After a triumphant run with Hardware and the Inglorious Bastards Blu Ray releases last year, Severin Films returns to its roots with a pair of stellar sexsploitation classics available on May 25th. French women have often led the way when it comes to erotic literature. Following in the esteemed footsteps of Anaïs Nin, Emmanuelle Arsan and Pauline Reage, Joy Laurey wrote a series of novels exploring one woman’s voyage of sexual discovery which became an international sensation. And emulating the success of Emanuelle and The Story Of O, film adaptations were soon to follow. Joy and Joy & Joan were huge hits on their release in the early 80s but for the first time in America they can now be seen in their uncut and uncensored original French versions. For all previous releases of these films in the US have been cut to bits: a massive 12 minutes in the case of Joy and 5 minutes in the case of Joy & Joan. Both films have been fully restored from the original negatives. In addition for fans of Serge Bergon’s Joy (not directed by Serge In The Folds Of The Flesh Bergonzelli as is often erroneously reported) we tracked down the delightful Claudia Udy, Joy herself, for her first interview on the subject since she quit the business over 15 years ago. Both Joy and Joy & Joan will be available for pre-order on Amazon.com shortly.