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"I want to make a film about Berlusconi. I had in mind the title 'Thank you, Daddy'", Brass said, referring to the nickname given to Berlusconi by the girls who attended the famously bawdy parties in his villa.
Brass -- best known for his erotic films "All Ladies Do It", a raunchy take on Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutte, and the brutal cult movie "Caligula" -- is in Venice to mark the screening of "Intintobrass", a documentary about his life.
Kicking back on the terrace of the luxury Excelsior hotel with his busty companion Caterina Varzi, who he describes as his "muse", the 80-year-old lamented "the preference today for senseless Internet porn over crafted erotic films."
His would-be subject matter, »
- Agence France Presse
One of the true pioneers of adult and erotic cinema, Tinto Brass is renown as one of Europe’s leading figures in softcore erotic filmmaking, earning a worldwide reputation for his blend of art and extremity. After joining the Italian film industry in the early 1960’s Brass worked alongside the likes of Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini, before directing his debut solo feature in 1963. However it was not until 1976 that Brass would gain worldwide recognition, when Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione chose him to direct the infamous Caligula. Despite numerous editing and post-production issues, which caused Brass to disown the film, it made millions at the box office and ultimately gained him global notoriety.
And now Arrow Video bring us The Key and All Ladies Do It in two dual format editions including brand new uncut and uncensored versions of each film, which have been painstakingly restored for Blu-ray and DVD. »
- Phil Wheat
Opera is a form of entertainment largely performed by and for adults. Most of the better-known works deal with grown-up themes, and it takes performers years to train their voices to sing at the highest levels. With that in mind, it's hard to explain why every character in 1st Night behaves like an adolescent in a sitcom. When über-rich industrialist Sir Adam (Richard E. Grant) decides to shed his robber baron image by hosting (and co-starring in) a production of Così fan tutte at his palatial estate, the stage is set for romantic shenanigans. Will Adam finally realize his love for conductor Celia (Sarah Brightman)? What dark secret is Phillip the director (Oliver Dimsdale) hiding from undersexed wife Tamsin (Emma Williams)? Can young Tom's (Julian Ovenden) bu »
Connoisseurs of horror, cult and grindhouse cinema around the world have flocked to UK's Arrow Video to find classy DVD and Blu-ray releases of their favorite titles, often with bonus features not found on Us editions. The label has just announced their next round of titles for spring 2013, and the list includes some sweet goodies indeed. Among the revealed titles are the excellent Mario Bava films Black Sabbath (aka The Three Faces of Fear) and Baron Blood, Brian De Palma's Blow Out, cult fave Spider Baby and the insane horror comedy Motel Hell. Non-horror entries include George Romero's Knightriders (featuring a young Ed Harris and Tom Savini), the Pam Grier classic Foxy Brown, and Tinto Brass sexploitation flicks The Key and All Ladies Do It. Most of these titles include both the DVD and Blu-ray version in the same case, and a truckload of extras including new documentaries and interviews, »
- Gregory Burkart
UK based cult video label Arrow Video is know for their lavish deluxe edition releases, and their upcoming Spring slate of Blu-ray and DVDs is no exception! The smorgasbord of titles, which range from sexploitation, to exploitation, and everything in between!) include Blu-ray debuts of Jack Hill’s blaxploitation epic Foxy Brown and his black & white horror trip Spider Baby! Two Mario Bava films are also receiving an HD upgrade, the Boris Karloff starring Black Sabbath and Baron Blood! Brian De Palma’s Blow Out is hitting Blu (available stateside here from the illustrious Criterion Collection), but of extreme note is the surprise announcement of MGM’s batshit cannibal horror/comedy hybrid Motel Hell finally making it’s bow onto the format! For you lovers of George A. Romero’s non-horror output, his medieval motorbike epic Knightriders is on it’s way as well. Even the italian lover of ass »
- Justin Edwards
5 items from 2013
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