Director Stanley Long dies at 78

Filmmaker known for sexploitation pics, post house Salon

British filmmaker Stanley Long, whose cheap-and-cheerful soft-core romps saw him dubbed the “king of sexploitation,” died Monday of natural causes in Buckinghamshire, southern England. He was 78.

A producer, director and cinematographer, Long created movies with titles like “Nudist Memories” and “The Wife Swappers” before scoring his biggest success with “Adventures of a Taxi Driver” and other 1970s sex comedies.

The mix of bawdy humor and nudity in “Adventures” was a hit. The film was sold to 36 countries and spawned two sequels.

Long also set up the post-production company Salon, which has worked on big-budget movies including “V for Vendetta” and “Batman Begins.”

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