Tinto Brass s first major film since the notorious Caligula stars Frank Finlay as a man who is terrified of losing his voluptuous wife Teresa (Stefania Sandrelli) because he is unable to satisfy her sexually. He arranges for her to have an affair, by taking erotic photographs of her and asking her would-be lover to develop them. Meanwhile, he keeps abreast of her burgeoning relationship by reading her diary, in the full knowledge that she in turn is reading his...
One of Brass s most critically acclaimed films, The Key is also one of his most elegant, with wintry Venetian locations, a beautiful Ennio Morricone score and a strong sense of period - it s set in 1940, just before Mussolini s Italy entered World War II.
However, it also unmistakably shows the path that Brass would eventually follow, with startlingly graphic sex scenes for a supposedly respectable film cast with serious actors.
- High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD Presentation of the film in widescreen for the first time!
- Optional English and Italian audio
- Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian audio
- Original Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly illustrated artwork by The Red Dress
- Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tinto Brass scholar Alexander Tuschinski, illustrated with rare production stills
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Italian ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Blu-Ray & DVD Combo, Booklet, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Special Edition, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: In 1940, a couple celebrate the 20th anniversary of their wedding, but neither of them is fully satisfied with the sexual side of their relationship. Nino (Frank Finlay) and Teresa Rolfe (Stefania Sandrelli) both keep secret diaries in which they reveal their wildest fantasies - Nino wants his far younger wife to become less inhibited and to this end he tries to engineer an affair between her and their daughter's fiancane, Laslo. ...The Key ( 1983 ) ( La chiave ) (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)