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(aka "Emmanuelle: L'antivierge" or "Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman" or "Emmanuelle II")

 

Directed by Francis Giacobetti
France 1975

 

Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! The incomparably beautiful Sylvia Kristel (Private Lessons) is back as Emmanuelle, in this equally successful and erotic sequel to the 1974 smash hit. She returns to her husband Jean (Umberto Orsini, Violent City) in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs with the likes of her lover Christopher (Frιdιric Lagache) and a trio of bathhouse masseuses (including Laura Gemser, Black Emanuelle). All the while, she introduces the young Anna-Maria (Catherine Rivet) to the pleasures and subtleties of carnal love. Music by Francis Lai (Rider on the Rain). 

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The first of many sequels to the original, X-rated, soft-core pornographic drama Emmanuelle (1974), this follow-up once again stars Sylvia Kristel in the title role of the beautiful, sexually adventurous model. Emmanuelle sails home from Thailand to Hong Kong and her ambassador husband Jean (Umberto Orsini), with whom she has an open marriage. She finds that Jean has invited a handsome American named Christopher (Frederic Lagache) to stay with them, and she tries to seduce the houseguest, who demurs, preferring the company of Asian women. Jean, meanwhile, has been having an affair with Laura (Florence Lafuma). Both Laura and Christopher find the sexual liberation of Jean and Emmanuelle's marriage surprising, but eventually, Emmanuelle and Christopher consummate their desire. Later, during a trip to Bali, Jean and his amorous wife sexually initiate Laura's stepdaughter Anna-Maria (Catherine Rivet). Like most of the subsequent films in the Emmanuelle series, Emmanuelle L'Antivierge is highly episodic in form and remarkably well-photographed.

Excerpt from B+N located HERE

Posters

Theatrical Release:  December 15th, 1975

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Comparison:

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1) Anchor Bay - Region 1- NTSC - LEFT

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Thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Anchor Bay Screen captures!

 

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Distribution Anchor Bay - Region 1 - NTSC Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:31:15         1:31:22.643  
Video

2.29:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.21 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

2.35:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,047,472,334 bytes

Feature: 20,991,105,024 bytes

Video Bitrate:25.66 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate DVD:

Bitrate Blu-ray:

Audio

French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1556 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1556 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio French 1556 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1556 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

Subtitles English, None English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Anchor Bay

 

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.29:1



Edition Details:
•  'The Joys of Emmanuelle, Part 2' (16:9; 9:48)
• Six 30-second Radio Spots
• Poster & Still Gallery
• Sylvia Kristel Biographies
• International Trailer (16:9; 2:18)
• U.S. Trailer (16:9; 1:30)
•  Teaser Trailer (4:3; 0:49)

DVD Release Date: December 5th, 2006
Amaray
Chapters 24

Release Information:
Studio:
Kino

 

2.35:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,047,472,334 bytes

Feature: 20,991,105,024 bytes

Video Bitrate:25.66 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

• THE JOY OF EMMANUELLE PART 2 (09:48)
6 Radio Spot
• U.S. (01:31) and International Trailers (02:18)
• Teaser (0:50)
• Trailers for Emmanuelle (02:26) and Goodbye Emmanuelle (02:20)


Blu-ray Release Date:
April 9th, 2019
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 8

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

Kino Lorber present 1975's "Emmanuelle 2" on a single-layer Blu-ray. The 2.35:1 HD image is given a supportive bitrate. This seems to be sourced from a different print than the previous DVD, since even the framing is quite different. With the image now showing more on the right side of the frame, and less on the left (in some cases opening up the top of the frame slightly) the picture seems to now better represent the intended mise-en-scene, with figures being properly centered, giving the film a better symmetry (if it requires it.) Though certain scenes have the same level of soft-focus found in, the original, 1974 Emmanuelle, although the level of detail in the image is also greatly improved in 1080p, now showing finer features. Skintones have also seem more realistic, appearing warmer. There is a waxiness to the image but I think this is more a function of the style than the fault of the transfer.

Kino give the option of watching the film with either French or English 16-bit 2.0 DTS-HD Master audio. These tracks will suffice, though a 24-bit lossless option would have been appreciated. Dialogue is intelligible and the score is thanks to Francis Lai (
Rider on the Rain). There are optional English subtitles on this Region 'A' Blu-ray from Kino.

Some of the previous Anchor Bay extras are carried over here, with the 10-minute "The Joys of Emmanuelle, Part 2", radio spots, international and U.S. trailers. New here are trailers for "Emmanuelle" and "Goodbye Emmanuelle" which are also available from Kino Lorber.

"Emmanuelle 2" continues in the tradition of its predecessor, pushing soft-core boundaries to their limits amongst exotic locales. Fans should be pleased with this new
Blu-ray from Kino as it is certainly superior image-wise, when compared to the Anchor Bay DVD.

Colin Zavitz


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