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Immoral Tales Dual Format
Drama / Romance




Immoral Tales

Although it has much in common with Walerian Borowczyk’s earlier work, Immoral Tales marks the point where his reputation as an arty pornographer began, and was sexually explicit enough to have caused problems with the censors on its original UK release.

It tells four stories revolving around particular taboos (virginity, female masturbation, bloodlust, incest), each delving further back in time, as if to suggest that the same issues recur constantly throughout human history and in all walks of life, whether it’s Lucrezia Borgia (Florence Bellamy) or Erzsébet Báthory (Paloma Picasso in her only screen role) or the anonymous teenagers of the earlier episodes. 

This high-definition restoration by Argos Films is being released on Blu-ray with English subtitles for the first time.  The film is presented in two versions: the familiar four-part edition, and the original five-part conception, including the short film The True Story of the Beast of Gévaudan that was later expanded into Borowczyk’s later feature The Beast.  The disc also includes both cuts of A Private Collection (1973), the short film that scandalised film festival audiences with its witty and often graphic study of vintage erotica.

Production Year: 1973
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 103
Number of Discs: 2
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Audio: 2.0 Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Walerian Borowczyk
Cast Lise Danvers
Cast Fabrice Luchini
Cast Charlotte Alexandra

  SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • New high definition digital transfers of the feature and the shorts
  • Uncompressed Mono 2.0 PCM Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Introduction by Borowczyk expert Daniel Bird
  • Love Reveals Itself, a new interview programme featuring production manager Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin and cinematographer Noël Véry
  • A Private Collection (1973), presented in the commercially released version and the more explicit ‘Oberhausen’ cut
  • Boro Brunch, a reunion meal recorded in February 2014 reuniting members of Borowczyk’s crew
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster designs

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