Emmanuelle R1 SE in October
Lionsgate Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Emmanuelle (Special Edition) on 9th October 2007 priced at $19.98 SRP. Based on the controversial book by Emmanuelle Arsan, Emmanuelle tells the story of a young diplomat’s wife (Sylvia Kristel) who arrives in Bangkok to visit her husband. She is immediately pressured by her new entourage to show a more liberal attitude towards sex. Her husband is enthusiastic about this, so she uses this opportunity to pursue extramarital affairs, starting with a lesbian relationship with Bee, an archaeologist. When that leads nowhere, Emmanuelle is placed in the care of sex guru Mario, who takes it upon himself to explain to her the meaning of eroticism.
This unrated DVD version includes specially created featurettes about the making of the film (“An Erotic Success: The Making of Emanuelle”) as well as the phenomenon its release created in America (“Soft Sell: Emanuelle in America”). The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with English and French stereo sound and optional English and Spanish subtitles.