Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Baby Sale
Buy New
$14.99
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.98
  • You Save: $9.99 (40%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Bilitis has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $2.12
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Buy New
$14.74
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: i-Deals Store
Seller Rating: (631762)
Add to Cart
Buy New
$14.75
+ $3.99 shipping
Buy New
$20.32
+ $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Bilitis
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Bilitis

40 customer reviews

>
Additional DVD options Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$14.99
$14.73 $14.72

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Bilitis + Laura + Tendres Cousines [DVD]
Price for all three: $60.93

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

A schoolgirl spends the summer with a couple whose marriage is on the brink. Only, the schoolgirl falls in love with the wife. Meanwhile, she pursues a local teenage boy and tries to find a suitable male lover for the wife, so that they can both enjoy an affair simultaneously. Can the schoolgirl accomplish this before the end of summer? Famed female photographer David Hamilton directed this beautifully sensual study of the awakening sexuality of a young schoolgirl, written by a young Catherine Breillat Fat Girl, Romance, The Last Mistress,, based on the French classic Les Chansons de Bilitis. Unavailable in the US for nearly three decades, Bilitis is vintage, French erotic cinema at its finest. French with ON/OFF English subtitles, English, German additional audio tracks, Movie Soundtracks, Interview with the writer: Catherine Breillat.


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen, Bernard Giraudeau
  • Directors: David Hamilton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008F4MNEY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,537 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By cdg_orders on August 6, 2004
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
This story is based upon Pierre Louys' turn-of-the-century novel, deals with a young schoolgirl's awakening to love. It takes place during her summer vacation at the home of a family friend, Melissa. The young girl, Bilitis, is shocked when she witnesses her friend and her husband making love, however Melissa encourages Bilitis to discover the aspect of love by seeing a young photographer, Lucas. When Lucas tries to make love to Bilitis, she rebuffs him and runs to Melissa, who in comforting Bilitis finds herself responding to her kisses and embraces. Melissa tells Bilitis there must be nothing more between them.

Bilitis discovers Melissa's husband is with another woman, so she decides to find another man for Melissa. She returns with Nikias, a rich young man who has loved too many too well, and both Melissa and he know they cannot have an affair. In the end Melissa and Lucas becomes lovers and Bilitis returns to her school realizing she is not yet ready for adulthood.

The quality of the VHS movie, while watchable, is not very good. However, the sound quality is even worse. There is a lot of high frequency hiss that should have been filtered out in production.

There is adult nudity, plenty of earl teen nudity (front/rear), adult themes and sexual situations (between Melissa and Bilitis). This is one of David Hamilton's better productions, on par with Laura and certainly better than Tender Cousins.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Bilitis is a coming of age film about an innocent girl staying with Melissa (a family friend) and her husband. She learned some painful lessons about love during her stay, such as witnessing the husband forcing himself on his wife every night, his infidelity, and Bilitis's own contentious romance with a local boy named Lucas. She decided to help Melissa by finding her a lover. However, Melissa and Lucas became romantic, and Bilitis returns to boarding school heartbroken but wiser in love.
Overall, the story and cinematography are good, and the actors (especially Patti D'Arbanville) are talented and attractive. However, I couldn't overcome the fact that Ms. D'Arbanville looked much older than her classmates. In fact, she was 26 years old at the time. This shatters the illusion of a teenager finding her first romance. Casting adults as teens is common, and if you can see past the 10 year spread between actor and character, this film deserves four stars. Additional note: most of the actresses appeared nude in the film, including several teens.
Some coming of age films of merit starring actual teens are Hamilton's other films "Laura" and "Tender Cousins", as well as "Beau Pere", "Pretty Baby", "Little Lips", and "36 Fillette".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Satu Razzi on October 21, 2005
Format: DVD
I bought Bilitis on DVD from Amazon to get better picture quality than the very old VHS copy I have. But I got very disappointed. The DVD's picture quality is no better at all! The DVD is obviously just copied it from a VHS, despite this DVD seems to be the "official" one.

The picture quality is the worst of any in my DVD collection. Low resolution. Low contrast. Low color saturation. Jerky picture. You can even see some horizontal stripes typical only for faulty, old videotapes! A shame the studio released this DVD without bothering to scan the original 35 mm.

The movie itself is what you can expect from David Hamilton, who is no "real" film director, but a photographer. Or he pretends to be. I don't think he has ever been even close to take one single clear focused picture during his entire life. But he is even worse as a director. His films have dull dialogue (dubbed), untalented acting, boring and completely uninteresting story lines, silly characters, and so on.

The only honest reason to look at Hamilton's books and films is that he somehow knows how to get pretty young girls appear nude in front of the camera. A pity the picture quality is so dull then.

I give this DVD two stars because of a rare, one minute scene with a couple of skinny-dipping girls. And a third one, divided between some OK music themes and a few more nude shoots (including a softy, lesbian "sex scene" between the main character and a woman.) Story, acting, picture quality and "extras" (hardly anything more than scene selections and own music score) get zero combined.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By movie man JACK on March 6, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
The english photographer & director,David Hamilton...& music score,lovly as ever by Francis Lai..makes this story about a young schoolgirl's awaking to love,pure magic.The beauitful

PATTI D'ARBANVILE..as..BILITIS..is just breathtaking.Sure there's a whole lot of nudity.But it's not pron.There's no girls running around having sex.It just shows them as girls togehter might be in the vision of the director.I happen to own an ORIGINAL VHS..it's a PERFECT ORIGINAL.It can be order at"MOVIES UNLIMITED".That's how I got it.And it took a lot of years.I once had it on BETA.I now have it on a dvd-burner print.PERFECT!

The story takes place around the beginning of the 20th Century.

Bilitis forsakes the man she loves to give him to her best friend.Played by MONA KRISTENSEN..as..Melissa.It all takes place on her summer vacation away from home.Bilitis discovers Melissa's husband is with another woman,so she decides to find another man for her.Doing so Bilitis is realizing she is not yet ready herself for adulthood.She will make you laugh..& cry.

Set in England..it's a real beauiful love cult story that people have missed.Ms.D'Arbanville..later played Chevy Chase's girlfriend in 1981 movie.."MORDERN PROBLEMS"And she's still beauitful then as in Bilitis in 1977. A MUST HAVE CLASSIC FOREIGN MOTION PICTURE for the collector.Take a step away from today's Blue Screen..specil effects with people on strings..and watch a real movie that will have you thinking of.."BILITIS!".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Bilitis
This item: Bilitis
Price: $14.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: lesbian movies