Italian Erotica from Argent Films in July - Menus & Specs Updated

Argent Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Lady of the Night and Dirty Love II: The Love Games Intrigue for 11th July 2005 priced at £15.99 each. These two impressively provocative works of Italian erotica have both been re-edited to include previously censored footage never seen before in the UK. Bearing the hallmarks of the undisputed master of the genre, Tinto Brass, these two films go one step further than usual, introducing an element that borders on hardcore to a genre that traditionally appeals to audiences of both sexes.

Produced by regular Tinto Brass collaborator Giovanni Bertolucci (The Key; Miranda; P.O. Box Tinto Brass; Frivolous Lola) and starring the woman who was once voted the sexiest woman in Italy, Serena Grandi (star of Tinto Brass' Miranda), LADY OF THE NIGHT tells the story of a young woman's search for sexual fulfilment. Neglected by her work-obsessed husband Marco, Simona (Grandi) immerses herself in a dangerous world of random and increasingly risky sexual liaisons with strangers. Her infidelity eventually takes its toll on her marriage when Marco discovers Simona during one of her encounters and the pair separate. But when Simona is attacked one night by a mysterious masked man, she is forced to reconsider her seemingly sexually liberating decision.

DIRTY LOVE II: THE LOVE GAMES INTRIGUE stars Italian porn heroine Valentine Demy (star of Tinto Brass' Paprika and Snack Bar Budapest) and David D'Ingeo (Scarlet Diva; The Phantom Of The Opera). Alone and bored after inheriting a large but desolate villa from a wealthy client, Eva (Demy), the former queen of the local brothel amuses herself by picking up young men and installing them as her in-house lovers and regaling them with arousing tales from her days as a hooker. The young men are more than happy to share Eva's sexual attentions until she falls for an older businessman. Jealous of their more mature rival, Eva's young lovers plot to kill their seductive mistress.

Boasting the usual superb cinematography, high production values and voluptuous leading ladies that have placed Italian erotica in a league of its own, LADY OF THE NIGHT and DIRTY LOVE II: THE LOVE GAMES INTRIGUE are two classic examples of a genre that continues to garner critical and commercial success throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Lady of the Night is presented in anamorphic widescreen, Dirty Love II in 4:3 Full Screen. Both are English dub versions while the discs include a trailer for the other film.

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