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Release Date: Oct. 11, 2011

Price: Blu-ray $34.95

Studio: Kino

Anita Ekberg is all smiles in Boccaccio '70

Four legendary Italian filmmakers direct some of Europe’s biggest stars in the landmark 1962 anthology comedy-drama film Boccaccio’70.

Mario Monicelli (Big Deal on Madonna Street), Federico Fellini (The Clowns) Luchino Visconti (Senso) and Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) direct Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider and many others through a quartet of titillating stories filled with unabashed eros. Modeled on Boccaccio’s Decameron, the four are comic moral tales about the hypocrisies surrounding sex in 1960s Italy.

Monicelli’s “Renzo e Luciana” (cut out of the original American release) is a tale of young love and office politics in the big city. Fellini’s notorious “Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio” features Ekberg as a busty model in a milk advertisement whose image begins to haunt an aging prude. Visconti’s “Il Lavoro” stars Romy Schneider as »

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