• Retro Seduction Cinema’s The Inga Collection Coming 8/14/2012

    “(Joseph Sarno is) one of the great auteurs of New York City sexploitation.”

    Joseph Sarno’s Acclaimed Masterpiece of Erotic Cinema is Back in THE INGA COLLECTION Retro Seduction Cinema’s Deluxe 3-Film, 3-Disc Collection Available August 14, 2012!

    New York, NY June 4, 20120 – The newest entry in Retro Seduction Cinema’s critically acclaimed line of classic sexploitation cinema, the INGA COLLECTION, reintroduces three iconic films by NYC auteur Joseph Sarno, previously available as distinct, limited-edition numbered DVDs: INGA, SEDUCTION OF INGA and THE INDELICATE BALANCE.

    Shot entirely in Sweden, INGA and SEDUCTION OF INGA swept U.S. box offices and catapulted young Swedish starlet Marie Liljedahl to international fame while securing director Joseph Sarno’s reputation as the “Ingmar Bergman of Erotic Cinema”. Also included is the lesser-known, but equally compelling Swedish production, THE INDELICATE BALANCE.


    Three acclaimed tales of sexual awakening and forbidden passion by sexploitation auteur Joseph Sarno, now available in a new collector’s edition release from Retro Seduction Cinema:

    Inga – Marie Liljedahl is Inga, a beautiful and naïve young woman who becomes a pawn in a game of sexual manipulation and deceit after her move into her aunt’s home. To escape, she must choose between the arms of a sophisticated much-older man and those of her aunt’s younger lover.

    Seduction of Inga - Alone and penniless, Inga (Marie Liljedahl) becomes the personal secretary and lover of a dashing older man. But when business takes him away, temptation proves too difficult to resist, and soon Inga must choose between her lover, his mistress and a handsome young musician.

    The Indelicate Balance – A prolonged stay at his attractive and overbearing mother’s home prompts Harald and his wife Karin to question their relationship, ultimately driving Karin into the arms of another woman.

    The INGA COLLECTION is presented with an exhaustive array of extras including commentaries, interviews, and liner-notes booklet. Telecine from the original film elements was supervised by Retro Seduction Cinema founder and President, Michael Raso. Michael remains the driving force behind the home entertainment imprint established in 2000 to preserve the often-overlooked but culturally significant American sexploitation cinema genre, with emphasis on the films of Joseph Sarno. Over the next decade, the relationship forged by working closely with the filmmaker and his wife and collaborator, Peggy Sarno, resulted in the excavation, restoration and release of internationally renowned classics such as ABIGAIL LESLIE IS BACK IN TOWN, LAURA’S TOYS, GIRL MEETS GIRL (BIBI), DADDY DARLING, ALL THE SINS OF SODOM, VAMPIRE ECSTASY, MOONLIGHTING WIVES, BUTTERFLIES, CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, SWEDISH WILDCATS and culminated in the 2006 original production (and Joe’s final film) SUBURBAN SECRETS.

    The INGA COLLECTION - DVD Technical Information and Disc Breakdown:

    Director: Joseph Sarno
    Stars: Marie Liljedahl, Monica Strommerstedt, Thomas Ungewitter, Tommy Blom
    Label: Retro Seduction Cinema
    SRP: $29.98
    UPC: 612385009198
    Street Date: 08/14/2012
    Aspect Ratio Feature Film: 1:33:1
    Number of discs: 3
    DVD Format: 5, 9
    Rating: Not Rated
    Audio: 2.0
    Total Run Time: 7+ hrs

    Disc Breakdown, Disc 1
    Feature Film INGA
    Bonus Feature Film: INGA Swedish Version (English Subtitles)
    Inga Trailers: 2 Versions, plus trailer for the INGA sequel "The Seduction of Inga"
    Commentary by Director Joseph Sarno, Asst Director Peggy Stephans, Producer Sam Sherman and Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
    Exclusive Audio Interview: Exclusive Interview with INGA star Marie Liljedahl
    Trailer Vault 1
    Trailer Vault 2

    Disc Breakdown, Disc 2
    Feature Film SEDUCTION OF INGA
    Documentary: Innocence Lost: The Story of Inga
    Documentary: Vernon P. Becker's "Memories Of Inga”
    Pop Video: Inga's Theme by Benny and Bjorn
    Sneak Preview: Joe Sarno's "Lust for Laura" (2005 SUBURBAN SECRETS)

    Disc Breakdown, Disc 3
    The "Grindhouse" Cut of SEDUCTION OF INGA
    Feature Film: The Indelicate Balance (1969)
    Commentary by Peggy Sarno and Gary Huggins
    Joe Sarno Trailer Vault

    About Joseph Sarno:

    A pioneer of sexploitation cinema, American film director and screenwriter Joseph Sarno’s prolific career spans the evolution of the genre, beginning with Nude in Charcoal in 1961 and culminating in his 2004 feature Suburban Secrets. One of the few sexploitation auteurs to receive critical attention, in recent years Joe Sarno’s work has been the subject of retrospectives at the New York Underground Film Festival, the Torino Film Festival in Turin, Italy, the Cinémathèque française in Paris, and the British Film Institute.

    About Retro Seduction Cinema:

    Committed to the preservation of vintage sexploitation cinema, Retro Seduction Cinema is a label of home entertainment company POPcinema, established in 1994 as ei Independent Cinema. Retro Seduction cinema, POPcinema, Camp Motion Pictures and their affiliated labels continue to bring quality independent, cult and genre cinema to the DVD, digital and broadcast markets. Additional information on the Alternative Cinema lines is located at Alternative Cinema.com