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Body to body is the name of the game [DVD Australia] See more »
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A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Silvana Venturelli ... The visitor
Frank Wolff ... Castle owner
Erika Remberg ... His wife
Paolo Turco ... Her son
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Karl-Otto Alberty ... Bit Part (uncredited)
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Directed by
Radley Metzger 
 
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Michael DeForrest  screenplay
Michael DeForrest  story
Radley Metzger  story

Produced by
Radley Metzger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
 
Cinematography by
Hans Jura 
 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Salfa 
 
Art Direction by
Enrico Sabbatini 
 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist
Alfio Meniconi .... assistant makeup artist
Otello Sisi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mario Mariani .... production manager
 
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Leonardo Scavino .... assistant director (as Leo Lenoir)
 
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Leopoldo Savona .... assistant property master (as Leo Coleman)
Armando Vincenti .... property master
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuliano Grasselli .... assistant camera
Adi Gürtner .... camera operator
 
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Ginetta Mancini .... production secretary
Osman Ragheb .... assistant to director
Vittoria Vigorelli .... script supervisor
 

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90 min
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Australia:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (1974) | UK:18 | USA:X (self-applied)
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"Reality's Hard", 18 September 2009
Author: ferbs54 from United States

Opening with a quote by Luigi Pirandello regarding the elusive and illusory nature of reality, Radley Metzger's 1970 soft-core, art-house offering, "The Lickerish Quartet," is indeed one mind-twisting film. In it, a stepfather, wife and son watch a stag film one night in their sumptuous castle, and later go to a carnival and see a motorcycle stunt performance. They bring home the beautiful blond cycler, who bears an uncanny resemblance to one of the hotties in that stag film, and she proceeds to seduce all three in turn. The end. But wait a minute...why is that stag film subtly altered now, and why do the family and the hotty start emulating the action IN that film? Apparently, Metzger & Co. have some comments they'd like to make regarding art imitating life, or life imitating art, or the mutability of reality, or how film alters our perception of truth, or how time plays tricks on memory. After two viewings, I'm still trying to figure the darn thing out. But the picture does provide other pleasures, besides its baffling themes. The four principals are all quite good, especially the gorgeous Silvana Venturelli as the blond (or is it brunette?) temptress. The location of the film, the Piccolomini Castle in Balsorano, Italy (also the location, BTW, of the 1965 Italian horror film "The Bloody Pit of Horror"), is equally gorgeous, and Enrico Sabbatini's set decor of the castle's chambers (especially that library!) is also a feast for the eyes. Perhaps best of all, Stephen Cipriani has provided a Morricone-like score for the film that is exceptionally beautiful, and certainly deserving of a soundtrack CD. This score is especially lovely when used as a backdrop for Silvana's prancing through a sunlit field. Still, "The Lickerish Quartet" remains a trippy head-scratcher, at best. Lines such as "Isn't everyone in movies?" and "Reality's hard" might clue in potential viewers to prepare themselves for one brow-furrowing evening....

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