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Contest Giveaway: 3 Copies Of Kino Classics The Lina Wertmüller Collection Box Set

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 12, 2012 at 2:24PM

Yes, summer is a great time to get away to the multiplex to see the latest in Hollywood spectacle. But if you're not feeling like dealing with the crowds, sticky floors, audiences or even the heat on the way to and from the theater, why not kick back at home and catch up on some classic cinema you might have missed? Kino Classics can certainly fill that void, as later this month they'll be releasing the Lina Wertmüller Collection boxset featuring "The Seduction of Mimi" (1972), "Love & Anarchy" (1973) and "All Screwed Up" (1974) on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Kino Classics Releases The Lina Wertmüller Collection

Yes, summer is a great time to get away to the multiplex to see the latest in Hollywood spectacle. But if you're not feeling like dealing with the crowds, sticky floors, audiences or even the heat on the way to and from the theater, why not kick back at home and catch up on some classic cinema you might have missed? Kino Classics can certainly fill that void, as later this month they'll be releasing the Lina Wertmüller Collection boxset featuring "The Seduction of Mimi" (1972), "Love & Anarchy" (1973) and "All Screwed Up" (1974) on DVD and Blu-ray.

Acclaimed as one of the leading filmmakers of the 1970s, Wertmüller demonstrates her equal skills at both rollicking comedy and rich drama with this trio of classics made during the height of her career. "The Seduction of Mimi" is a raucous sex comedy and a blistering satire of Italy in the 1970s that takes aim at a corrupt government, compromised labor leaders and the neanderthal sexual politics of men in power, with uproarious results. Meanwhile, "Love & Anarchy" is a subversive comedy that plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini. And finally, "All Screwed Up" is an anarchically outrageous comedy that skewers the illusion of upward mobility with exuberant and biting performances from Luigi Diberti and Nino Bignamini, it's a comedy whose laughs stick in your throat.

In short, there's no better time to get aquainted with the filmmaker and now's your chance. We've got a few copies of the box set to give away on either Blu-ray or DVD. For a chance to win, enter the contest over here at the Kino website. The Lina Wertmüller Collection Boxset hits stores on June 19th.

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