Cult Epics proudly presents the Sylvia Kristel 1970s Collection, featuring four of the legendary Dutch icon’s most diverse films in new 2K transfers and entirely uncut, for the first time on home video in the United States.
Released in 1975, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s surreal, absurdist sado-masochistic drama Playing with Fire (Le jeu avec le feu) features Sylvia in one of her most challenging roles alongside Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anicée Alvina and her Emmanuelle co-star Christine Boisson. The set’s two Dutch films are co-starring Rutger Hauer, and Sylvia at the peak of her career. Submitted for the 1978 Academy Awards — Best Foreign Film, Wim Verstappen’s Pastorale 1943 is a war drama centered on the Dutch resistance during World War II, and features also the debut of Renée Soutendijk. Painter turned director Paul de Lussanet’s romantic psychological drama Mysteries, based on the world famous novel by the Norwegian nobel prize winner Knut Hamsun and shot by renowned cinematographer Robby Müller, also stars Rita Tushingham and David Rappaport. Filmed and released right after Sylvia became one of the world’s biggest stars as Emmanuelle (1974), Sigi Rothemund’s 1974 film Julia is a German sex comedy drama, with Sylvia as a young boy’s first love, foreshadowing her later U.S. commercial hit Private Lessons.
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France/Netherlands/Germany . 1974-1978 . Color / Aspect ratios 1.66:1/2.35:1 / 429 Minutes / French, Dutch, German & English Language w/optional English subtitles / LPCM 2.0 Mono / DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
France/Netherlands/Germany . 1974-1978 . Color / Aspect ratios 1.66:1/2.35:1 / 429 Minutes / French, Dutch, German & English Language w/optional English subtitles / LPCM 2.0 Mono / Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
“Judge your Kristel mania accordingly.” – Mondo Digital
“This set turns out to be quite impressive. Recommended.” – Rockshockpop.com
“Although she never escaped the shadow of her Emmanuelle fame, Sylvia Kristel had a much more diverse film career explored here with a quartet of lesser-seen but no less formidable erotic-tinged European offerings in Sylvia Kristel 1970s Collection.” – DVDcompare.com
“Playing with Fire HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” – Blu-ray.com
“On the basis of Julia, which appears to be the slightest film of the four, Sylvia Kristel 1970s Collection is a more essential release for cinephiles than one might initially think.” – Tremblesighwonder.com
“Julia is a right royal gem of a film and I think all fans will enjoy settling in with this the moment they bring it home! Highly recommended.” – Annecarlini.com
“Cult Epics delivers a unique product. The bulk of these films would likely remain unknown to American viewers, if not for the advent of this collection.” – Eurocultav
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