A Thousand and One Erotic Nights (1982)

It was a time when Sultans filled their tents with gorgeous harem girls, when no fantasy was too outlandish for the oil-slicked slave girls and exotic belly dancers of ancient Arabia. Lush, lavish and lustful, 1001 Erotic Nights takes you back to an exotic era when sex was an art — and fantasy a reality! You’ll witness one sultry tale of desert lust after another, starting with a well-hung genie who grants ‘three wishes’ to three desert girls. Next, Tibetan temple virgins appease their masters in a mind-boggling group grope. These are but a few of the bawdy tales that come to life in 1001 Erotic Nights, one of the most elegant and erotic films ever made!The film is classic hardcore feature from 1982. People with a strongly held preference for modern pubic shaving should avert their gaze now – natural bushes ahead!

It adopts the basic framing device of the classic Arabian One Thousand and One Nights stories pretty faithfully: it starts with the Sultan discovering that his wife is having an affair with his leading general, and is plotting against him. After dealing with the plotters he becomes acutely suspicious of all women. He starts working his way through his harem, night-after-night, having each girl executed after he has slept with them once, so that they cannot then be unfaithful to him. When it comes to be Scheherazade’s turn to be picked she saves her own life by a cunning mechanism: each night she recounts a story for the Sultan, the telling of which lasts until dawn the following day. She withholds the ending, but promises to finish the tale the following evening. In this version of the legend, of course, the stories are all sexually explicit, and are illustrated with very well-shot 35mm film-making into the bargain!

It gets the plot/sex balance just about right for my tastes, with enough story-line and characters to make it hang together as a narrative but without slowing down or spacing out the fap-worthy sex scenes too much. Annette Haven, as Scheherazade, is gorgeous

  • Scene 1. Lisa De Leeuw, Herschel Savage, Joey Silvera
  • Scene 2. Annette Haven, Phaery I. Burd
  • Scene 3. Nicole Black, Jon Martin
  • Scene 4. Lysa Thatcher, Tigr, Jon Martin
  • Scene 5. Mai Lin, Paul Thomas
  • Scene 6. Heather Fields, Jade Wong, Phaery I. Burd
  • Scene 7. Laura Lazare, Paul Thomas
  • Scene 8. Annette Haven, John Leslie

Also Known As

Scheherazade – 1001 Sex Nights (German release by Ribu)

Scheherazade: One Thousand and One Erotic Nights