A company called One 7 has just announced a couple of DVD releases for May 6th with one of them being 1972’s REAL DECAMERON. Starring Rosalba, this was released under a variety of titles including TALES OF VITERBURY & THE SEXBURY TALES and was one of many (with most being painfully unfunny) Italian sex comedies that flooded the international markets during the 1970’s (with many of them having DECAMERON in the title after Pasolini’s huge hit in 1971).
Based upon a series of novellas published in 14th century Italy by Giovanni Boccaccio, they were a series of short love stories told by a group of people taking refuge in villa to escape the Black Death (with the movie versions no doubt playing up the more bawdy aspects in the form of undressed Italian starlets). It’s advertised as being presented 1:85 and widescreen. The above screen caps of Rosalba in the film are from an Italian TV broadcast which was obtained from Cinemageddon (and they do illustrate some definite ..."highlights" of the plot).
The other DVD being released is a LA MALDICION DE LA BESTIA (CURSE OF THE BEAST). One of the Paul Naschy Waldemar Daninsky wolfman films, it was originally released in 1971 and is also known as WEREWOLF AND THE YETI & NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST (although this DVD release looks to be simply titled WEREWOLF). One of the more gorier & nudity filled entries in the series mixing in pirates (!), vampire women (!!) and best of all a yeti (!!!) with the Spanish Pyrenees mountains filling in for the Alps.
Although depending on their presentation these might both be welcome releases, however the legality of the WEREWOLF DVD has been called in to question on several internet forums and there are rumors that it's simply going to be a “borrowed” transfer from a recently released Spanish DVD.