REVIEW: THE LICKERISH QUARTET
OVERVIEW: The New York Times Vincent Canby called director Radley Metzger’s film THE LICKERISH QUARTET “Beautiful! Ripe with incredible color, décor and movement” in the newspaper’s 1970 review. At the film’s premiere in New York Andy Warhol raved that it was “An outrageously kinky masterpiece” and recommended all to “Go!” see it. The film remains one of the first ever to feature elegantly shot sex scenes together with Hollywood type production values. It raised the bar for the portrayal of eroticism in film while still maintaining an R rating. THE LICKERISH QUARTET is Radley Metzger’s magnum opus, a delirious surreal erotic fantasy that is both stylish and elegant.
Cult Epics proudly presents Metzger’s erotic classic, appearing in high-definition Blu-ray for the first time ever. THE LICKERISH QUARTET, rated R by the
Both editions feature a crisp high-definition transfer with fully saturated color. The extras include a making-of The Lickerish Quartet featurette containing rare footage of Silvana Venturelli, Paulo Turco and Radley Metzger, Giving Voice to the Quartet: location sound vs. dubbed soundtrack, trailers and a montage of cool love scenes produced for international territories where the original was too hot, plus commentary by Metzger and film historian Michael Bowen.
SYNOPSIS: An aristocratic family becomes obsessed with a striking young blond actress (Silvano Venturelli “The Lickerish Quartet”) 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.
making-of The Lickerish Quartet featurette containing rare
footage of Silvano Venturelli, Paolo Venturelli and Radley
of cool version love scenes – produced for
international territories where the Original version was too
Voice to the Quartet: location sound vs. dubbed soundtrack
track by Radley Metzger and film historian Michael Bowen
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