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Alison Jane
01-09-2011, 07:47 PM
When I first saw a Tinto Brass film I was so into the darker side of softcore sex films that his films were like a breath of fresh air. I think the first one I saw (besides Caligula and Salon Kitty) was The Key and it was just such a free and happy approach to the topic it's almost like I fell in love. Soon after I saw Miranda which is great and All Ladies Do It (the one I had the av of that you loved, Todd, and my favorite for a long time) and I loved all three. I bought a bunch more but I have this weird habit of not watching new movies of directors/stars I love because I don't want to run out. So I had them but didn't watch them for years. I eventually ended up watching Cheeky! and Frivolous Lola (which is my current favorite) and loved them too. Even P.S. Tinto Brass was good. Private and Mon Amour I saw over the past few years and they were good but not his best in my opinion.

I'd love to hear anyone else's favorites...

Todd Jordan
01-09-2011, 08:58 PM
Oh my God that avatar was awesome. And you know, I still haven't seen any of his movies. Someone was supposed to help me out, but alas, no help has arrived.

Ian Jane
01-10-2011, 12:44 AM
Cult Epics is putting some of his stuff out on Blu this year.

You can't spell Brass without ass. The man has a gift.

Goldberg
01-10-2011, 05:12 AM
I was in a defacto relationship with a woman for a few who had a Tinto Brass ass, and was of Eye-tie decent so his work had some sort of connection to my heart....

My favourite of his is still ALL LADIES DO IT then THE KEY and CHEEKY. FALLO! is his most sexually potent but isn't as 'well rounded' a movie as LADIES imho. It took me a while to 'get' Brass, as I was expecting more pron action, considering my introduction to Euro-sleaze was actually via a Joe D'Amato Spaghetti Western porn. But all up, Brass is probably the classiest of all the Euro-sex directors, his films a like low-rent Fellini or Bertolucci even, but way more fun. They also remind me of Robert Crumb comics, but if Crumb was more romantic and not as angry.

Ian Jane
01-11-2011, 01:16 PM
They also remind me of Robert Crumb comics, but if Crumb was more romantic and not as angry.

I can see that connection. Never made it myself before but it's there. Crumb's stuff seems a bit mysoginist at times, where Brass is very obviously deeply in love with the female form.

Alison Jane
01-24-2011, 09:30 PM
*sigh*

:blob:

Ian Jane
04-21-2011, 09:17 AM
Coming from Cult Epics on 7/26 in a two disc SE...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71sky6ygC8L._AA1168_.jpg

Alison Jane
04-21-2011, 09:19 AM
Ah, so there is a thread. ^_^

There are better BD choices than Monamour. :nono:

Ian Jane
04-21-2011, 09:24 AM
Definitely, but I'd guess they're starting with this one since it's a more recent acquisition and probably has an existing HD master. I'd bet the other titles need to be remastered in HD before they can go Blu. Just a guess on my part, but if I were a betting man...

Monamour wasn't bad. He wasn't really trying anything we haven't seen him do a million times before (and with more success than he had here) but it was at least entertaining and steamy enough.

Alison Jane
04-21-2011, 09:29 AM
Most of his films follow the same formula with the exceptions of Caligula and Salon Kitty. What makes them work is the believibilty and charm of the main actress. The chick in Monamour just didn't have it.

Ian Jane
04-21-2011, 09:38 AM
His earlier giallo-ish/surrealist stuff is pretty neat - those were made before his work became so ass-centric though.

Yankee was meh.

John Gargo
04-21-2011, 10:25 AM
Which films are Cult Epics planning to release on blu? I need to pick up some of his early stuff but I don't want to have to double dip.

Ian Jane
04-21-2011, 12:51 PM
The only one announced so far is Monamour, the early stuff? No word yet.

Ian Jane
06-23-2011, 10:38 AM
Coming from Mya in September...

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From their press release:

A disbarred lawyer (Giancarlo Giannini), on the road to get his girlfriend an abortion, finds himself trapped in a no-man’s land where a ruthless thug (Francios Negret) plans to take over a small seaside village to an everyman’s Las Vegas. The smalltime hoodlum lures the lawyer in his dreams of merciless grandeur while the man begisn to think that maybe there could be a second chance even for him. But sadly fates is awaiting just around the corner.

Tinto Brass masterfully directs a luscious erotic and postmodern film noir. Graced by the pop art cinematography of Alessio Geisini, Snack Bar Budapest can be considered a lost masterpiece by Tinto Brass, the mischievious genius of Italian erotica. With a dream cast of stunning ladies such as Valentina Demy (who later became one of the most notorious Italian X-rated stars), Loredana Romito, cult actress Malisa Longo and Joe D’Amato’s scream queen Carmen Di Pietro, Snack Bar Budapest goes back to the glory days of the Italian new wave from the sixties while upping the ante on all things sex.

Video Specs: 1.56:1 letterboxed widescreen
Running Times: 106 minutes
Audio Specs: Dolby Digital Mono
Languages: Italian
Optional Subtitles: English
Region Code: All
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95
Street Date: September 13th, 2011

Todd Jordan
06-23-2011, 04:37 PM
I still haven't had my Tinto cherry busted.

Alison Jane
06-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Ooooh, never seen that one...

Ian Jane
06-23-2011, 05:42 PM
It's Mya, and it's listed as letterbox (so non-anamorphic) so all signs point to it being a lousy presentation, but more Brass is always a good thing. Even if it's late 80s Brass.

Alison Jane
06-23-2011, 05:44 PM
80s Brass is fine. He's one of the few, to me, that didn't start sucking once the 80s rolled around. My favorite, Frivolous Lola, is 90s even.

Ian Jane
06-23-2011, 05:47 PM
I should bite my tongue. All Ladies Do It and The Voyeur were both 90s too.

Alison Jane
06-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Yep. Most of his pre-80s movies are cult flicks, not sex flicks. The movies that he's best known for (minus the infamous Caligula) are 80s an on.

Ian Jane
06-23-2011, 05:55 PM
I just always associate him with Caligula and Salon Kitty before I associate him with anything else. So to me, he's a 70s guy, even though you're right.

ssankar
08-28-2011, 09:50 AM
I am new to this forum...I am a very much lover of Tinto Brass movies.. I have seen mostly all the brass movies.. they way he showing actress ass.. no words to express... i like very much...
dear friends.. i would lik to know any other directores flims fully focused on ass like tinto brass movies? if you know or have kindly post for me...waiting friend...Please reply...

Ian Jane
08-28-2011, 12:27 PM
In terms of softcore, stuff, I don't know of anyone else who attention ass comes anywhere as close as Brass' - hardcore, that's different...

Ian Jane
08-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Oh and I'm gonna merge that other thread with this one.

ssankar
08-28-2011, 12:38 PM
thanks a lot for your valuable reply...please let me know if any movies is there..

Ian Jane
12-05-2011, 06:02 PM
Anyone else see Snackbar Budapest? As I mentioned in the 'what are you watching' thread it didn't have the same allure as his better movies. Thinking about it a bit more, it does have a considerably more layered plot than a lot of his films and it's probably a good thing that he was trying something a little different here but I guess I was just hoping for something a bit steamier than what was delivered. The fact that MYA's disc is non-anamorphic and really soft looking probably didn't help bolster my opinion of this one much either.

Alison Jane
12-05-2011, 06:59 PM
It was dull but I'm glad to have it anyway. :)

Randy G
12-06-2011, 05:41 AM
I LOVE Salon Kitty and have it on blu. I also have the three-disc set of Caligula but really want to check out Brass' earlier movies. I'm one of the few that seems to have actually liked Yankee, although it's not a conventional spaghetti western. I'm kind of glad I held off on the box sets of the early stuff as hopefully some of them will come out on blu instead.

Ian Jane
12-06-2011, 10:20 AM
Yankee was... okay. It wasn't terrible. I think I was predisposed to thinking that it would be sexy, haha. It's not. I like a fair bit of his earlier stuff. The Howl was great. Cult Epics should get all the titles they have of his out on Blu, in a perfect world.

Ian Jane
03-26-2012, 11:24 AM
It is Tinto Brass' birthday today.

I suggest we all celebrate by appreciating big awesome lady booty.

Ian Jane
07-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Amazon's got a listing up for Cheeky (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008H1Q4F4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008H1Q4F4&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20) coming from Cult Epics on 9/25/2012.

Apronikoff
07-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Amazon's got a listing up for Cheeky (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008H1Q4F4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008H1Q4F4&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20) coming from Cult Epics on 9/25/2012.

Yup, just preordered it from Diabolik last night. There's sort of a ridiculous amount of good cult releases coming in September...

Randy G
07-07-2012, 02:03 PM
Really looking forward to more of his stuff coming out on blu.

I haven't really checked out the 80s Tinto, the Cheeky cover is certainly inviting. Where should I start?

Ian Jane
08-09-2012, 09:22 AM
Cover art for the upcoing reissue...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519CRQdgR%2BL.jpg

Alison Jane
08-09-2012, 11:09 AM
COING!

Todd Jordan
08-09-2012, 04:45 PM
Coing?

Ian Jane
09-13-2012, 05:23 PM
Coing!

Anyone in Hollywood might be interested in this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPtCGOF6CSQ

"Director Tinto Brass talking about his upcoming retrospective at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival this December. The retrospective will be featuring newly restored versions of Tinto's most creative and experimental films from the 1960's and 70's: Dropout and La Vacanza, both starring Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, Nerosubianco, and many more.

These restored films have not screened theatrically in the US since the 1970's, and most are unavailable on home video. All feature-films contain unreleased footage from the Tinto Brass archives."

MelissaMerli
09-21-2012, 09:53 PM
I really do love everything Tinto Brass but I have to say that Monamour left me very unimpressed. It is definately my least favorite of his films.

Ian Jane
09-22-2012, 02:01 PM
I dug it. I think the weakest of his 'sex' films is Snack Bar Budapest.

Todd Jordan
09-22-2012, 03:31 PM
Yeah I dug Monamour. Missy be hatin' on the French.

MelissaMerli
09-24-2012, 12:29 AM
So not hating on the French, Todd! lol I just felt that it wasn't as exciting as his other stuff. I love Senso 45!

Ian Jane
10-15-2012, 09:52 AM
Double feature yesterday or The Voyeur and Frivolous Lola.

Both movies work well, though Brass isn't doing anything new with either one of them. I think the humor in Frivolous Lola works really well, right down to the wedding finale. It's occasionally crass but light hearted and fun and sexy, the way a good Brass movie should be. The Voyeur is a bit more serious but not without its funny moments as well. Hadn't watched either one of these since their initial DVD releases and was glad to see that I still enjoyed them quite a bit.

Ian Jane
10-23-2012, 11:19 AM
Argent Films released The Voyeur today:

THE VOYEUR is considered to be Tinto Brass' most brazen - near hard core - film which builds on his world-renowned trademarks of liberated knock-out girls, sumptuous photography and erotically charged plots which challenge out very acceptance of taboos...whilst remaining light hearted and very cool.

Tinto Brass, the undisputed maestro of world cinema art-house smut, is at the very top of his game here! He leaves his previous historical backdrops such as Caligula and Salon Kitty to tell a modern story where the girls are even more gorgeous and the sex is joyous!

Argent will release the most complete version of The Voyeur, which will be presented for the very first time with several previously unseen scenes. Remastered in sumptuous widescreen, The Voyeur finally gets the release it deserves, in it's most complete form ever...

"Produced with glossy cinematography...Brass infuses the film with his brand of naughty and explicit yet irreverent and light-hearted brand of erotica..." DVD Beaver.

Synopsis:

A young university professor, is the voyeur of the title reliving various moments of his sex life through a series of erotic flashbacks, trying to understand his wife’s bizarre sexual needs. He also observes the nighttime habits of his brazen uninhibited maid, Fausta; and witnesses the totally liberated dalliances of his dusky student Pascasie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K6gXLn6x18Q

Ian Jane
10-23-2012, 11:28 AM
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Ian Jane
10-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Argent has also released Miranda on DVD in the UK today.

TINTO BRASS’ OWN, COMPLETE, DIRECTOR’S CUT, FINALLY GETS THE RELEASE IT DESERVES: FOR THE 1ST TIME REMASTERED IN WIDESCREEN FROM RESTORED MATERIALS.

MIRANDA is Brass' pivotal film, earning him his 'maestro' moniker - and its star Serena Grandi the title of 'Sexiest Woman In Italy'.

"MIRANDA is better than THE KEY both on a cinematographic level and, from the point of view of the erotism...” - Tinto Brass

Presented for the 1st time in a superb, wide screen, anamorphic version, showcasing Brass’ luscious photography and carefully choreographed set-pieces and showing off the spectacular, titanically proportioned, Serena Grandi, whose completely uninhibited, gleeful naturalness perfectly embodies the Miranda character, and permitted Brass to push explicit eroticism to the doors of hardcore..

Based on the Carlo Goldoni play, Serena Grandi is Miranda the landlady of a “taverna” who must choose between the many men who wish to conquer and tame her.. She lustfully juggles her lovers: a rich politician, a local gigolo and an American GI, while taking malicious pleasure in tormenting her own innkeeper … until her search for love is rewarded - and so is the chosen man!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ksc3tUsXzVg

Ian Jane
10-23-2012, 11:48 AM
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Apronikoff
10-23-2012, 11:57 AM
I wonder if, when they say "for the first time", they mean in the UK or in the world. I thought the Cult Epics releases of these were both uncut and anamorphic.

Ian Jane
10-23-2012, 12:07 PM
I don't remember which Cult Epics releases were anamorphic but I'm pretty sure both of these were. And they were uncut.

So I'm going to assume Argent means in the UK.

Apronikoff
11-29-2012, 08:55 AM
http://www.cultepics.com/cultepic_images/new_releases/private/Private_BD_2D-large.jpg

Via Blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10014)

Independent distributors Cult Epics have revealed that they are preparing a Special Edition Blu-ray of Italian director Tinto Brass' Fallo! a.k.a Private (2003), starring Sara Cosmi, Massimiliano Caroletti and William De Vito. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is May 21.

In this entertaining erotic comedy, renowned filmmaker Tinto Brass discards once again with his trademark polemics to focus instead on erotically charged youthful couples who realize that nothing can bring them together as effectively as regular doses of fooling around. But don't think that you're in for a typical grind film. Private a.k.a Do It! bursts at the seams with exhilarating ebullience, dazzling colors, and sprightly music. It will keep you smiling for days.

Ian Jane
11-29-2012, 10:07 AM
Awesome news. I knew that there was more Brass heading to Blu-ray from Cult Epics but not which title was next. I like this one and their previous releases have been pretty nice upgrades, I expect this one will be as well.

Alison Jane
11-29-2012, 10:53 AM
I remember not liking this one as much as other films of his, but blu-ray makes everything better!

Ian Jane
01-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Cover art for Fallo...

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Jason C
01-22-2013, 01:24 PM
I really enjoyed FALLO and will upgrade. I sure hope they keep the Brass BD's coming. We need PAPRIKA!

Ian Jane
01-23-2013, 11:06 AM
Coming from Arrow May 20, 2013.

Arrow Video: All Ladies Do It
Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD - £12.99
Cat No: FCD758

Released: 20 May 2013

Starring: Claudia Koll, Paolo Lanza
Directed by: Tinto Brass
Rating: 18
Duration: TBC

Overview: Diana (Claudia Koll) and Paolo (Paolo Lanza) are happily married despite her much greater sexual appetite: he’s content to simply listen to the stories of her various adventures. But when she has an affair that’s much too close to home, he throws her out, and she moves into a Venetian flat to embark upon an erotic voyage of discovery, while at the same time trying to win him back.

Loosely inspired by the Mozart opera Così fan tutte (the title is a direct translation), the film tackles a crucial question: why shouldn’t women enjoy the same sexual freedom that they’ve long had to tolerate in their men? Especially when they have such shapely and inviting rears?

Once again, Tinto Brass proves his unmatched skill at balancing eroticism and humour in this lively and beautifully photographed comedy, both wittier and more sexually explicit than the average softcore romp.

Special Features:
- High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD Presentation of the film in widescreen for the first time!
- Optional English and Italian audio
- Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian audio
- Featurette on the film with director Tinto Brass
- Original Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly illustrated artwork by The Red Dress
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Flint, illustrated with rare production stills

Region B/2
RRP £19.99

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Ian Jane
01-23-2013, 11:06 AM
And this one too!

Arrow Video: The Key
Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD - £12.99
Cat No: FCD759

Released: 20 May 2013

Starring: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli
Directed by: Tinto Brass
Rating: 18
Duration: TBC

Overview: Tinto Brass’s first major film since the notorious Caligula stars Frank Finlay as a man who is terrified of losing his voluptuous wife Teresa (Stefania Sandrelli) because he is unable to satisfy her sexually. He arranges for her to have an affair, by taking erotic photographs of her and asking her would-be lover to develop them. Meanwhile, he keeps abreast of her burgeoning relationship by reading her diary, in the full knowledge that she in turn is reading his...

One of Brass’s most critically acclaimed films, The Key is also one of his most elegant, with wintry Venetian locations, a beautiful Ennio Morricone score and a strong sense of period - it’s set in 1940, just before Mussolini’s Italy entered World War II.

However, it also unmistakably shows the path that Brass would eventually follow, with startlingly graphic sex scenes for a supposedly ‘respectable’ film cast with serious actors.

Special Features:
- High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD Presentation of the film in widescreen for the first time!
- Optional English and Italian audio
- Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian audio
- Original Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly illustrated artwork by The Red Dress
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tinto Brass scholar Alexander Tuschinski, illustrated with rare production stills

Region B/2
RRP £19.99

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Ian Jane
02-11-2013, 03:39 PM
Arrow's insert in the new Metzger discs also apparently says that a boxed set is coming as are individual Blu-ray releases for Frivolous Lola and Cheeky.

Lalala76
02-18-2013, 03:51 PM
Are these arrow releases going to be uncut versions or the prudish bbfc versions I wonder

Paul L
02-19-2013, 10:09 AM
Are these arrow releases going to be uncut versions or the prudish bbfc versions I wonder
This is what I'd like to know too. However, the BBFC weren't guilty of cutting ALL LADIES DO IT last time: Arrow chose to release the shorter version. There's also conflicting information about Arrow's earlier release of LA CHIAVE too, with the BBFC stating that it was a precut version identical to the UK cinema version (cut by 38s back in '84 and also subjected to some optical censorship), but on the other hand Melonfarmers suggests that it's actually uncut (and may have therefore slipped through the BBFC's net): http://www.melonfarmers.co.uk/hitsk.htm

Here's hoping both films are uncut this time - and ALL LADIES DO IT is the longer, more explicit version.

Lalala76
02-19-2013, 12:18 PM
This is what I'd like to know too. However, the BBFC weren't guilty of cutting ALL LADIES DO IT last time: Arrow chose to release the shorter version. There's also conflicting information about Arrow's earlier release of LA CHIAVE too, with the BBFC stating that it was a precut version identical to the UK cinema version (cut by 38s back in '84 and also subjected to some optical censorship), but on the other hand Melonfarmers suggests that it's actually uncut (and may have therefore slipped through the BBFC's net): http://www.melonfarmers.co.uk/hitsk.htm

Here's hoping both films are uncut this time - and ALL LADIES DO IT is the longer, more explicit version.

Its an odd one as in the UK Caligual was submitted by arrow containing the hardcore footage and was passed uncut, however when they submitted Metzgers the score the bbfc rejected the explicit version mainly because the public wasnt ready for male on male blowjobs I guess. So in a way the bbfc are getting more accepting on one level but on the other they are not. In a nutshell Im tired of having to research each title as they come out and/or pay over the odds for usually the unnrated US versions, rather than just trusting and buying.

Paul L
02-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Its an odd one as in the UK Caligual was submitted by arrow containing the hardcore footage and was passed uncut, however when they submitted Metzgers the score the bbfc rejected the explicit version mainly because the public wasnt ready for male on male blowjobs I guess.
Yes, considering how lax the BBFC have been with other 'legitimate' (ie, narrative) films containing real sex, their treatment of SCORE seemed quite discriminatory to me.

Ian Jane
05-14-2013, 09:31 AM
Has anyone gotten their hands on the new All Ladies Do It Blu-ray from Arrow?

DVD Beaver has a review up but the colors look... kind of wrong, at least compared to what I'm used to.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews9/all-ladies-do-it.htm

Lalala76
05-14-2013, 11:23 AM
yeah I'm also interested in if anyone has it. The screen caps look a bit odd. I had the cult epics dvd but sold it in anticipation of the bd. Now its out, I am sitting on the fence a bit.

Lalala76
05-14-2013, 11:24 AM
Similarly, info about The key please!!!

Paul L
05-14-2013, 11:27 AM
I had the Brass Blus on preorder but cancelled because I wanted to see reviews of them first. I'd like to know the answer to this too.

Alison Jane
05-14-2013, 06:32 PM
Looks like they took "blu" too literally...

Ian Jane
05-16-2013, 12:11 PM
Screen grabs from The Key up at DVD Beaver here (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews45/the_key.htm).

Lalala76
05-16-2013, 02:24 PM
Call me stupid, but I keep reading the info from dvd beaver and I cant quite grasp whether the arrow bd of the key is "fully" uncut or not. Im not that overally familiar with some Tinto brass titles. The key I have never seen. It implies that the uk version is uncut but mentions that The directors cut has extra scenes. Im confused.

Ian Jane
05-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Mondo Digital on The Key. (http://mondo-digital.com/key.html)

And it answers your question.

"The longest English-friendly release on video before this ran 105 minutes, while the Blu-Ray clocks in at 110. The obvious conclusion would be a lack of PAL speed correction on the Cult Epics release, but in fact, the Blu-Ray really does have even more footage and contains numerous relatively explicit shots including a lot of Branciaroli's prosthetic phallus, a device that would become common in the director's later films to get around censors."

Lalala76
05-19-2013, 04:55 PM
Thanks Ian. That's very useful. Although more nakedness from the female lead is definitely welcome I'm not overly keen to see more phalluses, plastic or not.

Alison Jane
05-19-2013, 08:26 PM
Your loss.

Lalala76
05-20-2013, 06:53 AM
Your loss.

Plastic Phallus fetish? :)

Ian Jane
06-24-2013, 10:50 AM
Cult Epics (http://www.cultepics.com/new_releases.html) have Black Angel (Senso 45) slated for DVD on 10/21/13.

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Kevin S.
06-27-2013, 12:33 PM
Looking forward to the BLACK ANGEL release. Ive only recently gotten into Brass and really enjoy everything Ive seen so far. THE KEY and SALON KITTY have been my favorite so far.

Ian Jane
09-26-2013, 01:20 PM
An hour or so ago, Raro sent this out on Twitter:

"TINTO BRASS presents "Short Circuit" a collection of 12 Erotic Short Films"

There was a youtube link attached, but that link now goes to a 'this video has been removed' page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8njOlAKGDcI&feature=youtu.be&a

Ian Jane
09-27-2013, 02:08 PM
And now it's back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ4NghRrsHo&feature=youtu.be&a

Ian Jane
09-27-2013, 02:22 PM
I asked if this going to be DVD or Blu, here's what they said:

"DVD only.This because this material was originally shoot and mastered in BETA SP format .it will not be possible to make a proper HD transfer and consequently a serious BR."

Ian Jane
09-30-2013, 12:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJU_Dhc9DqU&feature=youtu.be&a

Ian Jane
10-24-2013, 11:01 AM
Arrow has announced Frivolous Lola for Blu-ray. (http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?tle_id=850&art_id=44)

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Released: 10 Feb 2014

Starring: Anna Ammirati, Patrick Mower, Max Parodi
Directed by: Tinto Brass
Rating: 18

Overview: One of the sunniest of Tinto Brass’s erotic comedies, this sets its breezy tone from the opening scene in which Lola (Anna Ammirati) cycles around a small Po Valley town in a flapping skirt that leaves nothing to the imagination.

But it’s the 1950s, and her baker fiancée Masetto (Max Parodi) is determined that Lola remains a virgin until their wedding night. However, she is equally set on establishing whether or not he’s a good lover before they tie the knot. His dough-kneading technique seems promising, but how can she be sure without an expert to compare him with? In short, can Masetto live up to the erotic ideals professed by Lola’s mother’s lover (Patrick Mower)?

Fortunately, the outwardly innocent town turns out to be a hotbed of licentiousness, with opportunities for voyeurism and maybe more around every corner - all in the interests of self-improving research, of course.

Special Features:
-New high definition digital transfer
-Newly commissioned artwork
-Collector’s booklet
-More to be announced!

Region B/2
RRP £19.99

Ian Jane
10-24-2013, 11:02 AM
They've also announced Cheeky for Blu-ray. (http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?tle_id=851&art_id=44)

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Released: 10 Feb 2014

Starring: Yuliya Mayarchuk, Jarno Berardi, Francesca Nunzi
Directed by: Tinto Brass
Rating: 18

Overview: When free-spirited beauty Carla (Yuliya Mayarchuk) moves to London, her search for a flat leads to a lesbian seduction by estate agent Moira (Francesca Nunzi), much to the horror of Carla’s boyfriend Matteo (Jarno Berardi) still stuck in their native Venice. And then he discovers a cache of letters from an ex-boyfriend, accompanied by a highly revealing and very public photograph of her...

Ravishingly shot in two of the world’s great cities, bouncily scored by Pino Donaggio, and crammed with wall-to-wall nudity and casual sexual flings, Cheeky is as lighthearted as its title suggests, but it’s subtler and more philosophical than the average sex romp.

In particular, it’s a genuinely moving look at problems arising when a desire to remain scrupulously faithful collides with the lure of baser instincts. Carla genuinely loves Matteo, but how can she reassure him when he spots temptation around every corner?

Special Features:
-New high definition digital transfer
-Newly commissioned artwork
-Collector’s booklet
-More to be announced!

Region B/2
RRP £19.99

Lalala76
10-24-2013, 11:26 AM
Nice to see Arrow finally releasing Cheeky and Lola on Blu-ray. I hope these are the uncut versions, and the transfers are better than what they did on All Ladies do it.

Alison Jane
10-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Frivolous Lola is my favorite of his. :up:

Ian Jane
11-01-2013, 09:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YPbQaAEc-g

Ian Jane
11-01-2013, 09:20 AM
Raro posted that on youtube today. Might be some more Tinto related stuff coming from them soon...

Ian Jane
11-05-2013, 02:27 PM
Raro's uploading all sorts of stuff today....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcnLHvmBy30&feature=youtu.be&a

Ian Jane
11-05-2013, 02:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evhb7_t5mW0&feature=youtu.be&a

Ian Jane
11-06-2013, 01:04 PM
Coming 11/19/13 from Cult Epics.

8551

Jason C
11-06-2013, 05:28 PM
Well damn. I already have Monamour and two different copies of The Voyeur. I sure wish they'd pick up the pace on their HD Brass releases or rare titles like Paprika.

How does Black Angel stack up against Brass' other films?

Alison Jane
11-06-2013, 07:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YPbQaAEc-g

Cute.

Lalala76
01-08-2014, 02:49 PM
Coming 11/19/13 from Cult Epics.

8551

I wonder why they haven't released these on blu-ray (Monamour being the exception, even though I thought that was already uncut).

Lalala76
01-08-2014, 04:12 PM
If anyone is interested in the Arrow films release of Cheeky on blu-ray. They have just announced that it is shipping 1 month early!!! Just bought mine. :)

Lalala76
01-10-2014, 10:01 AM
As I'm Filling a Jess Franco gap, I seem to be leaning back towards Tinto Brass. I'm quite liking the blu-rays so far. Regardless of critique, I think they look much better on blu-ray than they ever did on dvd. What I'm Wondering is though, has anyone bough Black Angel Senso 45 on dvd yet?

Paul L
01-10-2014, 11:23 AM
has anyone bough Black Angel Senso 45 on dvd yet?
I bought that back when it was first released, about a decade or so ago, I reckon. I thought it was superb; I reckon it'd be right up your street, Lalala.

Lalala76
01-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Cheers Paul. I thought Ian or Alison may have bought the new release dvd. I'm a little confused as to why Cult epics released Private and Cheeky on blu-ray and then revert back to dvd for Black Angel. is there no HD master? Its currently a hotch potch of a myriad of different versions of his films on dvd. In the Uk Argent released the voyeur and Miranda on dvd as Uncut,. But I'm led to believe that the voyeur is very much cut (alternate shots used apparently) contrary to what it says . I'm not sure about Miranda. I have also been tempted with picking the best and most complete versions of these two along with Senso 45, but I'm kinda hoping that someone will release them on blu-ray.

Paul L
01-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Cheers Paul. I thought Ian or Alison may have bought the new release dvd. I'm a little confused as to why Cult epics released Private and Cheeky on blu-ray and then revert back to dvd for Black Angel. is there no HD master? Its currently a hotch potch of a myriad of different versions of his films on dvd. In the Uk Argent released the voyeur and Miranda on dvd as Uncut,. But I'm led to believe that the voyeur is very much cut (alternate shots used apparently) contrary to what it says . I'm not sure about Miranda. I have also been tempted with picking the best and most complete versions of these two along with Senso 45, but I'm kinda hoping that someone will release them on blu-ray.
Lalala, Nouveaux's THE VOYEUR (the UK DVD) is the shorter producer's cut with an additional 8 seconds of BBFC-imposed cuts. MIRANDA is uncut over here now and had been for a while. BLACK ANGEL/SENSO 45 is also uncut over here.

Lalala76
01-10-2014, 06:27 PM
Cheers again Paul. By the way, Just watched Arrow's Cheeky blu-ray. I don't know how it stacks up against the cult epics blu-ray but it looked great in HD to me, and I may add certainly no cuts again this time. In fact it was a little more graphic than I remembered it. I'm really looking forward to Lola now. I think that's my favourite Brass film, from the handful that I have seen over the years.

Alison Jane
01-10-2014, 06:31 PM
We don't have it, but we will soon fix that!

Lalala76
01-11-2014, 06:50 AM
We don't have it, but we will soon fix that!

As Paul said it's been available in the Uk for years, but Id rather have a more updated restoration. I cant find a review anywhere to say cult epics have done this.

Alison Jane
01-11-2014, 09:50 AM
I think I've seen the old release, but I'm not sure. It might have been one I always held out on. Ian said he can probably get it for review, so yay to that!

Ian Jane
01-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Review copy actually showed up today, so we'll cover it this week.

Lalala76
01-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Review copy actually showed up today, so we'll cover it this week.

Good man :)

Lalala76
01-15-2014, 12:49 PM
So I really enjoyed Fallo on blu-ray. I have seen it before a few years ago, but I have a Brass buzz at the moment. Obviously now eagerly awaiting frivolous lola from Arrow. However in the meantime, I have ordered Monamour/kick the cock on blu (I know its one of his weakest) and Black Angel from cult epics. I'm a little disappointed that there is no news of any further blu-rays. I would like to see The voyeur and Paprika on blu. Arrow don't have any plans, and I'm sceptical now that cult epics seem to have abandoned their plans to release Brass on blu.

Paul L
01-15-2014, 12:59 PM
So I really enjoyed Fallo on blu-ray. I have seen it before a few years ago, but I have a Brass buzz at the moment. Obviously now eagerly awaiting frivolous lola from Arrow. However in the meantime, I have ordered Monamour/kick the cock on blu (I know its one of his weakest) and Black Angel from cult epics. I'm a little disappointed that there is no news of any further blu-rays. I would like to see The voyeur and Paprika on blu. Arrow don't have any plans, and I'm sceptical now that cult epics seem to have abandoned their plans to release Brass on blu.
Have you seen any of Brass' early experimental films, Lalala, or his Western YANKEE? They often get overshadowed by his post-SALON KITTY output. I'd love to see LA VACANZA, L'URLO or DEADLY SWEET get Blu-ray releases.

I'm hoping to get my hands on review copies of CHEEKY and FRIVOLOUS LOLA this week.

Lalala76
01-15-2014, 01:17 PM
Have you seen any of Brass' early experimental films, Lalala, or his Western YANKEE? They often get overshadowed by his post-SALON KITTY output. I'd love to see LA VACANZA, L'URLO or DEADLY SWEET get Blu-ray releases.

I'm hoping to get my hands on review copies of CHEEKY and FRIVOLOUS LOLA this week.

No I haven't even seen his earlier output at all. I once nearly bought The Howl about 3 years ago. I was put off buying Brass films as I was really confused by all the different versions of the releases out there. This time it seems so much easier as Im much more well informed. I was very impressed with Arrows Cheeky, I thought it looked great. To be honest I thought The key and All ladies do it looked better than the reviews suggested as well, certainly a huge step above the dvds imo.

Paul L
01-15-2014, 01:20 PM
No I haven't even seen his earlier output at all.
I really like DEADLY SWEET, L'URLO and the two films he made with Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, LA VACANZA and DROPOUT - though the latter two aren't available commercially and can only be found in quite poor-quality versions from Italian television (or, in the case of DROPOUT, via a rough telecine of a 16mm print).

If you can find a copy on eBay, the Cult Epics TINTO BRASS COLLECTION VOL III is a good buy: it's got DEADLY SWEET, L'URLO and NEROSUBIANCO - all with quite good presentations.

Lalala76
01-15-2014, 01:31 PM
I really like DEADLY SWEET, L'URLO and the two films he made with Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, LA VACANZA and DROPOUT - though the latter two aren't available commercially and can only be found in quite poor-quality versions from Italian television (or, in the case of DROPOUT, via a rough telecine of a 16mm print).

If you can find a copy on eBay, the Cult Epics TINTO BRASS COLLECTION VOL III is a good buy: it's got DEADLY SWEET, L'URLO and NEROSUBIANCO - all with quite good presentations.

Speaking of the Tinto brass Collections, volume 4 is due in February, or if you believe dvdworldusa its available now. Its got Monamour/blackangel.the voyeur. I would have bought this myself but I wanted monamour on blu-ray. Its this forthcoming release that makes me doubt we will see anymore blu-rays. I have to work through Brass' more well known erotic films first before I dabble into his earlier stuff. Judgement is still out on Salon Kitty. I found it a bit odd when I watched that a few years ago. I love the cinematography of his more epic looking films though.

Lalala76
01-23-2014, 05:41 AM
I bought that (Black Angel/Senso45) back when it was first released, about a decade or so ago, I reckon. I thought it was superb; I reckon it'd be right up your street, Lalala

Well, just want to share my thoughts on this. Paul was right, I loved it. For me it highlighted what Brass is still capable of. As much as I really enjoy his butt cheeky comedies of sorts I thought Black angel reminded me of a different time for Brass. Even though it was filmed in 2002, it felt very much like a much earlier film to me, Its well shot, directed and acted. A couple of things I have to mention are that although not as graphic as some of his other films, I still found this film erotic, and I may add sad. The ending was particular sad, but I guess that's due to the source material. Brass does seem to hold back with the butt n beaver shots in this, right until the scene at the party, when bam its almost a scene from Caligula (almost!!!). It makes me wonder why Brass never directs more films like this, late in his career.

Tom Clark
01-23-2014, 06:40 PM
Think I'll pick up that Cult Epics release of Black Angel soon. I've yet to see it but from everything I've read about it, it sounds like my kind of film.

Paul L
01-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Lalala, did you get CHEEKY and LOLA yet? I have mine. Both look quite impressive at first glance. Need to watch them in full, however. LOLA runs 104:33. (The Italian DVD has a PAL runtime of 100:16, which by my calculations is spot on; the Cult Epics DVD is a PAL-NTSC conversion, as I recall, with a runtime of 100:11.) CHEEKY has a runtime of 90:32 (the Italian DVD is 86:28 PAL, which again is spot on). I don't have the Cult Epics BD of TRASGREDIRE, said to have a cooler palette, but based on screen grabs I've seen CHEEKY seems to have the warmer palette of the prior DVD releases - but don't take that as definitive, because the beach scene seems to have the golden tint(o) of the Cult Epics BD. (I've got a couple of DVD releases of this one somewhere; I should see if I can dig them out for comparison.)

Lalala76
01-23-2014, 09:14 PM
Lalala, did you get CHEEKY and LOLA yet? I have mine. Both look quite impressive at first glance. Need to watch them in full, however. LOLA runs 104:33. (The Italian DVD has a PAL runtime of 100:16, which by my calculations is spot on; the Cult Epics DVD is a PAL-NTSC conversion, as I recall, with a runtime of 100:11.) CHEEKY has a runtime of 90:32 (the Italian DVD is 86:28 PAL, which again is spot on). I don't have the Cult Epics BD of TRASGREDIRE, said to have a cooler palette, but based on screen grabs I've seen CHEEKY seems to have the warmer palette of the prior DVD releases - but don't take that as definitive, because the beach scene seems to have the golden tint(o) of the Cult Epics BD. (I've got a couple of DVD releases of this one somewhere; I should see if I can dig them out for comparison.)

I have Cheeky from Arrow and I was really impressed with the PQ. Still eagerly waiting on Lola. They haven't said they are shipping that one early. Official date is 10th Feb/

Paul L
01-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Still eagerly waiting on Lola. They haven't said they are shipping that one early. Official date is 10th Feb/
Ah, I don't think you'll be disappointed when it arrives ;) My only gripe is that I'd like to see a bit of contextual material on these Tinto Brass releases (CHEEKY has the production featurette, I know), as I think they deserve it.

Lalala76
02-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Just finished watching Frivolous Lola on blu-ray. I love this film. It just confirms that it is still my favourite Brass film. Its great to finally have it uncut on blu-ray. Its one of two Brass films that I prefer to watch with the English dub, the other being The Key, simply because although the dubbing is pretty bad, its weird watching Patrick Mower with some Italian dubbed voice. Similarly with Frank Finlay in The key. It does have its charms though watching it in English, it certainly adds to the cheekyness of the film. The restoration seems pretty good. Its never going to look amazing, simply because of the way it was filmed. Its quite soft. However as with the other Brass titles on blu-ray, to me they are much better looking than the dvds.

Jason C
02-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Frivolous Lola is my favorite as well. I hope we get a Region A soon.

Ian Jane
02-07-2014, 01:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htW2bsOWsLk

Lalala76
02-07-2014, 03:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htW2bsOWsLk

And a jolly cheeky release it is too!!

Ian Jane
05-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Coming August 12th - Tinto Brass: Master Of Erotic Cinema. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KGGFHFG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KGGFHFG&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20&linkId=UKMCIQFFXGF3ACCN)

Cult Epics presents in new high-definition transfers, four of Tinto Brass most delightful, erotic films of recent years: Cheeky!, Black Angel, Private, Monamour, plus the documentary Tinto Brass: Maestro of Erotica Cinema, featuring an in-depth Interview with the Maestro himself reflecting on his full career, illustrated with rare footage.

Special Features:

New Restored High-Definition Transfers
Photo Video Galleries
Making Of Featurettes
40-Page Collectible Booklet
Widescreen Versions (16x9 Enhanced)
Bonus DVD Documentary: Tinto Brass: Maestro Of Erotic Cinema
Tinto Brass HD Trailers


Also coming August 12th - Black Angel Blu-ray. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KGGFH7E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KGGFH7E&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20&linkId=62EJX4A3TK7DZUSV)

In 1945 Italy, Livia (Anna Galiena), the bored wife of an Italian official, recalls the taboo affair she has been having with a much younger Nazi lieutenant (Gabriel Garko). The elation of her middle-aged sexual awakening is soon diminished when she discovers that her lover's intentions are far from honest. Ashamed and betrayed, she must make the difficult decision to resolve her devastating erotic entanglement. Tinto Brass reminds us why he is a master of his art. The lush and sentimental Ennio Morricone score beautifully complements the striking cinematography that contrasts the bliss of a woman's rediscovery with a society ravaged by war. This is Camillo Boito's 1882 novella Senso as only maestro-of-erotica Tinto Brass could tell it. Cult Epics is proud to present this contemporary classic drama on Blu-ray for the first time in the U.S.

Special Features:

The Making Of Black Angel
Photo Video Gallery
Black Angel Promo
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Theatrical Trailer


Both releases are coming from Cult Epics.

Lalala76
05-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Coming August 12th - Tinto Brass: Master Of Erotic Cinema. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KGGFHFG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KGGFHFG&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20&linkId=UKMCIQFFXGF3ACCN)

Cult Epics presents in new high-definition transfers, four of Tinto Brass most delightful, erotic films of recent years: Cheeky!, Black Angel, Private, Monamour, plus the documentary Tinto Brass: Maestro of Erotica Cinema, featuring an in-depth Interview with the Maestro himself reflecting on his full career, illustrated with rare footage.

Special Features:

New Restored High-Definition Transfers
Photo Video Galleries
Making Of Featurettes
40-Page Collectible Booklet
Widescreen Versions (16x9 Enhanced)
Bonus DVD Documentary: Tinto Brass: Maestro Of Erotic Cinema
Tinto Brass HD Trailers


Also coming August 12th - Black Angel Blu-ray. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KGGFH7E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KGGFH7E&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20&linkId=62EJX4A3TK7DZUSV)

In 1945 Italy, Livia (Anna Galiena), the bored wife of an Italian official, recalls the taboo affair she has been having with a much younger Nazi lieutenant (Gabriel Garko). The elation of her middle-aged sexual awakening is soon diminished when she discovers that her lover's intentions are far from honest. Ashamed and betrayed, she must make the difficult decision to resolve her devastating erotic entanglement. Tinto Brass reminds us why he is a master of his art. The lush and sentimental Ennio Morricone score beautifully complements the striking cinematography that contrasts the bliss of a woman's rediscovery with a society ravaged by war. This is Camillo Boito's 1882 novella Senso as only maestro-of-erotica Tinto Brass could tell it. Cult Epics is proud to present this contemporary classic drama on Blu-ray for the first time in the U.S.

Special Features:

The Making Of Black Angel
Photo Video Gallery
Black Angel Promo
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Theatrical Trailer


Both releases are coming from Cult Epics.

Black Angel YES!!! Although I kind of feel a little cheated that they lured me into buying the dvd.

Ian Jane
07-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Cover art for the boxed set...

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...and for Black Angel.

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Sundance
07-21-2014, 02:43 PM
So will all the films actually have new transfers? I know what it says in the two months old press release but...

Ian Jane
08-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Cult Epics sent over some more images showing off the booklet and the packaging for the boxed set.

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Jason C
10-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Finally got a region free blu-ray player. My first Region B purchase is Arrow's FRIVOLOUS LOLA. I only spot checked a few scenes but I'm very happy. Its a huge upgrade over the Cult Epics DVDs. I'll be picking up THE KEY and ALL LADIES DO IT soon.

Paul L
10-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Finally got a region free blu-ray player. My first Region B purchase is Arrow's FRIVOLOUS LOLA. I only spot checked a few scenes but I'm very happy. Its a huge upgrade over the Cult Epics DVDs. I'll be picking up THE KEY and ALL LADIES DO IT soon.
All of Arrow's Brass discs are satisfying. THE KEY and ALL LADIES... can often be bought for around eight quid or so at Amazon/Play/Zavvi.

Lalala76
10-10-2014, 01:16 PM
All of Arrow's Brass discs are satisfying. THE KEY and ALL LADIES... can often be bought for around eight quid or so at Amazon/Play/Zavvi.

I agree with you Paul. I have all of Arrow's Tinto Brass releases and am pleased with them all.

Jason C
12-23-2014, 04:20 PM
I had a great time with the Arrow Blu-ray of ALL LADIES DO IT. Its right up there with FRIVOLOUS LOLA when it comes to fun and breathtaking female anatomy. The story is interesting enough and I enjoyed the characters. So glad this one got a beautiful HD presentation.

BLACK ANGEL (aka SENSO 45) is the first Brass film that left me feeling meh. I didn't find the lead actress to be overly attractive or likable. From early on its obvious where the film is going and how it will end. So seeing that I didn't care about the main characters it made the overly long film a bit of a slog. The only saving grace is that occasionally there is something pretty to look at. The Cult Epic BD does look nice.

THE KEY fairs much better. Stefania Sandrelli is absolutely stunning and as the film roles on we see more and more of her amazing figure. Thanks to Arrow's BD there are some colors that really pop making Stefania even more of a joy to watch. The main plotline is interesting enough but I'm not sure it really matters.

Ian Jane
12-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Have you seen The Voyeur? Rewatched that one a few days ago and enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. Some good humor, a very fetching blonde lead, and the brunette is cute in an unorthodox sort of way even if her earrings are scary. Like a lot of his movies the twist is a bit predictable but it's classic Brass in many ways. Neat Ortolani score too.

Paul L
12-23-2014, 05:25 PM
Have you seen The Voyeur? Rewatched that one a few days ago and enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. Some good humor, a very fetching blonde lead, and the brunette is cute in an unorthodox sort of way even if her earrings are scary. Like a lot of his movies the twist is a bit predictable but it's classic Brass in many ways. Neat Ortolani score too.
I agree fully with this, Ian. THE VOYEUR is up there with Tinto Brass' best work, imo.

Dark Horse 77
12-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Does anyone know the reason why Brass' Paprika hasn't hit R1 yet?

Lalala76
12-24-2014, 02:39 AM
Does anyone know the reason why Brass' Paprika hasn't hit R1 yet?

Cult Epics recently announced they acquired it so I guess we are talking sometime in 2015.

Lalala76
12-24-2014, 02:41 AM
I agree fully with this, Ian. THE VOYEUR is up there with Tinto Brass' best work, imo.

I've been holding off on The Voyeur as I was fully expecting for this to get a blu-ray release which doesn't seem to be happening very soon. I resisited with Miranda for a long time too but finally relented with that and bought on dvd last year.

Unscarred
12-24-2014, 02:45 AM
Does anyone know the reason why Brass' Paprika hasn't hit R1 yet?

Wondering myself. I managed to find Spiando Marina on R1, the Mya released under "Naked Obsession". There aren't too many of Deborah Caprioglio's out there - and Paprika happens to be her best one.

Jason C
01-05-2015, 04:08 PM
Have you seen The Voyeur?

I had been holding off on THE VOYEUR, waiting for a Blu-ray despite having picked up the Cult Epics Special Edition DVD (Director's Cut) a few years ago. The DVD looks very good so I gave it a spin over the weekend. It is fantastic, right up there as one of Brass' best. That cigar scene sure was graphic. :eyebrows:

Lalala76
01-09-2015, 08:06 AM
Just recently bought Salon Kitty expanded edition on blu-ray. When I watched this film years ago I didn't like it that much, and was definitely in the bottom tier of Brass films. When I watched this last night I was surprised at how much I really enjoyed it, and its gone up in my estimation considerably. Ok its nowhere near as playful as some of my favourite Brass films but...still. Its weird how tastes change.

jbell22
01-09-2015, 12:06 PM
How does the Salon Kitty expanded edition differ from the cut put out on Blu-ray by Blue Underground?

Lalala76
01-09-2015, 12:08 PM
How does the Salon Kitty expanded edition differ from the cut put out on Blu-ray by Blue Underground?

Isnt the Blue Underground blu-ray the expanded cut also? I thought it was.

Paul L
01-09-2015, 01:37 PM
Yep, the Blue Underground disc contains the longer 133 minute 'restorated' version.

Jason C
03-19-2015, 04:57 PM
CAPRICCIO is not as entertaining as I expected for a Brass film made after THE KEY. It wasn't particularly dark or playful and none of the leads were likable. Unlike with most Tinto Brass films, the beauty of the lead actresses didn't cause me to have to pick my jaw off the floor numerous times. They are very attractive just not painfully so. I might have appreciated the story a bit more if the subtitles I used (http://www.opensubtitles.org/en/subtitles/3380125/capriccio-en) weren't terrible, but it didn't seem all that deep. It also suffers from the same problem I have with BLACK ANGEL (aka SENSO 45). It's obvious from the beginning that the lead actress is making a mistake and the consequences of her actions are obvious. All that said, the scene where Francesca Dellera pisses in a hat to assist in cooling the radiator is worth seeing. I might give CAPRICCIO another shot if a BD with an English dub gets released.

Nabonga
03-19-2015, 09:17 PM
I've seen some Brass films and I don't really know where I stand with him. My favorite so far has been Cheeky but that has nothing to do with the film itself but rather the fact that the lead actress is one of the hottest women I've ever seen in my entire life. The film itself bores me to tears. Same with the others. Itchy fast forward finger syndrome is quite overwhelming. But in an objective sense the filmmaking is not bad or talentless.

Ian Jane
03-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Tinto Brass turned 82 yesterday!

Lalala76
04-28-2015, 04:42 AM
After Asking Cult Epics about more Brass on blu

"The Voyeur July on Blu ray, Paprika September on Blu Ray and DVD, with new HD Featurettes"

Dark Horse 77
04-28-2015, 07:06 AM
After Asking Cult Epics about more Brass on blu

"The Voyeur July on Blu ray, Paprika September on Blu Ray and DVD, with new HD Featurettes"

Paprika finally.

Ace
04-28-2015, 04:49 PM
Kick The Cock was written by and starred one of my ex girlfriends!

Ace

Jason C
04-30-2015, 09:36 AM
After Asking Cult Epics about more Brass on blu

"The Voyeur July on Blu ray, Paprika September on Blu Ray and DVD, with new HD Featurettes"

Sweet! Day one purchase for me.

Lalala76
07-20-2015, 04:57 AM
The Voyeur is now available to pre-order on Amazon. September release.

Bogart
07-20-2015, 03:14 PM
Paprika is great! Glad to see it coming to Blu ray. Hopefully Arrow will release it in UK.

Lalala76
07-20-2015, 03:28 PM
I asked Arrow about Future Brass releases, and they consistently say there are no plans. I think Cult Epics have the exclusive on Paprika, and the Voyeur, if I'm right was actually cut in the Uk when it was released By Argent films on dvd.

Bogart
07-20-2015, 03:39 PM
I asked Arrow about Future Brass releases, and they consistently say there are no plans.

That's a bummer. Hope they change their mind.

Dark Horse 77
07-20-2015, 03:58 PM
Paprika is great! Glad to see it coming to Blu ray. Hopefully Arrow will release it in UK.

Yes! Bring it on.

Ian Jane
07-25-2015, 11:35 AM
13402

Lalala76
07-25-2015, 12:00 PM
Noticed amazon now have this listed for October

Alison Jane
07-25-2015, 12:11 PM
It's funny how any Brass cover could be any Brass movie, you can only tell which it is by the featured actress.

Ian Jane
09-01-2015, 08:34 AM
13806

Dark Horse 77
09-01-2015, 06:42 PM
Still no listing for Paprika?

Fundi
09-09-2015, 06:06 PM
So are any of the Tinto Brass blu ray releases in the right aspect ratio other than Caligula, Salon Kitty, and Monamour? That's the only 3 Tinto Brass blu ray releases I have because they are the only 3 that I've read are in the right aspect ratio. I am not a huge Tinto Brass fan, but I can appreciate naked women, but if the blu rays are not in the right aspect ratio, I'll probably just skip them, as there are so many other films out on blu ray that are better releases I can get instead, Caligula was Tinto Brass's best film, and he totally disonwed it, so I don't even know if he knows when he makes a good film himself.

Lalala76
09-09-2015, 07:05 PM
Caligula was only part Brass. Guccione, filmed all the hardcore scenes separately and after Brass had left shooting, so thats probably why he disowned the film.

As for aspect ratio's not sure but they sure do look much better on blu-ray.

Dom D
09-09-2015, 08:14 PM
Been on a bit of a Brass kick of late. I'd seen the Voyeur before and always enjoyed it. A rewatch kicked it up even higher in my estimations. it's just a lot of funny and I'd rate it with Metzger any day. Salon Kitty on the other hand was a bit of a stretch. It's a very unfocused movie which makes it's 2 hour plus runtime really drag. There's something a bit unpleasant about it that's hard to put your finger on... All Ladies Do It, is back into Voyuer territory but lacks some of the... class is the wrong word but I'm struggling to find a better. A little boring, a little entertaining. It'll always have a special place in my heart for bringing the line "It's just happy banging" into my world. Which I now use far too often.

Ian Jane
11-25-2015, 01:05 PM
A decent write up on the new French Blu-ray release of Caligula here:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Caligula-Blu-ray/119608/#Review

Jason C
11-25-2015, 02:48 PM
A decent write up on the new French Blu-ray release of Caligula here:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Caligula-Blu-ray/119608/#Review

So this is this best release?

Lalala76
12-13-2015, 02:42 PM
PAPRIKA

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Dark Horse 77
12-13-2015, 05:46 PM
February 9th, 2016! Yes!

Jason C
12-15-2015, 11:26 AM
Paprika on blu-ray! Hell Yes!!!

Lalala76
02-28-2016, 03:02 PM
So watched the new Blu-ray of Paprika last night. Was pretty much impressed with the transfer, maybe the best one yet. The film itself Ive always enjoyed and its certainly one of Brass' best efforts, even more so when you can see it in such a pleasing way.

Dark Horse 77
02-28-2016, 06:40 PM
I believe there is still one excellent 1980s Brass film that hasn't been released by Cult Epics. Hopefully, it's up next.

Lalala76
02-28-2016, 07:10 PM
Miranda has yet to see a Blu-ray release on either side of the pond

Dark Horse 77
02-28-2016, 08:13 PM
That's the one. I've never seen this one; is it one of Brass's better efforts?

Fundi
02-28-2016, 11:50 PM
I'm glad Cult Epics released Paprika in the right aspect ratio, I'm going to buy this one, Tinto Brass makes elegant softcore films, I like his style, I never saw Paprika, that's one of the ones I missed seeing on DVD. There's just so many great blu rays coming out in the last 6 months, it's a flood of stuff I want, keep them coming!

Bogart
02-29-2016, 07:42 AM
That's the one. I've never seen this one; is it one of Brass's better efforts?

ive seen Miranda. It did not stick in my mind like Paprika. That and Frivolous Lola are probably my favourite Tinto Brass films.
Im will be all over this Paprika blu ray!

Lalala76
02-29-2016, 03:25 PM
I think my favourite Brass films are

Frivolous Lola/Monella
Paprika
All Ladies do it
The Key

then probably Black Angel/Senso 45

Bogart
03-01-2016, 07:19 AM
I like All Ladies Do It. I found The Key to be dull and bogged down by its overt period setting. I like the colourful fun ones.

Ian Jane
07-28-2017, 06:05 PM
Didn't realize that this had been given a Blu-ray release in Germany...

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Bogart
07-28-2017, 06:17 PM
I dont think thats english friendly. only german and italian audio, no subs.

Lalala76
07-28-2017, 06:18 PM
Not English friendly, although I think Cult Epics still have more Brass lined up

agent999
07-28-2017, 06:19 PM
Ah, Sara Cosmi. Didn't she find God or something?

Tom Clark
02-23-2018, 07:59 PM
New Documentary On 'Caligula' To Screen In DTLA Monday (https://avn.com/business/articles/video/new-documentary-on-caligula-to-screen-in-dtla-monday-765506.html)


LOS ANGELES—Mission: Caligula, a new documentary by Alexander Tuschinski featuring never-before-seen footage from the film Caligula will have its world premiere at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on Monday, February 26. The documentary will reveal the existence of Tinto Brass' newly-discovered workprint of Caligula that was presumed lost for more than 40 years and which has developed a quasi-mythological status among film fans.

The documentary details Tuschinski’s 10-year quest to research Brass‘ original ideas for the film and reveals the discovery of the workprint and entire raw footage. Penthouse Global Media, the rights holder of Caligula, will later this year produce a new cut of the film, having Tuschinski complete the workprint and edit the remainder of the film following the original style and structure as Brass filmed it in the 1970s.

Dark Horse 77
02-24-2018, 12:10 AM
A new version of Caligula...that actually sounds promising.