Cult Epics presents P.O. BOX TINTO BRASS plus IsTintoBrass – in a
2-Disc Limited Edition, plus a 48-pg photo book.
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.
P.O. BOX TINTO BRASS is a collection of those
letters, photos and videos of female sexual fantasies. This erotic comedy by the
Maestro himself, with a score by Riz Ortolani, contains a succession of
exciting, downright sensational and sometimes even shocking material. Previously
unreleased in the US, Cult Epics presents the uncut version in a 4K transfer.
This 2-Disc Limited Edition of 2000 Copies include a 48-page photo book of
unpublished images from the Tinto Brass Archives by right-hand set photographer
Gianfranco Salis, plus the exclusive documentary ISTINTOBRASS.
documentary Tinto Brass talks candidly about his life and long career, from his
earliest anarchistic, innovative and experimental arthouse films (WHOEVER WORKS
IS LOST, THE HOWL, ATTRACTION), to the decidedly derriere-obsessed fetishism of
his later work. Starting as an assistant to Roberto Rossellini, Henri Langlois
and Joris Ivens, he soon found himself at the very beginning of the Nouvelle
Vague, discussing cinema with auteurs such as Bresson, Godard, and Truffaut. The
biography brings to light an almost forgotten chapter of cinema history, thanks
to the analyses of Marco Muller and Gianni Canova, who trace its beginnings on
through Brass’s films on power, such as the Nazi-brothel melodrama of SALON
KITTY and the infamous and enormously successful CALIGULA.
To this day,
Tinto Brass remains an icon of erotic pleasure and voyeurism, and his story is
revealed here in the tales of Gigi Proietti, Serena Grandi, Helen Mirren, Franco
Nero and Sir Ken Adam, among others.