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(aka "Une femme spéciale" or "Le journal érotique d'un bûcheron" or "Diary of a Lumberjack")


directed by Jean-Marie Pallardy
France 1974


Lusty Nobel Prize winning Professor Muller (Jacques Insermini) flees the city for the countryside where he becomes a pimp called The Lumberjack and opens up an exclusive brothel. His son Jean-Marc (director Jean-Marie Pallardy) disapproves and just happens to fall for Isabelle (Willeke van Ammelrooy) who happens to be a police spy who abruptly switches sides ("Being a cop doesn't stop me from being a woman") when she discovers that the police are only concerned with the operation because it is attracting the top tier of beautiful girls away from Paris.

Eric Cotenas

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DVD Review: Halo Park Pictures - Region 0 - NTSC

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Halo Park Pictures

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:28:27

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.5 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 mono)
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Halo Park Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Trailers for EMMANUELLE GOES TO CANNES and EMMANUELLE 3 (16:9; 5:21)

DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009

Chapters 9



The image is anamorphic (the matting is suspect at times) but interlaced and probably analog PAL tape-sourced considering its softness, blooming, contrasts, and ghosting. Audio is hissy but audible.

The trailer for EMMANUELLE 3 should not be confused with the official Sylvia Kristel entry. Rather, like EMMANUELLE GOES TO CANNES (the other trailer), this is another of Pallardy's cash-ins. A competing release under the title EROTIC DIARY OF A LUMBERJACK also features a non-anamorphic but better-looking widescreen (1.66:1) transfer -- going by screencaps -- an hour-long interview with the director and three extended sex scenes.

 - Eric Cotenas


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