Written by: Michael Den Boer on October 14th, 2010
BluRay released: October 12th, 2010
Approximate running time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
BluRay Release: Cult Epics
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $34.95
Synopsis: A sexually adventurous couple seduces a newlywed couple.By the time Radley Metzger had directed Score. He had already firmly established himself as one of the world’s most renowned auteur’s of erotic cinema. A year before Score made it’s theatrical debut. The cinematic landscape of erotic cinema had already begun to change with the release of Gerard Damiano’s Deep Throat. Score is arguably the most significant film of Radley Metzger impressive filmography. Not yet ready to fully make the transition into hardcore sex films. This is a transitional film that showcases Radley Metzger prowess with creating visual attesting moments of erotica. That not only stimulate one minds, but their libido.
Even though there are explicit moments of sex that do appear in Score. They are carefully crafted with the utmost care. And not just haphazardly thrown together like they are in countless other hardcore sex films. By filmmakers who far too often to the easy way out. In fact one would be hard pressed to find a more perfect merging of the world of softcore and hardcore erotica cinema. Than in the finale for Score.
Content wise the film takes on a fairy tale like tone with Lynn Lowry’s character Betsy being a Alice ‘like’ character caught up in her own sexual wonderland. And while all the performances are very good. It would be hard to imagine this film without Lynn Lowry’s performance (in the audio commentary included with this release Radley Metzger even goes so far as to say that this film could not have been made without the participation of Lynn Lowry). Besides Lynn Lowry’s aforementioned performance. Another area where this film excels is the way in which it deals with themes of homosexuality. If any area that this film is lacking is its dialog which does at times give this a dated feel. Ultimately Score is Radley Metzger’s most under-appreciated film and now that a fully uncut version of the film is finally available. Maybe now this film can be viewed with fresh eyes and finally find the audience that has always eluded it.
Score comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive anamorphic widescreen. This brand new high def sourced transfer looks superb. Colors and flesh tones look accurate. Black levels are strong, contrast levels look very good and details look crisp throughout. There are no problems with compression and DNR is kept in check.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. The audio is in good shape as dialog is always clear and everything sounds balanced.
Note: This title is also being released by Cult Epics on DVD.