Cult Epics upcoming Blu-ray releases include Sylvia Kristel, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin

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Cult Epics will dipping deeper in tempting films of Europe in the coming months. These Eurotique gems will make you feel sophisticate. The distributor has Sylvia Kristel’s Naked Over The Fence arriving in August. This was the film she made right before making the iconic Emmanuelle. The movie is a bit of a romp with a thriller plot. She plays a singer who discovers the film she’s making requires less wardrobe than she was promised. There’s also a murder mystery in the mix. October’s release is The Last Romantic Lover directed by Just Jaeckin. The French filmmaker had struck carnal gold with Emmanuelle, The Story of O, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Perils of Gwendoline. Madame Claude is another film from Just Jaeckin. This one is about a legendary brothel owner and arrives in November. The film is legendary because Serge Gainsbourg created the soundtrack with Jane Birkin singing. The Blu-ray will have a CD of his songs. The movie stars Francoise Fabian, Murray Head and Klaus Kinski. Murray Head sang “One Night In Bangkok.” Here’s the press release from Cult Epics on all the Eurotique action.

Cult Epics Signs New Distribution Deal with MVD
and Announces Their Upcoming 2022 Releases
Cult Epics and MVD Entertainment Group are pleased to announce a new distribution deal for the Cult Epics catalog and future releases, effective June 1, 2022.

Cult Epics was founded by Nico B in 1991 and has released films by directors such as Walerian Borowczyk, Fernando Arrabal, Radley Metzger, Tinto Brass, Agusti Villaronga, Jorg Buttgereit, Pim de la Parra, Nouchka van Brakel, etc., as well as the iconic Bettie Page and, more recently, Sylvia Kristel.  Cult Epics has an exciting upcoming release schedule with several music-related films, starting with Naked Over the Fence (1973), featuring Sylvia Kristel on Blu-ray August 23, which will include a bonus CD of the soundtrack by cult composer Ruud Bos with Sylvia Kristel on vocals on the track “Hey, A Letter Came Today,” bundled with the first 1000 Blu-ray copies (courtesy of Universal Music). 

The schedule continues with Just Jaeckin’s The Last Romantic Lover (1978) on October 25. Jaeckin discovered Sylvia Kristel and cast her for the role of Emmanuelle after Naked Over the Fence. The Last Romantic Lover is his personal favorite of the films he directed, and stars Dayle Haddon (Madame Claude) and has a music score by Pierre Bachelet (Emmanuelle).

Following that on November 22, with rights courtesy of the Estate of Gainsbourg, Cult Epics will release the soundtrack of Madame Claude by Serge Gainsbourg, featuring Jane Birkin on vocals, and will reissue the Blu-ray in a limited edition of 1000 copies, bundled with a bonus CD of the long-out-of-print score. All titles will be available on Blu-ray and DVD. All new releases have been scanned in 4K and have additional bonus features. 
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