Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Radley Metzger's The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann Special Edition

What an amazing time to be a Radley Metzger fan! With new special editions out of Score, The Lickerish Quartet and The Image out on DVD and Blu-Ray it's been one great release after another. Perhaps the most exciting releases though are yet to come with Distribpix gearing up to release Metzger's legendary 'Henry Paris' films completely uncut and loaded with extras. First up is Metzger's 1974 'Paris' shot work The Private Afternoon's of Pamela Mann. Distribpix's edition will be arriving within the upcoming weeks in a double-disc set offering the rare film up completely uncut in a brand-new HD transfer from an original 35 mm print. Extras on the extremely impressive sounding set include a documentary including outtakes, deleted scenes, alternative footage and more! There are also interviews with stars Eric Edwards and Georgina Spelvin plus a full-length commentary track with Metzger himself. Details on all the extras, plus screenshots, can be found at Distribpix's (NSFW) official site and blog. This is truly a magical time for Radley Metzger fans and this DVD of The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann is a huge and important release.


Daniel Orion Davis said...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Jeremy! I've recently been developing a huge appreciation for Metzger's films after watching Score and The Image. And you're right, getting into him now is great because there's positively an embarrassment of riches in terms of top-notch releases. If these new editions of the Paris films are half as good as what Cult Epics has been putting out this year that'll be terrific.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks so much Daniel! It truly is a great time to be a Metzger fan! I am especially excited about the special edition of THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN that is on the horizon!

dfordoom said...

The Lickerish Quartet is my favourite Metzger film so I'll certainly have to grab that one. And The Opening of Misty Beethoven is probably going to be a must-buy as well. I may even get them on Blu-Ray if I can get my all-region player up and running. I own both on DVD but the earlier DVD releases were pretty terrible.

And I've never seen The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann so I guess that one goes on the shopping list as well. There are a couple of his early movies I haven't seen either, like The Dirty Girls. It would be nice to see them released as well.