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The Lickerish Quartet [Blu-ray]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Silvana Venturelli, Frank Wolff
  • Directors: Radley Metzger
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Restored, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Cult Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004D8P25I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,821 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

An aristocratic family becomes obsessed with a striking young blond actress (Silvano Venturelli “Camille 2000”) while watching her in what appears to be a crude, silent stag film. After a visit to a local carnival they meet the girl in person and invite her back to their lavish mansion (the Castle of Balsorano in Italy’s Abruzzi Mountains.) The blonde visitor takes turns seducing the family members, where she unlocks each of their fantasies, family secrets and hidden desires. The Lickerish Quartet is Radley Metzger's magnum opus, a delirious surreal erotic fantasy, stylish and elegant.

Special Features:
  • New, Restored High Definition Transfer
  • The Making Of The Lickerish Quartet
  • Cool Version Love Scenes
  • Giving Voice To The Quartet
  • Audio Commentary Track by Radley Metzger And Film Historian Michael Bowen
  • Trailers

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

An aristocratic family become obsessed with a striking young blonde actress while watching a stag film. After a visit at a carnival they meet her in person and invite her back to their seaside mansion (the Castle of Balsorano in Italy's Abruzzi Mountains). The blonde takes turns seducing the family members, where she unlocks each of their fantasies, family secrets and hidden desires. THE LICKERISH QUARTET is Radley Metzger's magnum opus, a delirious surreal erotic fantasy, stylish and elegant.

Review

The most beautiful film of this kind I've ever seen. Erotic yet tastefully done! --Radio Station WHBI, FM

Beautiful! Ripe with incredible color decor and movement! --New York Times

Beautiful! Ripe with incredible color decor and movement! --New York Times

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Alethio Grapher on August 23, 1999
Format: DVD
"The Lickerish Quartet" is what I always thought pornography should be, but never is. There is enough sex in the movie, but it's all very real-seeming, without being vulgar (no close-up entry shots, etc.) The settings are evocative and stylish, the story line is OK, and the individual scenes (even besides the sex) are extremely interesting and intriguing. Expect some subtle eroticism, and a lot of not-so-subtle.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Preston TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 12, 2012
Format: DVD
There are many reasons to respect this film.

This film was a made in 1969 - a time in which nudity and sexuality in film were relegated to the category of "pretentious smut" in grindhouse "art" theaters.

This film is an early exploration of human sexuality at a time when exploring our sexuality was still "taboo." Many people didn't experience this period in our history. This was one of the first films released in the U. S. to (tastefully) depict full frontal nudity, lesbian encounters and the healing powers of intimacy.

The film is about the mystical powers of intimacy that heal and empower individuals. There are only four characters in the film. Each of them represent one of four archetypes in the symbolism of the Tarot. Mysticism (beyond organized religion) was also a taboo subject up until the early seventies. For example, the principal character is a young ("smokin' hot) woman who is sexually independent, confident in her sexuality, and, engages the other three characters in intimacy. She is represented by the "priestess" in the Tarot. The Tarot is fairly described as a map of human consciousness expressed in universal (and timeless) anthropological symbols. The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols.

The young boy in the film (just coming of age) is a metaphor for the "magus" (magician or transformer) in the Tarot. He is young, innocent and mercurial. His archetype represents the power of innocence and youth to transform. There was an entire film from the period, with Anthony Quinn, that was devoted specifically to this archetype.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "underpussy" on June 13, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
"The Lickerish Quartet" is a shining example of alternative 1970's film making. In a time when adult films had to be classified as "art-films" to avoid censorship, writers and directors were forced to put a lot of effort into plot, dialog, and storyline. The end result sometimes worked better than others and here we see just how imaginitive a.... film can be. Beautiful cinematography, grandiose setting, and a certain "twighlight-zone" twist, make this film anything but boring. What makes it shine is the way it reflects the ... vision of 1970. The sex is free and easy, though carefully handled and practically "R" rated. If you like seduction, passion, and lovers running through the grass, this is the film for you. There's plenty of porn around, but this is something else. The motorcycle stunt scene is worth the price of the film alone. Director Radley Metzger has secured a place in film history.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Jenkins on May 10, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This new Blu-ray of Radley Metzger's THE LICKERISH QUARTET isn't bad, but there are some source-related issues. Specks and lines are not uncommon. It looks like you're watching a film print of an old movie that's been around the block a few times. That said, it's certainly watchable, and you can tell it's high def. Maybe it would even take away from the "grindhouse" feel of the film if it looked too clean. Just be sure to temper your expectations.

The interesting thing about THE LICKERISH QUARTET is that while it is a softcore film, it's more ambitious than a lot of regular films. The sex scenes may be longer than necessary, but they always serve the story. Many scenes are surreal, and we're never completely sure what is real and what is a fantasy. The idea behind the film is that while a film is permanent, the viewing experience can change depending on the viewer.

A man, his wife, and her adult son view a porn film in their castle featuring a stunning blonde. The bratty son gets tired of it, and they go to a carnival for his entertainment. There, they notice a performer who looks just like the blonde woman in the film they just watched, and the man invites her back to the castle to watch the film. However, when they get her back to their place, the film is not the same as it was before. The next day, each one is seduced by the alluring blonde (Silvana Venturelli) and learns a bit about who they really are.

THE LICKERISH QUARTET is quite dated. What turned audiences on in the early '70s seems pretty tame, even funny, today. That said, it's still an entertaining artifact from a different time and there's really not much else like it.

The Blu-ray comes with a decent amount of extras, including an informative audio commentary by Metzger, a making-of, trailers, and more.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "peterdao" on January 19, 2002
Format: DVD
I once wrote a review on "Wildflowers" (2000) suggesting that it should have won an Oscar for cinematography. Same thing applies here. Anybody who has been captured by (or curious about) the mystical splendor of Europe's old castles doesn't want to miss this 1970 movie. Whether it's erotic enough (or too erotic for an art film) is another story. Cinematography alone defines pretty well the difference between "Lickerish Quartet" and thousands of sleazy flicks out there. (P.S. I first gave it 3 stars then realized Sylvana Venturelli's stunning beauty deserved another one).
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