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L'Immortelle [Blu-ray] (1963)

Françoise Brion , Jacques Doniol-Valcroze , Alain Robbe-Grillet  |  NR |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Françoise Brion, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
  • Directors: Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Black & White, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: April 1, 2014
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00I8Z4VIQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,665 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

In the wake of the success (and massive controversy) surrounding
Ken Russell s The Devils, numerous filmmakers rushed to create their
own Inquisition horror films, most of them inspired by the true story
of satanic possession and torture at the convent of Loudun. THE
DEMONS (Les démons) is Jess Franco s stellar entry in the
nunsploitation canon, with a degree of sadism and sexual explicitness
that overshadows its competitors.
The film begins with the torture and burning of an accused witch
who, before the flames consume her, manages to curse the principal
witchfinder and his minions. As a result, members of royalty and the
religious establishment are caused to suffer (or, some might say,
enjoy) a series of human depravities. Franco s camera lingers over
these episodes of torture, sex, and demon possession, and captures
them with a sense of tenderness that is both aesthetically pleasing
and deeply unsettling.
Previously unreleased on video in the U.S., this Redemption
edition has been mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative, and
represents the complete, uncensored version of the film.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery wrapped in riddle July 9, 2014
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His first shot at directing has similar tones as Last Year At Marienbad as beautiful, beguiling, and bewitching. Is she there and then she isn't as a tale of travels and escapades in ancient Istanbul. Does she? Or doesn't she? One of the 1st true mysteries as riddle wrapped as an enigma. Good stuff from 1963 if you have the heart and head to follow, you too can wind up confused and totally taken by this rapturous beauty. Started before he assisted Alain Resnais and finished sometime after completion of that project so this was three years in the making makes for near perfection as I see it. Go figure if you can.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wrong description of film. April 2, 2014
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The Amazon editorial review describes a film, but not this one. This is a strange movie and pretty boring mostly.
Don't buy it until you check it out online elsewhere.
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