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(aka "Summer Night"  or "Summer Night with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil" or "Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico")

 

directed by Lina Wertmüller
Italy 1986

 

Summer Night is Lina Wertmuller's outrageous, and outrageously funny, response to her own Swept Away, updated with the politics and conspicuous consumption of the 1980s. Mariangela Melato (Swept Away) stars as Signora Bolk, a self-made tycoon interested in ecological preservation. She is fed up with the terrorists who poach Italy s rich beauty, and as part of a crazy retaliation scheme she hires a former CIA agent to abduct the number one violator, Giuseppe Beppe Catania (Michele Placido). Catania is taken to her villa on a private island where he insists that as a man, he cannot go without sex. She relents and hires two prostitutes to pleasure him. Blindfolded and chained, Beppe realizes that the third woman is none other than the woman who kidnapped him and agrees to pay the $100 million but only with a twist.

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Theatrical Release: 31 October 1986 (Italy)

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Comparison:

Koch Lorber - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Kino Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Koch Lorber DVD Screen Caps!

1) Koch Lorber - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT

2) Kino Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray RIGHT

 

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Distribution

Koch Lorber

Region 1 - NTSC

Kino Lorber
Region 'A' -
Blu-ray
Runtime 1:38:09 1:38:59.558
Video

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.72 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 22,842,799,675 bytes

Feature: 18,474,547,200 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Total Video Bitrate: 21.49 Mbps

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

Bitrate:

 

Koch Lorber

 

Bitrate:

 

Kino Lorber Blu-ray

 

Audio Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 2000 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2000 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Subtitles English, none English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Koch Lorber

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
� Koch Lorber Catalogue

DVD Release Date:
Amaray

Chapters 18
 

Release Information:
Studio:
Kino

 

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 22,842,799,675 bytes

Feature: 18,474,547,200 bytes

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Total Video Bitrate: 21.49 Mbps


Edition Details:

Booklet with essay by Simon Abrams
Trailers
 

Standard Blu-ray case

Blu-ray Release Date: September 19th, 2017

Chapters:
8

 

 

Comments

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

ADDITION: Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray October 17': Kino's new Blu-ray is another of the restored Wertmuller transfers. It shows more detail than the DVD - which has some edge-enhancement, the 1080P image is brighter and has more information in the frame - on all 4 edges. The HD visuals can be a bit green but look strong in-motion. The higher resolution gives a superior presentation with the beautiful locations and Camillo Bazzoni's cinematography.

Kino use a DTS-HD Master (24-bit) 2.0 channel transfer in the original Italian. Not many strong effects in the film but a supportive score credited to Pino D'Angiò and Lello Greco (the latter his only film credit.) There are optional English subtitles on the Region 'A'-locked Blu-ray disc.

Not much in the way of extras - some Lina Wertmüller trailers and the package has a booklet with essay by Simon Abrams.

Another interesting film playing upon the male/female power-sex themes. The Blu-ray  is certainly the way to view it. For the director's fans - recommended!

 -Gary + Eric

 


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Distribution

Koch Lorber

Region 1 - NTSC

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Region 'A' -
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