DVD Release: Waves of Lust

DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: Raro Video/Entertainment One

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Elizabeth Turner turns up the heat in Waves of Lust.

Sex and violence flows freely in Italian genre filmmaker Ruggero Deodato’s 1975 thriller Waves of Lust.

The movie focuses on two carefree youngsters, Irem (Al Cliver) and Barbara (Silvia Dionisio), who are invited for a weekend cruise on a yacht owned by Giorgio (John Steiner), a ruthless and cynical industrialist, who is married to Silvia (Elizabeth Turner), a disturbed woman who allows herself to be physically and mentally abused by him. Silvia then forms a love triangle with Irem and Barbara who conspire against Giorgio, whose misogyny and paranoia pushes him over the edge into murder.

A minor cult film like many of Deodato’s imports (his most popular remains the 1980 gross-out Cannibal Holocaust), Waves of Lust is initially reminiscent of Roman Polanski’s (Carnage) 1962 thriller Knife in the Water. But Ondata di piacer (in it’s native Italian) ultimately plays like a soft-core European-flavored sex drama, with lots of nudity and a handful of steamy sex scenes.

Presented in English and Italian with English subtitles, the debuting DVD contains the following features:

  • Director filmography and biography
  • Deleted scenes
  • Documentary “Erotic Tsunami”
  • New and improved English subtitles
  • TV advertisement directed and commented on by Ruggero Deodato
  • A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis of the film by Eric Cotenas
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<strong>DVD Release Date:</strong> July 31, 2012
<strong>Price: DVD</strong> $19.98
<strong>Studio:</strong> Raro Video/Entertainment One


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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.