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Voyeur, The 
Written by: on April 7th, 2008

Theatrical Release Date: Italy, 1993
Director: Tinto Brass
Writer: Tinto Brass
Cast: Katarina Vasilissa, Francesco Casale, Cristina Garavaglia, Raffaella Offidani, Antonio Salines

DVD released: February 28th, 2008
Approximate running time:
99 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating:
NR
Sound:
Dolby Digital Stereo Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Release:
Cult Epics
Region Coding:
Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price:
$24.95


Synopsis: A married couple’s relationship is put in jeopardy when a third party enters the picture as a potential lover.

Tinto Brass is one of last purveyors of Soft-core erotica while most contemporaries’ have abandoned soft-core cinema for the more graphic hard-core films. His films often push the envelope without ever going the vulgar less imaginative route that infests hard-core sex films. Tinto Brass visual eye for capturing beautiful women and a prominent area of their body (the ass) is second to known.

The Voyeur sees Tinto Brass treading familiar ground once again and even though many these explored within the film may feel like déjà vu the end result is something that stands out on its own merits. The core of the film revolves around a jealous husband who also has a strong voyeur fetish. The viewer like the husband instantly become voyeurs from the get go as the camera leers and points our eyes to many visually tantalizing images.

Acting wise no one really stands out. All the women featured very attractive and curvy. I found the film’s ending predictable. The film moves along briskly with rarely a dull moment. Two things that stood out for me in The Voyeur were the Flashback scenes and a scene where the son watches the nurse and his father fooling around through a stained glass window. Riz Ortolani supplies yet another memorable score that is seductive and playful. Ultimately The Voyeur may not be one of Tinto Brass’s best films and yet the end result of highly entertaining sex romp.

The DVD:

Cult Epic’s latest Tinto Brass release The Voyeur is on par with their previous releases. The film is presented in an anamorphic widescreen. Colors are vivid and details are razor sharp.

One audio option is included with this a Italian language track in Dolby Digital Stereo. The audio is clear and free of any audio defects. Removable English subtitles that are error free have been included.

Extras include a stills gallery, trailers for the main feature as well as other Tinto Brass films and a twenty five minute interview with Tinto Brass.

Overall Cult Epic’s gives another Tinto Brass film a solid audio/video/extras presentation.

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