All Ladies Do It

January 28, 2012 5 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

Diana (Claudia Knoll) is a beautiful woman with an explosive personality, but she is often forced to be more reserved, due to her husband Paolo (Paolo Lanza). He loves her, but doesn’t spend much time with her and while she is a sexual landslide waiting to happen, he isn’t usually able to keep up with her needs or wants. Although she loves him to no end, she does sometimes get involved in harmless little events and instead of keeping them to herself, she confesses to Paolo with unexpected results. He listens to these stories and becomes jealous, but in a good way and this spikes his sexual drive, so Diana gets some satisfaction from that. But once time has run out on that session, Diana has to wait until she has another set of events to reveal and in the meantime, she starts to get more dissatisfied. Her latest tale proves to be too much however, as Paolo refuses to go back with her and in turn, Diana decides to indulge all of her passions and for once in her life, experience all of her desires fulfilled. But when all is said and done, what will become of Diana and her former lifestyle?

As is to expected from a film by director Tinto Brass (Frivolous Lola, Caligula), All Ladies Do It is loaded with naked bodies, sex, and exploration of sexual mores. So if you’re a fan of Brass and his approach or you just love foreign erotic cinema, then chances are you’ll like this one, as has all the needed elements. But don’t assume that this is a low rent porn flick, as All Ladies Do It has a ton of style, some keen visual touches, and more than solid direction, much better production values than you’d expect from an erotic picture. But it has some of the usual erotic film trappings also, such as poor performances, so bad that it is hilarious dialogue, and an often incoherent, predictable premise, all in the name of naked women. I think genre fans expect those flaws however, so there is no reason to focus them in this review. If you ever tire of looking at the lovelies, you can always view the film as a comic piece and laugh at the dialogue, or wonder who was behind the musical soundtrack, which sounds like it was lifted from a Mentos commercial. In the end, I found All Ladies Do It to be a fun, worthwhile film and while mainstream audiences might not appreciate it, fans of Brass of erotic cinema will, I am sure.

Video: How does it look?

All Ladies Do It is presented in a widescreen transfer, which seems to be around 1.66:1, but I’m not sure of the specifics. As always, a new anamorphic widescreen transfer would have been welcome, but I am surprised to see any of the Brass films on Region 1 DVD, so I imagine the existing materials were used to conserve funds. As expected, the image has some print wear and grain, but this looks as good as I had hoped, which means it improves upon prior editions. I’ve not seen the import DVD, but when compared to other renditions, this one looks cleaner and sharper, quite a step up indeed. The colors look a tad faded at times, but still bright enough, while contrast is smooth and consistent also.

Audio: How does it sound?

A basic, but acceptable audio track is used here, which seems to handle the needs, but does little beyond the basics. The dialogue is clean and never seems to falter in the least, thanks to an absence of volume related hiccups. The hilarious and memorable music sounds good here also, while the sound effects run into no troubles, though they never tax the speakers much. I do wish an Italian language option was provided, but this disc features only an English language version, which is kind of a let down.

Supplements: What are the extras?

This disc includes no bonus materials.

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