Nude Celebs: Melissa Mead - It really was a brilliant idea to resuscitate the Emmanuelle series during the heyday of softcore in the mid-90’s. Probably the genre’s only real, certifiable franchise, softcore king Alain Siritzky obtained the rights to Emmanuelle Arsan’s original character (hence the two “m’s” in the name) and created a series of 17 late-night cable TV episodes that set the world’s favorite sexual dynamo in space.
What’s most important, however, is that all of the movies feature the absolutely stunning and positively gorgeous Krista Allen as the title character. A gift from the Gods directly to humankind, Allen strips, writhes and moans her way through the series with true gusto. Even in the rare instance when completely clothed, the actress radiates sexuality. Most would have to admit, she is easily the best actress to have taken on the Emmanuelle role since Sylvia Kristel, and many will agree she is even better.
Once the late-night cable run of Emmanuelle in Space was complete, Siritzky packaged the movies into seven distinct titles. The plots are nearly indistinguishable, (they all seem to be about understanding – and talking A LOT about – eroticism) so you’re really left with the cast list to make some kind of distinction between the titles.
In Emmanuelle in Space: First Contact many actresses catch clothing allergies and join Allen in all manner of erotic play. Most notable are Kristen Knittle, Jane Stone, and Jennifer Behr, but one cannot discount the valuable contributions made by Jennifer Burton, Melissa Mead and Peg Landon.
- 96 min.
- studio: New Concorde
- DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001