Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tinto Brass Collection, The: Volume 2

Tinto Brass Collection, The: Volume 2 (2003)
Disc Details

Cult Epics

List Price: $59.95

Running Time: 274 minutes

Special Features:
Feature film: Private
Making of featurette
Tinto Brass trailers
Photo gallery
X-rated gallery
Feature film: Cheeky!
Backstage with Tinto Brass
Tinto Brass trailers
Photo gallery
Feature film: Frivolous Lola
Interview with Tinto Brass
Tinto Brass trailers
Photo gallery

Video Format:
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)

Language Tracks:
English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0)


Closed Captions:

3-disc Keep Case

Director(s): Tinto Brass
Movie rating: 7/10
DVD rating: 7/10
DVD Release Date: 09/26/2006
Running Time: 274 minutes
Rating: NR

Film & Disc Review, Tinto Brass Collection, The: Volume 2
by Rusty White
reviewed: 2008-10-22

Italian director Tinto Brass emerged as one of the most artful purveyors of erotic. He is best known for directing a majority of the infamous "Caligula." That movie was taken away from him in post production by Bob Guccione. Tinto Brass is a stylistic filmmaker who makes sex fun. His work as a soft-core auteur rivals and in many ways surpassed the work of director Radley Metzger. Cult Epics has released each of these films in the original director's cut for the first time in the US.

PRIVATE (2003)

This film is a series of six short stories. They are hit or miss. All are beautifully filmed. Rich colors, beautiful (mostly) people. Some humor thrown in to spice things up. For me, the best story was the first. "Alibi" deals with a couple spending their 7th anniversary at a hotel. The wife drives her husband drives her husband crazy with stories of her past lovers. The husband enlists the help of a willing hotel worker in a three's company climax. Unlike the other two films in this boxed set, "Private" doesn't give you anytime to get to know the characters. While it is the most explicit film in the set, and stylistically shot, "Private" is the weakest entry in the set.

CHEEKY! (2000)

From the worst of the set, to the best! This sexy romp deals with Carla (Yuliya Mayarchuk), a beautiful woman who comes to London for an internship. Her boyfriend will be joining her later. Can she stay faithful until he gets there? Let's hope not. Ms. Mayarchuk is feisty, fun and very sexy. IF you like the curve of a woman's bottom, you will appreciate Tinto Brass. His camera worships the female fanny.


This saucy tale is set in post WWII Italy. Lola is engaged to the baker's son. She wants to go ahead and celebrate the union before the wedding. Her fiancé wants to wait. Lola has some wild oats to sew before the wedding. She spends the time she has before the wedding spying on everyone she can find to watch and learn about sex. One of the sexiest scenes in the movie is actually a dance number! Lola cuts a rug with three GIs in a very memorable scene.

The Disc
Two good movies and hit or miss film. Excellent picture on two films. Good sound and extras.

Picture Quality: 6/10
Both "Private" and "Cheecky" have excellent images. Sharp, well-saturated colors. Excellent flesh tones. "Frivolous Lola" on the other hand has some issues with colors. They are a bit washed out in many of the outdoor scenes.

Sound Quality: 7/10
No problems with the soundtrack.

Easter Eggs:
No Easter Eggs Found on Disc.

Extra Features: 8/10
The set includes a great interview with Tinto Brass. He explains his philosophy about erotica vs. pornography. I like the way he says erotic creates emotions while pornography just creates erections. The set also includes a fun Making Of featurette for "Private." There are several trailer and photo galleries.

The Final Word:

Tinto Brass still makes the type of erotic film that flourished in the early 70s before hardcore killed of the genre. While this set doesn't include Mr. Brass' best work, it is a great way to discover his artistry.

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