Tag: Jess Franco

BR: Count Dracula / Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (1970)

BR: Count Dracula / Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (1970)

March 25, 2016 | By

Jess Franco’s Count Dracula is an example of what happens when certain parameters designed to bolster a production’s salability reduce a filmmaker, known for sex and violence and trippy perversions, to a hired gun, and a bored one at that…

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Film: Umbracle (1970)

Film: Umbracle (1970)

March 25, 2016 | By

During the filming of Jess Franco’s Count Dracula (1970), experimental filmmaker Pere Portabello was engaged to direct a making-of documentary, titled Cuadecuc, vampir (1971), and sometime before, during, or after, it seems star Christopher Lee was snagged to appear in a few scenes which Portabello edited into a feature film…

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Jess Franco’s Bloody Moon + other merry sexploitation misadventures

Jess Franco’s Bloody Moon + other merry sexploitation misadventures

July 26, 2014 | By

A triple-threat of Jess Franco sleaze: reviews of Bloody Moon (1981) on Blu and Devil Hunter (1980) on DVD from Severin Films + Franco’s Linda (1981), and quick thoughts on Solar Crisis, Richard C. Sarafian’s orphan epic sci-fi flick that sort of popped up in a related news report this week.

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BR: Bloody Moon / Die Säge des Todes (1981)

BR: Bloody Moon / Die Säge des Todes (1981)

July 26, 2014 | By

Although promised by German producers he’d have a top American special effects whiz and a score by Pink Floyd (!), after agreeing to make Bloody Moon, Jess Franco discovered the only truth in their sales pitch was the casting of actress Olivia Pascal…

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DVD: Devil Hunter / Sexo-Canibal (1980)

DVD: Devil Hunter / Sexo-Canibal (1980)

July 26, 2014 | By

The second of Severin Films’ Jess Franco-Video Nasty couplet (after Bloody Moon) is this wan tale of a kidnapping gone awry when crooks lose their meal ticket (and sexual pin-cushion) on an island populated by a cannibal cult that periodically offer up the other white meat to a flesh-eating freak…

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DVD: How to Seduce a Virgin / Plaisir à trois (1974)

DVD: How to Seduce a Virgin / Plaisir à trois (1974)

February 10, 2014 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / H   Film: Very Good / DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Mondo Macabro/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: October 8, 2013 Genre: Erotica / Drama Synopsis: After her recent release from a deep psychiatric care, a Libertine-styled countess goes back to ver evil ways, trainer […]

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