; Subtitles: French SDH and English
Audio Tracks: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 2.0