Coming on 21st September from Nucleus is the fifth release in The European Cult Cinema Collection

The Libertine (1968)

Exploring the sordid adventures and perverted fantasies her late husband kept from her, Mimi (Catherine Spaak, Cat O’Nine Tails, Story of a Cloistered Nun) sets out on a sexual adventure all of her own. Through a series of bold sexual encounters, each one more thrilling than the next, she meets Dr Carlo De Marchi (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Death Laid an Egg, 1968) and discovers love holds even greater adventures. This stylish Sixties Italian sex comedy deftly combines sophisticated eroticism with biting sexual politics that remain as pertinent as ever. Spaak’s third film for director Pasquale Festa Campanile (Hitch Hike) is a beautiful ode to sixties pop culture, free love, and fetish.

An erotic classic little seen since its original release and now presented in both the rarely-seen, sophisticatedly erotic original European cut and the raunchier version edited and released by adult film legend Radley Metzger (Camille 2000, The Opening of Misty Beethoven), The Libertine is a sweet romantic sex comedy with a light S&M twist. Finally on Blu-ray, both versions have been restored from the best available elements and are presented uncut for the first time, complete with extensive brand-new bonus features.

Special Features:

Original 94 minute Italian version with choice of English or Italian audio and English subtitles or English SDH
Audio Commentary with Author, Editor and Critic Kat Ellinger
Alternate 94 minute American Theatrical version with choice of English or Italian audio and English subtitles or English SDH
American Theatrical Trailers
Featurette: Fantasy, Futurism & Frivolity: Production Design In Pasquale Festa Campanile’s The Libertine by Rachael Nisbet
Featurette: Trovajoli Postlude – Lovely Jon on Composer Armando Trovajoli
Outtakes and Alternate Scenes
TopFilm Fotoromanzi
Image Gallery
Trailers: English, Italian and French
Alternate Titles: English and French
Japan Release Promo
Audubon Films Poster Gallery