[excerpt from IMDB - Author: Rod Evan from Amsterdam, Netherlands]
This is an excellent film, with an unfortunate and misguided bad reputation. Partly because Jancso antagonised the critics by including explicit (for its time) sex when they had been used to more political content. Jancso used the sexuality in his film to point out that we live in a repressive society and showed that the characters in his film were willing, up until the point of death, to live out their free attitudes towards sexuality. This was and still is a subversive issue as sexuality still seems to need some dismal excuse for inclusion in non-pornographic films. In this film Jancso was bold enough to present eroticism within a deliberately anarchic context. Contrary to other readers comments this film is neither boring nor rubbish. The fact also that it has homosexual imagery disturbs a lot of narrow minded viewers, but there again Jancso showed these images to represent a multi-sexual utopia. This utopia of course in the film had to be destroyed. You cannot get more political than that.
Lajos Balázsovits ... Crown Prince Rudolf
Pamela Villoresi ... Sofia
Franco Branciaroli ... Duke
Teresa Ann Savoy ... Baroness Mary Vetsera
Laura Betti ... Therese
Ivica Pajer ... General
Ilona Staller ... Woman in orgy (Cicciolina)
Vhs-Rip / XviD 638kbps / mp3 48Hz 96kbps / 352 x 288 pixels
Language: English dubbed / Subs: brazilian portuguese
A bitlord release 4 makingoff.org
The quality of the Vhs copy was so-so, and so is the ripped .avi file, but it is perfectly watchable.
Please, help us seeding this rare movie at least to the double ratio.