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03 May 2013

Vinegar Syndrome leafs through THE TELEPHONE BOOK (review)

Sarah Kennedy (Stephanie Rothman's THE WORKING GIRLS) plays Alice, a young woman who falls in love with "the world's most obscene phone call" in Nelson Lyon's forgotten 1971 film THE TELEPHONE BOOK, one of the last mainstream American films to receive an X-rating.  Determined to find a man she only knows as John Smith, she takes to the telephone book and searches Manhattan only to meet up with increasingly bizarre and sexually perverted characters.  Jill Clyburgh (LA LUNA), William Hickey (PRIZZI'S HONOR), Barry Morse (TV's THE FUGITIVE), Dolph Sweet (TV's GIMME A BREAK), and Andy Warhol favorites Ondine and Ultra Violet also star.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray and Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

THE TELEPHONE BOOK Blu-ray/DVD combo:
  • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 AVC-MPEG4 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • DVD:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Audio Commentary by producer Merwin Bloch
    • Original Trailer
    • HOT NUMBER reissue trailer
    • Still Gallery
    • Radio Spots

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