New Release: Score DVD and Blu-ray

Cult Epics issued two versions of Radley Metzger’s 1974 “porno chic” movie Score on DVD and Blu-ray in the fall of 2010. On Oct. 12, a never-before-released uncensored version of Score debuted with seven additional minutes of adult scenes. Then, on Oct. 26, the original theatrical film hit DVD and Blu-ray. Both the original and uncensored editions carried a list price of $29.95 on DVD and $34.95 on Blu-ray.

Well-regarded by enthusiasts as an erotic time capsule of the 1970s, Score is also notable as one of the first mass-market erotic films to explore bi-sexuality.

The movie has popped up on the home market here and there over the years in poorly edited and truncated versions, but Cult Epics says “the print used for both [new] versions has been newly restored ensuring a crisp high-definition transfer.”

The so-1970s story of Score concerns the exploits of a happily married swinging couple (Claire Wilbur and Gerald Grant) who make a bet that they can seduce a couple of naïve young newlyweds (Lynn Lowry and Cal Culver).

Fun factoid: The film is based on a 1971 Off-Broadway play that co-starred a 25-year-old Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables).

The extras for both editions of Score include a commentary by Metzger and film historian Michael Bowen, a featurette and a new interview with Lynn Lowry.

Cult Epics continued to spotlight Metzger’s primarily softcore work in 2011 with the release of two more of the filmmaker’s erotic films on DVD and Blu-ray. First up was 1970’s The Lickerish Quartet, which was released in January, followed by an extended version of 1969’s Camille 2000 in April.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.