The good folks over at Cult Epics, who are the leading providers in softcore throughout the world, have recently announced the coming release of Tinto Brass’ (known for Caligula, amongst many others) Monamour (2006). The legendary Tinto Brass has made a career off of expressing some very debauched lifestyles and this looks to be no different! Monamour is one of his latest projects and should prove to be just as decadent and just as erotic. Telling the story of a Ventian wife who strays from her Frenchman husband. When she stumbles upon a seducing stranger, the worlds of all people involved will be turned upside down. After seeing the care and joy brought to Radley Metzger’s Camille 2000 (reviewed here on Varied Celluloid) by Cult Epics, I am generally enthused by anything they release.


Cult Epics have a proven track record and Tinto Brass is one of the most notorious directors on the planet, so there’s no doubt that this should prove to be an intriguing release. Hitting Bluray and DVD on July 26th, for lovers of erotica this one will be a no-brainer! Continue reading after the break in order to get a glance at the full press release!


“Salaciously entertaining and shows the

director’s unique flair for portraying the

female form.”- Twitch Film

“Monamour gets a first rate release from Cult Epics.”

– 10KBullets


EROTIC FILM ON High-Definition DVD and Blu-ray – JULY 26

LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2011) – Tinto Brass’ Monamour, is the love-story of a Venetian girl and a Frenchman in the beautiful city of Mantua. Dario, her husband is too busy to notice his wife’s sexual drifting, when her adultery “born out of neglect and frustration” starts on the day she meets a tall dark stranger in a museum. An intoxicating mix of lies, betrayal and fantasy follows Marta into her personal diary where every emotion and passion is recorded. Cult Epics proudly presents Brass’s latest erotic feature, appearing in high-definition Blu-ray for the first time ever. Monamour will be available at retailers for a list price of $29.98 (DVD) and $39.98 (Blu-ray), both come in the 2-Disc Special Edition and both will be available on July 26, 2011.

Monamour stars Anna Jimskaia and Max Parodi (Cheeky!), with a line of stars of Tinto’s previous erotic films. In a brand new high-definition transfer, the film has never looked better. Disc 2 of this special 2 disc collection includes the bonus film, Kick the Cock. “Kick the Cock” is an old Dutch saying; meaning “Peek in the Kitchen”, or something shocking and extreme, we can expect that of Tinto Brass; the director and co-star, along with newcomer Angelita Franco. Kick the Cock premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2008, and won “Best Short Film” at a Fetish Film Festival in Germany in 2009 and is now presented for the first time as a worldwide premiere on DVD and BLU-RAY.


• New High-definition Masters

• The Making of “Monamour”

• The Making of “Kick the Cock”

• Comic strip by Franco Saudelli

• Venice Film Festival Premiere w/Tinto Brass (Circuito Off 2008, Media Group TV)

• Spanish Dance by Angelita Franco

• Trailers