Quiet Days in Clichy on DVD later this month
Fremantle Home Entertainment
and Arrow Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Quiet Days in Clichy for May 26th 2003 with a retail price of £19.99. Previously banned in the UK for over 30 years the film will finally be made available completely uncut and uncensored on a DVD release that offers the following features...
- 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
- Dolby Digital Sound
- Dirty Books, Dirty Movies: Barney Rosset on Henry Miller – interview with Henry Miller's editor and publisher
- Songs Of Clichy – interview with Country Joe McDonald
- Poster and stills gallery
- Talent biographies
- Liner notes by best-selling author Jim Knipfel (Slackjaw) and Mark Deitch
Here is a look at the cover art and some details on the film from the press release...
Banned in the UK for over 30 years, one of the most notorious and controversial sex films in cinema history, the seminal but little-seen QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY is about to be released on DVD and VHS by Fremantle Home Entertainment and Arrow Films completely uncut and uncensored in the UK for the first time ever!
Also banned at the time of its release in Sweden and Canada, the film's notoriety was firmly established when US Customs officials impounded all English-language prints on entry to America on charges of indecency, with the Catholic Bishops Board Of Review condemning it as "morally offensive" and labelling it "a portrait of human depravity."
Adapted by Danish filmmaker Jens Jørgen Thorsen from Tropic Of Cancer author Henry Miller's equally controversial book, QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY charts the decadent, erotic Parisian odyssey of two hedonistic bohemians Joey (Paul Valjean) and Carl (Wayne Rodda). Penniless but hopeful, struggling writer Joey and his roommate Carl spend their days and nights trawling the clubs, cafes and streets of Paris pursuing the carnal charms of the city. Their endeavours result in a series of wild orgies and outrageous erotic adventures with an endless parade of wanton women, including a stoned neighbour, various prostitutes, a teenage runaway nymphomaniac and a beautiful but reluctant Scandinavian.
Considered to be the most daring and honest film adaptation of any of Miller's works, Thorsen's QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY is a provocative and graphic exploration of sexual liberation, inventively and innovatively directed on location in Paris. Highlighting the film's beautiful monochrome visuals (Paris has rarely been shot with such affection) is a soundtrack of suitably ribald songs by the legendary Country Joe McDonald.