Wicked Pictures' 2-Disc 'All About Anna' Streets Tomorrow

Tod Hunter
LOS ANGELES — Wicked Pictures will street the 2-disc Collectors Edition DVD of the crossover feature "All About Anna" tomorrow. The English language romantic comedy with hardcore sex scenes was directed by Jessica Nilsson and stars Gry Bay as Anna, with Thomas Raft, Eileen Daly and Ovidie.

Called “Scandinavian erotica by women for women and couples," the film made its North American theatrical debut as part of "Cinematic Sexualities Of The 21st Century," a month-long survey of global erotica sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Doc Films. Other films included in the survey were Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs" and Gaspar Noe's "Irreversible."

"All About Anna" received awards for Best Scandinavian Couples Film, Best Scandinavian Actor (Thomas Raft), and Best Selling Scandinavian Star (Gry Bay) — and Jessica Nilsson was also nominated for Best Director — at the Scandinavian Adult Awards, presented by the adult Internet portal Side6.dk.

The 2-disc Collectors Edition includes two different versions of the film: the Producers’ Cut and the Director’s Cut; commentaries by actors Gry Bay, Mark Stevens, Eileen Daly, and Ovidie; unedited sex scenes; photo gallery; trailer and TV ad; screenplay; synopsis; biographies; and press materials.

The North American DVD release of "All About Anna" coincides with the Jan. 22 announcement that the film’s co-production company, Zentropa, received a 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Live-Action Short for the film "At Night" executive produced by Peter Aalbæk Jensen, who also co-executive produced "All About Anna"

For more information, visit the "All About Anna" website and MySpace page.