Here’s a bit of news that will make Ruggero Deodato fans smile: RaroVideo’s U.S. divi­sion will be giv­ing the director’s ear­ly film Waves Of Lust a prop­er domes­tic DVD release.  This thriller takes place aboard a yacht and presents the view­er with a sure­fire cock­tail of psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller ele­ments and sex.  It also boasts an all-star cast of ‘70s Italian exploita­tion favorites like Al Cliver, John Steiner and Silvia Dionisio.  Read on for the ear­ly seaside sex & psy­chosis details, plus a recap of upcom­ing releas­es from RaroVideo U.S…

RUGGERO DEODATO’S (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, LIVE LIKE A COP DIE LIKE A MAN) WAVES OF LUST COMES TO DVD JULY 31 FROM RAROVIDEO

(Hollywood, CA and Rome, Italy) Hailed by cinephiles for expert­ly restor­ing rare films by influ­en­tial film­mak­ers and pub­lish­ing them with com­pelling extras, Italian Film Boutique RaroVideo announces RUGGERO DEODATO’S WAVES OF LUST DVD release on July 31, 2012.

It is a film that ranks with the best of Deodato’s out­put like Cannibal Holocaust and The Washing Machine. Highly rec­om­mend­ed.” 10KBULLETS
“Deodato’s instincts proved right, Waves of Lust is an enter­tain­ing sex flick and an engag­ing thriller and it deliv­ers a very enjoy­able romp mak­ing fine use of the con­fined spaces of the yacht, while gen­er­at­ing some real heat with plen­ty of nudi­ty and teas­ing sex.” DVD TALK

WAVES OF LUST (1975) A superb exam­ple of Deodato’s work not to be missed by fans of Italian sex/crime/thrillers. A shock­ing and fright­en­ing ver­sion of Polanski’s Knife in the Water. Two care­free young­sters, Irem and Barbara (Al Cliver and Silvia Dionisio), are invit­ed for a week­end cruise on a yacht owned by Giorgio, a ruth­less and cyn­i­cal indus­tri­al­ist, who is mar­ried to Silvia, a dis­turbed wom­an who allows her­self to be phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly abused by him. Silvia then forms a love tri­an­gle with Irem and Barbara who con­spire again­st Giorgio, whose misog­y­ny and para­noia push­es him over the edge into mur­der. RELEASE DATE: JULY 31, 2012

RAROVIDEO’S 2012 U.S. RELEASE SCHEDULE:
FERNANDO DI LEO’S MADNESS – AUGUST
GIORGIO FERRONI’S THE NIGHT OF THE DEVILS – SEPTEMBER
FRANCESCO ROSI’S MANY WARS AGO – OCTOBER
ROBERTO ROSELLINI’S GENERAL DELLA ROVERE – NOVEMBER
THE FERNANDO DI LEO BOX SET VOL. 2 — DECEMBER

Antonioni’s The Vanquished, Fellini’s The Clowns, Pasolini’s The Anger, Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man, Body Puzzle, Come Have Coffee With Us, The Overcoat, Murder Obsession, The Secret of Dorian Gray, Crime of Love, To Be Twenty, Conversation Piece, The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Plot of Fear, Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show and The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection are all avail­able now from RaroVideo U.S.