Movie Ad of the Week: THE DIRTY DOLLS IN KATMANDU (1971)
LES CHEMINS DE KATMANDU (1969) is a French exploitation film starring Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg, Elsa Martinelli, Arlene Dahl, Renaud Verley, and Pascale Audret, directed by André Cayatte (LE MIROIR À DEUX FACES) and based on a novel by René Barjavel (author of the groundbreaking sci-fi work Le Voyageur Imprudent). United Producers acquired it for U.S. release through American International Pictures beginning in 1971, first under the title THE DIRTY DOLLS IN KATMANDU and later as THE STRANGE WORLD OF KATMANDU and THE PLEASURE PIT. Its frequent co-feature was KAMA SUTRA (1970), a United Producers/AIP recut of the West German sex documentary KAMASUTRA, VOLLENDUNG DER LIEBE (1969), which featured an early screen appearance by Persis Khambatta (STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, NIGHTHAWKS, MEGAFORCE). First released by AIP with an MPAA-awarded X rating beginning in December 1970 (with the Italian pickup BORA BORA as its co-feature), KAMA SUTRA was cut for an R rating in 1971 when paired with THE DIRTY DOLLS IN KATMANDU.