Ecstasy (Ekstase) (Rhapsody of Love) (Symphony of Love)
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Ecstasy (Ekstase) (Rhapsody of Love) (Symphony of Love)
Except for the title, Ecstacy bears little resemblance, in plot or in quality, to the erotic Czech classic of 1933. Tiffany Bolling, who once upon a time played such respectable roles as Regina Hubbard in Another Part of the Forest, takes the money and runs in yet another heavy-breather. This time she's the frustrated wife of a film director. Bored, Bolling decides to cast about for a glamorous, independent life of her own, resulting in series of sexual escapades. Jack Carter, Britt Ekland and Julie Newmar show no signs of embarrassment while appearing in their brief supporting roles. ~… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The symbolism with which Director Gustav Machaty attempts to point up the theme of romantic frustration and ultimate fulfillment rather heightens the confusion on the whole, though there are a few isolated instances when it is strikingly effective."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The movie was made by the Czech Gustav Machaty, who had a particular affinity for erotic subjects told from a woman's standpoint."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's a little dull today but it's still interesting from a historical perspective."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It still has its charms, both cinematic and sensual."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Much heralded erotic film (for its time) that made a sexy star of Hedy Lamarr."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Ah, the scandal!"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Unfortunately, the film has aged badly, and today is mainly a curiosity piece."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The simple story is told with invention by director Gustav Machaty, who seems especially influenced by the editing techniques of Eisenstein."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It just doesn't live up to its cause celebre rep."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews