Directed by: Pasquale Festa Campanile
Country: Italy (1968)
Running Time: 94 minutes + Extras
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.
- 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
Catherine Spaak, Jean Louis Trintignant, Philippe Leroy Luigi Proietti, Luigi Pistilli, Renzo Montagnani, Fabienne Dali, Nora Ricci, Edda Ferronao, Vittorio Caprioli, Gabriele Tinti, Venantino Venantini, Frank Wolff, Paolo Stoppa.
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