With a recent reminder by the guys over at The Rialto Report, I remembered that a few months back I finally got my hands on an OG VHS copy of the Radley Metzger erotic film, Camille 2000 and that I needed to do a quick review of it here at Nostalgia King. I previously got hipped to this film’s soundtrack by the good brother Marsellus Wallace and had been on the hunt to catch the film outside either some how on the big screen or VHS. As recently reported by The Rialto Report, today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of filming so what better time to go back and drop a few jewels on this must see with an even more, must hear soundtrack composed by Piero Piccioni.
Loosely inspired by Alexandre Dumas fils ‘La dame aux camélias’, Camille 2000 tells the story of Marguerite, a beautiful, sensuous woman who is addicted to sex, drugs, and money. She is kept by a wealthy man, has a string of young lovers, and hosts wild orgies in her luxurious villa. When she falls in love with the handsome bachelor Armand, he insists on absolute fidelity. Armand’s controlling father soon intervenes to end the affair, triggering a tragic turn of events. – The Rialto Report
Peep the original trailer
The original soundtrack was composed by Piero Piccioni but wasn’t released until 1998 via the highly collectible Italian label, Easy Tempo who did an excellent job bringing it to vinyl. Both the film and soundtrack are recommended for those who love the finer things in life.