Written by: Michael Den Boer on May 20th, 2013
Theatrical Release Date: Italy, 1983
Director: Tinto Brass
Writers: Tinto Brass, Francesco Costa, Ted Rusoff, Bernardino Zapponi
Cast: Claudia Koll, Paolo Lanza, Franco Branciaroli, Ornella Marcucci, Isabella Deiana, Renzo Rinaldi
BluRay Released: May 20th, 2013
Approximate running time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive
Rating: 18 (UK)
Sound: DTS-HD Mono English, DTS-HD Mono Italian
Subtitles: English, English SDH
BluRay Release: Arrow Video
Region Encoding: Region B/ Region 2 PAL (UK)
Retail Price: £22.99
Synopsis: Diana is a sexual promiscuous woman, who often tells her husband Paolo about her various affairs with other men. Paolo has never been the jealous type that is until he finds out about his wife’s latest lover Alphonse, who is obsessed with women’s asses. And one night he becomes the first man to take Diana is the ass. Paolo and Diana get into a fight over Alphonse which leads to one last fling before she returns home to Paola he takes her back unconditionally.
All Ladies Do it, is Tinto Brass’s ode to anal sex and if anyone knows how to build up the thrill of the moment it is Tinto Brass with his ability to showcase women’s asses in the most sensual and creative ways. While watching the film the Alphonse character reminded me a lot of Tinto Brass and how they both obsess over women’s asses. Whether this is just by chance that they are a like or deliberate is anyone’s guess, still the similarities are striking.
Performance wise, outside of this film’s leading lady Claudia Koll in the role of this film’s protagonist Diana. None of the other cast members leave that strong of impression. And while this could prove fatal for most films, it is not the case here, since this film’s leading lady is oozing with charisma. Without a doubt this film’s most disappointing part of this film is the rather pedestrian score for the ever reliable Pino Donaggio (Carrie, Dressed to Kill). Ultimately All Ladies Do it is a celebration about one of the most fascinating areas of a woman’s body. And Tinto Brass once again surprises with his inventiveness and fearlessness to go where so very few filmmakers are willing to go.
All Ladies Do it comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive anamorphic widescreen. Though the source material uses for this transfer is in very good shape. There are a several areas where this transfer comes up short. Just like Arrow’s release for The Key, this release presents the film with slightly altered colors that differ from previous home video releases. Unfortunately unlike The Key, these changes are more drastic and thus intrusive. Black and contrast levels range from satisfactory to average. It should be noted that Tinto Brass’s preferred aspect ratio’s for most of his film’s is a 1.66:1 aspect ratio and for this release the image has been framed at a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. And the end result for this transfer are a handful of instances in which actors heads are too tightly cropped.
This release comes with two audio options, a DTS-HD Mono mix in English and a DTS-HD Mono mix in Italian. Both audio mixes sound clean, balanced and robust when they need too. Also included with this release are removable English subtitles and English SDH subtitles.
Extras for this release include a English language trailer for the film (3 minutes 24 seconds – anamorphic widescreen), reversible covert art and collectable booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Flint and illustrated with rare production stills. Also included with this combo release is a DVD that contains the same contents that are on the BluRay included as part of this release. Overall All Ladies Do it makes its worldwide BluRay debut via a lackluster transfer from Arrow Video that leaves plenty of room for improvement.