View Full Version : USA: Matt Cimber's Butterfly comes to DVD
11-08-2008, 05:50 PM
For the first time ever, Matt Cimber's 1981 drama starrring Pia Zadora and Stacy Keach comes to DVD courtesy of Industrial Entertainment. The release date is September 30, 2008.
Butterfly: amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D27GIS/ref=nosim?tag=mondoerotico)
11-08-2008, 06:29 PM
Good to see this coming to DVD, there was a dodgy DVD going around which seemed to be mastered from VHS.
12-08-2008, 10:15 PM
I know that this is generally regarded as a pretty dreadful piece of "erotica", which makes me all the more eager to add it to my collection.
I've always had time for Matt Cimber though, both The Candy Tangerine Man and The Witch Who Came From The Sea are good, underrated efforts.
13-08-2008, 08:36 AM
It's no masterpiece, but certainly better than its reputation. Stacy Keach is particularly good in it, and there's a wonderful Ennio Morricone score. If Pia Zadora hadn't appeared in it I don't think the criticial reaction would have been so nasty.
13-08-2008, 03:45 PM
I remember this getting a pretty high profile release at the time, but haven't gotten round to seeing it. Looking the film up, I was surprised to find Pia Zadora won a Golden Globe for 'Best Newcomer' with this film, and it proved VERY controversial as the film hadn't yet been screened in the US... here's a bit about it:
"They say that money can't buy you love, but apparently, it can buy you a Golden Globe Award. Business mogul Meshulam Riklis, who was Mr. Pia Zadora at the time, not only financed Butterfly, but also paid for the pricy ad campaign that would win his wife the Golden Globe for "Best New Star of the Year"."
...anyone know the full story behind this?
13-08-2008, 03:56 PM
Ah - found a related article here:
13-08-2008, 04:40 PM
Shock Cinema ran an interview a few years ago with Matt Cimber, and he claimed that BUTTERFLY went down really well at its Cannes screening, and all the critics were positive, but once it was released in the States it was torn to shreds, no doubt by the Golden Globe controversy. As I say, it's no masterpiece, but not as bad as its reputation suggests.
20-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Give me Hundra anyday of the week.Mind you this film has a very strong cast.
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