Tiffany is a typical New York housewife whose life couldn’t be better. The only thing is, she’s sick of it and has decided that today she will break free from the shackles of mundanity and explore all of her pent up sexual desires. After leaving a parting note for her husband, Tiffany is off to see Betty, an experienced prostitute who gives her a chance to explore her sapphic side. However, it’s a visit to the wild goings on of New York’s favorite sex themed radio series, The Florence Nightingale Show, that really opens her eyes to the unlimited realm of sensual possibilities. But as each erotic experience becomes more outrageous than the last, Tiffany begins to wonder whether liberation truly is better than love.
A production long shrouded in authorial mystery, though ultimately revealed to have been secretly helmed by one of hardcore cinema’s most luminous auteurs, Radley Metzger (The Opening of Misty Beethoven), with assistance from one of France’s top makers of elegant erotic films, Gérard Kikoïne (Edge of Sanity), THE TALE OF TIFFANY LUST is a light hearted romantic comedy which stars one of France’s queens of sex cinema, Dominique Saint Claire (Aphrodesia’s Diary) along with America’s top names in hardcore: Veronica Hart (Roommates), Desiree Costeau (Ms. Magnificent), Vanessa Del Rio (Her Name Was Lisa), Samantha Fox (Babe), and George Payne (Blonde Ambition). Mélusine proudly brings this lost link between French and American hardcore to 4K UHD, exclusively restored in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative, also including, for the very first time on disc, its alternate “soft” version, which features numerous alternate, extended, and additional sequences along with a fresh interview with co-director Kikoïne who illuminates the wild history behind this maverick production.
directed by: Gérard Kikoïne, Radley Metzger
starring: Dominique Saint Claire, Veronica Hart, Desiree Costeau, Vanessa del Rio, Samantha Fox, and George Payne
1981 / 86 min / 1.66:1 / English Mono
- 2-disc Set: 4K Ultra HD + Region Free Blu-ray
- 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
- Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
- Alternate feature-length soft version of THE TALE OF TIFFANY LUST
- “Talking About the Tale of Tiffany Lust” – a conversation with director Gérard Kikoïne
- “The Locations of Tiffany Lust” – a now & then locations featurette
- Original theatrical trailer (Hard)
- Original theatrical trailer (Soft)
- Reversible cover artwork
- English SDH subtitles