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The Story of O

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3.6 out of 5 stars 228 customer reviews

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STORY OF O

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A milestone of cinematic eroticism, The Story of O was an art house sensation in 1975, and it's still worthy of intelligent discussion. As with the controversial French novella by Pauline Réage, reactions to Just Jaeckin's sumptuous adaptation range from moral outrage to masturbatory indulgence, yet this remains one of the few sex films that stand the test of time (and a lot of academic study). Championed by practitioners of bondage and discipline and vilified by feminists, this metaphorical "love dream" (as Jaeckin has called it) follows the beautiful fashion photographer "O" (Corrine Clery) as she, like many gorgeously naked women before her, is "trained" for a seemingly satisfying life of love and discipline, her freedom sacrificed to the man (Anthony Steel) whom she willingly obeys. The debate whether Jaeckin's feminine-empowerment ending, which differs from that of the novella, justifies a story of humiliating submission is just one more reason why The Story of O endures. (Note: This DVD presents the 97-minute version of the film, edited by the director to improve pacing and not for purposes of censorship.) --Jeff Shannon

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Special features

  • English, French, and Spanish versions
  • Biographies of Corinne Clery, Udo Kier, and Just Jaeckin
  • Photo gallery

Product details

  • Actors: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven, Christiane Minazzoli
  • Directors: Just Jaeckin
  • Writers: Dominique Aury, Sébastien Japrisot
  • Producers: Claude Giroux, Gérard Lorin, Éric Rochat
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, Letterboxed, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NC-17
    Adults Only
  • Studio: Somerville House
  • DVD Release Date: September 20, 2006
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 228 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000065RSW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,828 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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