The Libertine is a euro-cult gem, a romantic sex comedy with a light S&M twist. When Mimi (Catherine Spaak, The Cat O Nine Tails, 1971) discovers her late husband s secret bachelor pad and sordid past, she sets out on a sexual adventure all of her own. From bored housewife to daring dominatrix, through a series of bold sexual encounters, each one more thrilling than the next, Mimi finds life as a widow much more than she could have ever hoped for. But when she meets Dr. Carlo De Marchi (Jean-Louis Trintignant, The Conformist, 1970) she discovers that the road to true love lies in finding a man who will willingly let her ride him around like a horse. Spaak s third film for director Campanile is a beautiful ode to sixties pop culture, free love, and fetish. Now restored by Nucleus Films for its worldwide premiere to Blu-ray. Blu-Ray Special Features Uncensored Italian Version Alternate American Theatrical Release Italian and English Audio Options Optional Subtitles + SDH Audio Commentary with Author, Editor and Critic Kat Ellinger Trovajoli Postlude Lovey Jon on Composer Armando Trovajoli Fantasy, Futurism and Frivolity: Production Design in Pasquale Festa Campanile s The Libertine, a Visual Essay by Rachael Nisbet Outtakes and Alternate Footage Alternate English and French Credits Original Censor Cuts Extensive Image Gallery Audubon Films Poster Gallery Japanese Promo Videos American, Italian and French Theatrical Trailers
Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name spawned imitations, variations and shameless rip-offs keen to emulate his success at the box office. Within months of A Fistful of Dollars' release, Giuliano Gemma was playing Ringo, who was then followed by Franco Nero's Django, Tony Anthony's The Stranger and Gianni Garko's Sartana each providing their own twist on the Eastwood antihero, and each of them then subject to their own spate of unofficial sequels, spoofs and cash-ins. Sartana tapped into more than just his Spaghetti Western predecessors a mysterious figure, he has a spectral quality, aided by his Count Dracula-like cloak which also nods towards comic strip figure Mandrake the Magician, with whom he shares a penchant for card tricks. He takes pride in his appearance unlike the Eastwood's dusty wanderer or Nero's mud-caked drifter. And there's a dose of James Bond too in his fondness for gadgetry and the droll sense of humour. Unsurprisingly, this unique figure in the genre was treated to four official follow-ups. The Complete Sartana collects all five films, presented here in brand-new restorations: If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming, and Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, in which George Hilton replaced Garko in the lead role. Special Edition Contents: Brand-new 2K restoration of If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death from original film materials, carried out by Arrow Films exclusively for this release Brand-new 2K restorations of I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay and Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming from original camera negatives, carried out by Arrow Films exclusively for this release Original Italian and English soundtracks on all five films Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks Audio commentary on If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death by filmmaker Mike Siegel Audio commentaries on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Have a Good Funeral My Friend Sartana Will Pay by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke Gianfranco Parolini on If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death, a brand-new interview with the writer-director Light the Fuse: Sartana's Casting, a video essay guide to many familiar faces in the Sartana films by Jonathan Bygraves Sal Borgese on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse Sartana Is Coming, two brand-new interviews with the actor Ernesto Gastaldi on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse Sartana Is Coming, two brand-new interviews with the writer Sartana Shoots First, a brand-new interview with George Hilton on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin Erika Blanc on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor - Tony Askin on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor - Roberto Dell'Acqua on Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay, a brand-new interview with the actor Sartana Lives, an archive featurette on Light the Fuse Sartana Is Coming featuring interviews with actor Gianni Garko and director Giuliano Carnimeo Galleries of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive for all five films Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
Sergio Leone's monumental picture ranks among his most admired achievements. In the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honor and revenge. Henry Fonda stars in his most sinister role as Frank, a hired killer who ruthlessly slays an entire family. Jason Robards plays Cheyenne, an infamous bandit framed for the slaughter. And Charles Bronson is The Man, a mysterious loner determined to exact vengeance for a grudge he refuses to divulge. An influence on countless directors, Leone's masterpiece is considered among the greatest Westerns ever made. SPECIAL FEATURES Commentary with Contributions from Directors John Carpenter, John Milius & Alex Cox, Film Historians Sir Christopher Frayling & Dr. Sheldon Hall, and Cast & Crew An Opera Of Violence The Wages Of Sin Something To Do With Death Railroad: Revolutionising The West Locations Then & Now Production Gallery Theatrical Trailer
Salvatore Giuliano can be seen as a Citizen Kane-like portrait of a man by those who knew him but is also as a crime film about the mafia and their entanglements with politics and corruption. Francesco Rosi's influential (it's style can be seen as a strong precursor to The Battle of Algiers) film is according to Rosi best explained by the original title: Sicily 1943-60 a stunning investigative portrait that would form the template for his later films. Telling the story of Salvatore Giuliano Italy's most wanted criminal who is found dead with a hand gun and rifle by his side Rosi's films asks difficult questions and courted much controversy in Italy upon release. Filming in the exact locations utilising original court reports as well as casting the actual persons involved Rosi garnered stunning performances from his part non-professional crew but also from his stars Frank Wolff (Once Upon a Time in the West) and Salvo Randone (Satyricon). Stunningly shot by Gianni di Venanzo (Fellini's 8½) the film was never released in the UK despite glowing reviews; 'outstanding' (Variety) 'one of the most courageous things the Italian cinema has ever attempted' (Sight and Sound) 'the most aesthetically satisfying and inventive film of its type in many years' (Monthly Film Bulletin) finally it can now be appreciated in a stunning new 4K restoration. Special Features: New 4K film restoration carried out with support from Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation at the Cineteca di Bologna film laboratory Newly created and exclusive content Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned by Jay Shaw Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!
Emerging at the peak of the giallo boom of the early 70s, Luciano Ercoli s Death Walks films are two superlative examples of the genre linked by their shared casting of the stunning Nieves Navarro (billed under her adopted stage name of Susan Scott) as the lead woman in peril. In Death Walks on High Heels (1971), exotic dancer Nicole (Navarro), the daughter of a murdered jewel thief, finds herself terrorised by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her father s stolen gems. Fleeing Paris and her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in London only to discover that death stalks her at every corner. Returning in Death Walks at Midnight (1972), Navarro stars as Valentina a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when it becomes clear that the savage slaying she describes relates to a crime that took place six months earlier, the police are at a loss - forcing Valentina to solve the mystery alone. Offering up all the glamour, perversity and narrative twists and turns that are typical of the giallo genre at its best, Luciano Ercoli s Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight anticipate the super-stylized trappings of Brian De Palma s early psycho thrillers (most notably, Dressed to Kill). LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Limited Edition boxed-set (3000 copies) containing Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight Brand new 2K restorations of the films from the original camera negatives High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays) Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks Limited Edition 60-page booklet containing new writing from authors Danny Shipka (Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France), Troy Howarth (So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films) and writer Leonard Jacobs, illustrated with original archive stills and posters DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi Newly-edited archive interview with director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro Master of Giallo brand new interview in which Gastaldi discusses Death Walks on High Heels and offers up his thoughts as to what constitutes a good giallo An interview with composer Stelvio Cipriani Original Italian trailer Original English trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi Extended TV version of the feature [105 mins] Crime Does Pay brand new interview in which Gastaldi discusses Death Walks at Midnight and a career script-writing crime films Desperately Seeking Susan a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Respectable lawyer Peter picks up Anna, an Italian woman of dubious virtue, from the club and takes her back to his Uncle's place. They soon discover they are not alone. A gunman Quill (Julian Mateos), is waiting for them
Beyond the physical edge... A mind-bending classic of erotic cinema, The Lickerish Quartet brings us a rich jaded couple and their grown-up son - bored after a night watching pornography - visiting a travelling stunt show, the star of which is bears a striking similarity to the woman in the sex film they just saw. Invited back to the castle for a drink, she soon becomes embroiled in a night of bizarre carnality, fantasy fulfilment and highly charged love games. Hailing from a time when erotic cinema was embraced by the mainstream, The Lickerish Quartet is a dream-like fantasy of liberated love and questing eroticism which blurs the boundaries between staid reality and the surreal realms of unbridled sexual fantasy. Directed by the groundbreaking sometime pornographer Radley Metzger, The Lickerish Quartet takes us back in time to an era when nudity was a novelty and sexual explicitness felt like a revolution... Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD Presentation. Brand new high definition restoration of the original feature – uncut and available for the first time in the UK. Optional English for the Hard of Hearing subtitles. Audio commentary with director Radley Metzger and film historian Michael Bowen. The Making of The Lickerish Quartet – A behind-the-scenes look featuring rare footage of Silvana Venturelli, Paolo Turco and Radley Metzger. Cool Version Love Scenes – originally produced scenes where the original version too hot! Giving Voice to the Quartet – a look at the different audio tracks between the original location and dubbed soundtracks. Original trailers. Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly illustrated artwork by The Red Dress. Collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Robin Bougie.
Bounty killers led by Loco (Kinski) prey on outlaws hiding out in the snowbound Utah mountains. After Pauline's husband becomes Loco's latest victim she hires a gunman for revenge... Director Sergio Corbucci brings this spaghetti western to life with great acting and a brillant villian in Klaus Kinski. Enhanced with Ennio Morricone's original music score this movie is what the genre should be.
Django a bandit killer and a bounty hunter wants to change his life and return to the straight and narrow. When he falls in love with the daughter of a bandit he thinks that this just may be possible. However the girl's father has other ideas...
The late great Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci (Django Companeros) directed and co-wrote this western in 1968. Bounty killers led by Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on outlaws hiding out in the snowbound Utah mountains. After an innocent becomes Loco's latest victim his wife hires a gunman for revenge. Silence mute since his throat was cut as a child after witnessing the murder of his parents decides to take justice into his own hands.
In this grisly Italian giallo thriller a vicious criminal breaks into the house of a prominent London lawyer and then proceeds to terrorise the lawyer's son and an attendant Italian prostitute...
An American recon patrol finds itself cut off from their support forces during World War Two as a German offensive severs their line of communication. Trapped in enemy territory in the midst of a freezing winter the soldiers must avoid detection whilst recording information about the German advance. They soon discover that a bridge spanning two mountains is providing the enemy with a strategic advantage and decide to blow it up. With a German ski patrol in close pursuit this mission could prove to be their last.
In 1959 screenwriter Rod Serling first opened the door to the "dimension of imagination" that is The Twilight Zone, a show quite unlike anything that had gone before, and better than much that has followed in its wake. This original and daring television series ran for five seasons from 1959 to 1964 and still looks as fresh as ever, particularly on DVD. What distinguished the series was the quality of the scripts, many of which were penned by Serling, but with significant contributions from veteran sci-fi authors and screenwriters such as Richard Matheson. Actors of the calibre of Robert Redford, Burgess Meredith, Lee Marvin and William Shatner gave some of their best small-screen performances, while an unforgettable main title theme by Bernard Herrmann and musical contributions from young turks such as Jerry Goldsmith underlined the show's attraction for great creative talent both behind and in front of the cameras.Volume 4 cherry-picks four of the show's more diverse episodes. In "Mr Dingle the Strong" (episode 55) alien visitors experiment on a hapless human, but instead of sinister X Files horror, Serling plays it for laughs. Despite the sparkling presence of Burgess Meredith (the closest the series came to a regular star), this one-joke plot demonstrates why the Zone only rarely ventured into comedy. "Two" (episode 66) pits a characteristically taciturn Charles Bronson against an even more stoical Elizabeth Montgomery, two soldiers from opposing sides who must rediscover themselves as the last man and woman and play Adam and Eve in a post-holocaust world. "A Passage for Trumpet" (episode 32) casts Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy) as a downtrodden trumpeter who, in a jazz rewrite of It's a Wonderful Life, learns to value life. Nice. Finally, "The Four of Us are Dying" (episode 13) employs four different actors to play the same character, a "cheap little con-man" whose ability to change his features at will doesn't prevent his deserved comeuppance (more jazz here, this time in a wonderfully jagged underscore from Jerry Goldsmith).On the DVD: A neat animated menu with a winking eye guides the viewer "Inside the Twilight Zone", which consists of digests of background information on the individual episodes, as well as a general history of the show, season-by-season breakdown and a potted biography of Serling. --Mark Walker
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