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Jess Franco - the 1980s films coming to DVD

Discussion in 'DVD' started by R-T-C Tim, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. R-T-C Tim

    R-T-C Tim Well-Known Member

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    Good news for Jess Franco fans, and fans of ultra-obscure cinema.

    Severin-Film's Jess Franco collection will include a number of the infamous director's little known 1980s productions, beginning with Macumba Sexual (1983) and Mansion of the Living Dead (1985) on October 31st - restored from original negatives in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and with exlusive new interviews with Franco and Lina Romay.

    More information and cover-art here: http://mondo-esoterica.net/upcoming%...%20Franco.html

    Or see the official website: http://www.severin-films.com
     
  2. R-T-C Tim

    R-T-C Tim Well-Known Member

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    Streeting on Tuesday (31/Oct) on a great looking pair of DVDs, this duo of Franco's Golden era films makes for very interesting viewing - my reviews now up:

    Macumba Sexual (1981)
    Strange, surreal, twisted and sexually charged - Franco at his best here in a very effective film. Highly recommended to Franco fans.

    Mansion of the Living Dead (1982)
    An interesting film that boasts a mix of strong direction and atmosphere, with some rather unnecessary humour and sex. Of interest to Franco fans but not for newcomers.

    (note: reviews and films contain much nudity)
     
  3. Jeffrey:K

    Jeffrey:K Well-Known Member

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    I'd say Franco's Golden Era was long over by 1982. But these are welcome releases nonetheless.
     
  4. R-T-C Tim

    R-T-C Tim Well-Known Member

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    Actually, Golden Era refers to the fact that he was working for a film company called "Golden Films International".

    Personally I think his true "Golden Age" was back in the late 1960s/early 1970s working for Harry Alan Towers.
     
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    I will get both of these DVD's. One cannot get too much Franco [​IMG]
     
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    My copies arrived in the mail today so hopefully I'll get to them a tad bit later. I've enjoyed several of Franco's early 80s films and I hope more get released. As for his best period, I'll take 1969-75.
     
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    Okay, I'm going to claim that I was aware of this and was making a pun.
     
  8. R-T-C Tim

    R-T-C Tim Well-Known Member

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    Macumba Sexual was quite a revelation; Severin did a very nice job on it, and it's one of the more evocative Franco pictures I've seen.
     
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    Um, is "inconfessable" a word??? [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder why they aren't using the original title (EMANUELLE EXPOSED)????

    Having just watched my 84th Franco film (with 8 more sitting here), I'll pick these two up but they'll probably be rentals since I wasn't too pleased with the first two releases (great disc, poor films IMO).
     
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    I'd really like to see an uncut release of Franco's Bloody Moon.

    I know it's trashy, but very enjoyable all the same! Great keyboard-demo style disco soundtrack too...
     
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