Raro Video and Kino Lorber Release the Italian Erotic Giallo Classic Play Motel, a film by Mario Gariazzo
Available on Blu-ray and DVD August 25 in new HD transfer
Raro Video and Kino Lorber announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Italian erotic giallo classic, PLAY MOTEL, directed by cult/exploitation filmmaker Mario Gariazzo and starring genre icon Ray Lovelock (Meet Him and Die, Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man) and Anna Maria Rizzoli. Mixing equal parts sex, giallo, and comedy, this unabashedly erotic film is a stylish sexploitation epic from the notorious director of The Sexorcist (L'Ossessa).
PLAY MOTEL streets on August 25th, in a new HD transfer from the original 35mm negative featuring new and improved English subtitle translation. The SRP for the Blu-ray is $29.95, and the SRP for the DVD is $24.95. Special features include Midas Touch, an 18 minute interview with the producer and cast by Nocturno Video, cut scenes featuring 7 minutes of censored footage, and a fully illustrated booklet.
PLAY MOTEL is a milestone production from Mario Gariazzo, originally known to American audiences as Roy Garrett, and notorious for such exploitation epics as The Sexorcist (L'Ossessa). Assembling here one of the world's finest trash film collectives and eschewing any form of political correctness, the director weaves a garish fleshly tapestry and populates it with Marina Hedman (Frajese) and Patrizia Di Rossi (Webley), two of the most unabashedly erotic actresses in Italian cinema. At the garishly-lit Play Motel, these wayward women (and an assortment of bleached blondes) are first seen being secretly photographed while having kinky sex. But what begins as a sexy romp soon turns into a giallo, as the guests at Play Motel are stabbed to death by a black-clad assassin. Comedy at its darkest, PLAY MOTEL is sure to satisfy viewers who crave a more diabolical flavor of sexploitation (and fetishists of leopard-skin underwear as well).
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 25, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
Director: Mario Gariazzo
Cast: Anna Maria Rizzoli, Ray Lovelock, Patrizia Behn, Vittorio Ripamonti, Mario Cutini, Antonella Antinori, Enzo Fisichella, Marino Masť, Marina Hedman, Anthony Steffen.
1979 / Italy / 93 mins / Color / 1920x 1080p (1.66:1) / in English and Italian with optional English subtitles / Linear PCM 2.0 Mono
Midas Touch - an 18 minute interview with producer and cast by Nocturno Video
Cut Scenes - 7 minutes of censored footage
Fully Illustrated Booklet