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Ooh La La! Fun Euro-Sleaze Thriller!,
This review is from: French Sex Murders (DVD)
FRENCH SEX MURDERS (1972) is a heady Eurocult stew as only exploitation-meister Dick Randall could come up with! The film is a giallo (one of my favorite sub-genres) in the tradition of Mario Bava's BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, Paolo Cavara's BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA, and Andrea Bianchi's later film, STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER. The cast is amazing: you have Anita Ekberg, Rosalba Neri, Jess Franco veteran Howard Vernon, Barbara Bouchet, Evelyne Kraft, and Bogart-lookalike Robert Sacchi. As for the plot itself, it concerns the murders of several ladies of the evening with one bizarre twist at the end! The visual effects are by Carlo Rambaldi, who would go on to work on Dario Argento's DEEP RED and the legendary films ALIEN and E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL among others! Plus, the editing was done by none other than Bruno Mattei, who would go on to unleash the most prolific bad-movie ripoffs in Italian cinema during the 1980's, such as HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD and RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR!
Mondo Macabro did a fine job with this DVD; they assembled the longest possible cut from various sources and it looks great. Two deleted scenes are included, both of which explain the motivations of central characters. We also get a documentary on Mr. Randall, a stills gallery, and a trailer reel for other Mondo Macabro products! Highly recommended!