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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Oct 012018
 

“[Sarno is] one of the true pioneers if celluloid erotica and one of
sexploitation’s most sincere and critically-acclaimed stylists”
— Anthology Film Archives.

THIS OCTOBER, FILM MOVEMENT CLASSICS DELIVERS
THREE BRAND NEW HD RESTORATIONS IN ONE STEAMY
BLU-RAY IN THE JOSEPH W. SARNO RETROSPECT SERIES
 
CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
&
SIN IN THE SUBURBS
&
WARM NIGHTS HOT PLEASURES
 
These Celluloid Classics Make their Blu-ray Debut in a Collection Featuring
New 2K Theatrical Masters and Exclusive Bonus Features Such as Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas, Joe and Peggy Sarno and More!
 
Street Date: October 2, 2018
BD/DVD SRP: $39.95/$29.95
 
SYNOPSIS
 
A pioneer of sexploitation cinema, American film director and screenwriter Joseph W. Sarno’s (1921-2010) prolific career spans the evolution of the genre. “One of the true pioneers of celluloid erotica [1],” he was also dubbed the “Chekov of soft-core” by The Village Voice.  Film Movement Classics has partnered with Film Media and Something Weird to debut three new Sarno classics, remastered in HD and on Blu-ray for the very first time with the third installment in the Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series with CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE & SIN IN THE SUBURBS & WARM NIGHTS HOT PLEASURES. Packaged together for the first time, this exclusive collection featuring specially-produced extras, audio commentary and more, will be available for cineastes everywhere on both Blu-ray ($39.95srp) and DVD ($29.95srp).

Sarno first explored the dark side of the American dream in his 1964 drama SIN IN THE SUBURBS, hailed by DVD Drive-In as “a ground-breaking masterpiece.” 10 years later, his return to this theme resulted in one of the most critically and commercially successful films of his career, CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE. Presented with these two major works is Sarno’s immediate follow-up to SIN IN THE SUBURBS, WARM NIGHTS HOT PLEASURES.
 
In CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, New York sophisticates Carole and Eddie spice up their sex life by swapping partners with their close friends, Anna and Pete. An unexpected visit from Carole’s young, attractive and recently widowed mother, Jennifer, throws a temporary wrench into their plans.
Confessions of a Young American Housewife - Green Band Trailer
Confessions of a Young American Housewife
 
SIN IN THE SUBURBS stars Audrey Campbell as Geraldine Lewis, a lonely housewife and mother who distracts herself with racy friends and a secret affair.  Discovered in the arms of another man, Geraldine immerses herself in a secret sex club, only to make a shocking discovery!
Sin In the Suburbs - Official Movie Trailer
Sin In the Suburbs – Official Movie Trailer
And, a sultry snapshot of Times Square in the early ’60s, WARM NIGHTS AND HOT PLEASURES follows three ambitious college girls eager to make their mark on Broadway. After renting a room from a men’s magazine model, the girls are immersed in a lurid world of wild parties, risqué men’s clubs and sleazy casting couches. Soon, each one must decide how far she is willing to go for stardom.
Joe Sarno's Warm Nights and Hot Pleasures (1964) - Teaser
Joe Sarno’s Warm Nights and Hot Pleasures – Teaser
BONUS FEATURES
  • Sin in the Suburbs — Commentary by Tim Lucas, Commentary by Joe and Peggy Sarno, Michael Vraney and Frank Henenlotter
  • Confessions of a Young American Housewife — Commentary by Tim Lucas, Mini-commentary by Joe Sarno, Deleted scenes
ABOUT JOE SARNO
Director and screenwriter Joseph W. Sarno’s (1921-2010) career spans the genre. His early black and white films are praised for their chiaroscuro lighting and their complex psycho-sexual plots, but it was his more explicit art-house film, INGA, shot in Sweden in 1968, that brought him international attention. Never a fan of explicit triple-X filmmaking, Sarno continued to write and direct adult films through the 1970s and ’80s, often working under a pseudonym or offering his director’s credit to the film’s female lead. Among his most noted films are SIN IN THE SUBURBS, INGA, ABIGAIL LESLIE IS BACK IN TOWN, and CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE. Recently, Sarno’s work has been the subject of retrospectives at several noted institutions and festivals, including Anthology Film Archives, New York Underground Film Festival, the Lake Placid Film Festival, the Vienna Filmmuseum, The Cinemateque Français, The Turin Film Festival, and the Warhol Museum.
ABOUT THE JOSEPH W. SARNO RETROSPECT SERIES
 
Through Film Movement’s partnership with Film Media, a preservation and restoration company dedicated to outstanding independent cinema shot on film, new 2K theatrical masters are being created for the Joseph W. Sarno film library. For years, only poorly-preserved prints were available for retrospective screenings; now, cinema aficionados will be able to screen Sarno’s classics, restored to a pristine state for optimal viewing.
 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Type:  Blu-ray/DVD
Running Time: 234 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
Audio: Stereo
 
About Film Movement
 
Founded in 2002 as one of the first-ever subscription film services with its DVD-of-the-Month club, Film Movement is now a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City. It has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide.  Film Movement’s theatrical releases include American independent films, documentaries, and foreign art house titles. Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, Sergio Corbucci and Ettore Scola. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com.

[1] Anthology Film Archives

 
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