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Directed by: Miklós Jancsó
Country: Italy / Yugoslavia, 1976
Color / 1.85:1 widescreen
Language: English or Italian with optional English subtitles
Running Time: 105 minutes + Extras
Other titles: Vizi privati, pubbliche virtu / Vices and Pleasures
Region: All

LIMITED EDITION SLIP CASE! 1000 numbered copies!

Loosely based on the famous "Mayerling Incident", the film is set in a central European kingdom towards the end of the 19th century. Bored by his very proper wife, the youthful heir to the throne spends his time in amorous dalliances on his sprawling country estate, which operates like a kind of proto hippy commune.

A mysterious "Circus of Truth" arrives, the champagne is spiked with drugs, and the party turns into a wild, naked orgy that culminates in death and tragedy. Much misunderstood and widely banned, the film caused a sensation when it was screened at the Cannes film festival in 1976. Today, this overlooked masterpiece of European art cinema can finally be appreciated as one of the most original films of its era. There really is nothing else like it in world cinema.

This first Blu-ray edition, uncut and restored from the original negative, comes with a host of exclusive special features.

Special Features:

  • Brand new HD transfer from film negative
  • The Last Revolution - Interview with writer Giovanna Gagliardo (31 mins)
  • The Praise of Lightness - Interview with actress Pamela Villoresi (19 mins)
  • Michael Brooke on Miklós Jancsó (17 mins)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Mondo Macabro previews

Exclusive to this Limited Edition:

  • Limited, numbered slipcover
  • Stripping Down the Ruling Class - Sex, Nudity and Politics in Miklós Jancsó's Private Vices, Public Virtues. Exclusive booklet featuring a brand new essay from Writers Max Weinstein and Joe Yanick
    Max Weinstein and Joe Yanick are, respectively, the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of Diabolique, an award-winning, internationally distributed print and digital magazine focusing on genre cinema, literature and art


Lajos Balázsovits, Pamela Villoresi, Franco Branciaroli, Therese Ann Savoy, Laura Betti, Ivica Pajer, Zvonimir Crnko, Umberto Silva, Demeter Bitenc, Susanna Javicoli, Aníkó Sáfár, Iloner Staller, Gloria Piedimonte, Cesare Barro, Luigi Marturano, Andrija Tunjic.


Product CodeMDO166

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