Cult Epics presents the NOUCHKA VAN BRAKEL TRILOGY; three subversive and controversial films dealing with strong female characters and their sexual identity in society.
From the acclaimed novel by Frederik van Eeden, THE COOL LAKES OF DEATH (VAN DE KOELE MEREN DES DOODS) is the magnum opus from pioneering feminist filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel.
The forbidden-love story THE DEBUT (1977) was the first full-length feature from pioneering filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel. Following the theme of Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA (1962) and Michael Powell’s AGE OF CONSENT (1969), only this time told from a female perspective, van Brakel’s THE DEBUT (1977) tells the delicate story of the impossible love between a teenage girl and a middle-aged married man. Based on the controversial novel by Hester Albach, THE DEBUT is a subversive comedy-drama and the first commercially successful Dutch theatrical film directed by a woman.
Cult Epics presents A WOMAN LIKE EVE for the first time on Blu-ray in North America in a newly restored high-definition transfer with new bonus features, including a recent interview with director Nouchka van Brakel.
Having explored hetero-sexual obsessions in the critically acclaimed “Camille 2000” and “The Lickerish Quartet”, erotic cult director Radley Metzger goes all the way in SCORE, a tale of a happily married swinging couple (Claire Wilbur and Gerald Grant), who make a bet that they can seduce a couple of newly weds (lynn Lowry “I Drink Your Blood” and Cal Culver) during a weekend get-together a their luxury Riviera villa. An erotic classic, populated with strikingly beautiful people who are into free love, “dressing up” and the fine art of seduction.
Cult Epics is proud to present MADAME CLAUDE in a stunning, brand new 4k transfer, supervised by Oscar nominated cinematographer Robert Fraisse, fully loaded with a plethora of new bonus features.
Italian director Tinto Brass is known as the absolute master of erotica, creator of works such as ALL LADIES DO IT, FRIVOLOUS LOLA and PAPRIKA. His gift of perfectly portraying the beauty of the female body has made him celebrated by both men and women. And it is precisely the latter category that sends him boxes full of fan letters.
DEATH LAID AN EGG is an avant-garde giallo that is more pertinent today than when it was first released in terms of its quite modern depiction of the battle of the sexes and the perils of technology. This Special Edition includes the Director’s Cut, alongside the alternate International giallo “Plucked” version, both in fully restored 2K HD transfers, with completely new bonus features and limited edition slipcase printed with fluorescent inks to emulate the original theatrical poster.
MY NIGHTS WITH SUSAN, SANDRA, OLGA & JULIE was the last of Scorpio’s “Dutch Sex Wave” productions, directed by auteur filmmaker Pim de la Parra, masterfully shot in Techniscope by Marc Felperlaan (THE LIFT, THE NORTHERNERS), featuring the last score by composer Elisabeth Lutyens (known for Hammer films and Amicus Productions), and with a screenplay co-credited to Harry Kumel (DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS). Stay in and have a night out with these ladies of seduction!
The Dutch Sex Wave aka the Golden Age of Dutch cinema combined artistic freedom, sexual liberation, and exploitation with commercial success. Cult Epics presents four of frontrunner Scorpio Films most successful Dutch Sex Wave films, previously unreleased in the US: MY NIGHTS WITH SUSAN, SANDRA, OLGA & JULIE – the erotic four play; BLUE MOVIE – the most sensational taboo film of all time; FRANK & EVA – living apart together; and OBSESSIONS – Hitchcock, Scorsese and sex.