Presenting eight, real-life tales of foreign dreams that became bone-chilling nightmares, My Overseas Hell captures what it's like to be in the wrong place at the wrong time...
Runtime: 60 minutes
My Overseas Hell - The Party at Kitty and Stud's - Netflix
The Party at Kitty and Stud's, better known under the alternative title Italian Stallion, is a 1970 American softcore adult film and is Sylvester Stallone's film debut and first starring role, for which he worked two days and was paid $200. In 1976, shortly after the release of Stallone's popular hit Rocky, the film was edited and re-released as Italian Stallion to capitalize on its now-famous star.
My Overseas Hell - Production - Netflix
Stallone has previously said in interviews that he did the film out of desperation after being bounced out of his apartment and finding himself homeless for several days, sleeping in a New York City bus station in the middle of winter. In Stallone's words: “It was either do that movie or rob someone because I was at the end—at the very end—of my rope. Instead of doing something desperate, I worked two days for $200 and got myself out of the bus station”. The actor also called the film “horrendous” and commented “By today's standards, the movie would almost qualify for a PG rating”. According to Stallone, The Party at Kitty and Stud's was financed by “a group of wealthy lawyers, very, very solid.” He has stated that the film's owners later asked him for about US$100,000 in exchange for the film not to be released, but the actor “wouldn't buy it for two bucks”. In a prologue included with the released version, and in the film's trailer, pornography director Gail Palmer sat by an editing machine addressing the audience and presented the film as X-rated. The release campaign implied that the original film was hardcore pornography, but that the material had now been edited into a milder version. However, the truth of this version has been repeatedly challenged, notably by trade journal AVN, which examined an original print, finding no trace of hardcore scenes. The “Sylvester Stallone porno movie” evolved over the years into a minor urban legend. The film was distributed to movie theaters for $10,000 a night, about which Stallone commented “Hell, for $10,000 forget the movie! I'll be there myself!”
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