Countess Perverse (Original Director's Cut)
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Franco's films from this era are mostly gothic nightmares that occur in broad daylight, a feat not easily accomplished, as an unbending rule in this genre is to have the ghoulish goings-on transpire at night, when shadows and darkness allow our minds to fill in the blanks as we individually see fit. Jess offers up evil deeds that can't be misconstrued as something else, which at times are both blessing and curse. But his bravado must be admired even when it fails, yet here it rarely does. The same goes for 'Sinner: Diary of a Nymphomaniac' from the same year, both gleaming examples of Jess working full throttle, delivering feverish flesh-feasts for the fetishistic fanbase he's cultivated through the decades. Unburdened by the narrative chains of traditional film, story scenes cut and change once an idea is entertained without bother for details and extraneous dialogue - they are the cinematic equivalents of a 'Creepy' or 'Eerie' magazine story from the same era, and about as deep, but that's not meant as criticism.Read more ›
At the film's start, a male & female couple spy an unconscious woman's naked body lying at surfs edge on the beach. After they scoop her up and take her to their apartment she regains consciousness and tells her horrifying tale of encountering a pair of wealthy sadists on a local island and her eventual escape from them. Too bad for her though that the pair who 'rescued' her are actually in league with the devious island dwellers and they drug her and return her to them. The procurers then turn their sites on a fresh victim and the lovely Marie (played by, then ingenue, Lina Romay) falls into their clutches. After first seducing her, they then take her to 'the island' and introduce her to the wicked libertine couple over a meal that consists totally of huge hunks of a delicious 'mysterious' meat.Read more ›
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I'm on the fence about this film.
I've heard about Jess Franco's movies for years, but this was the first one I've seen. Read more
Another intended replacement for a bootlegged copy of a Jess Franco movie, where in the end my old bootleg serves as a companion to it; I'm really happy with Mondo Macabro's NTSC... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sykodjiuia
This movie is in a foreign language, which did not appear in the synopsis. While the subtitles are ok, when not expecting them it is a little frustrating.Published on October 21, 2013 by Stephen M.
Some filthy rich people who've experienced all the world has to offer makes some people capture (trick) young, beautiful women to take to their private island where they are winded... Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Francis Boring
Jess Franco and Dario Argento are my cinematic idols. "What!", you exclaim. How can anyone compare the devastatingly awesome visual style of Argento with the often workmanlike... Read morePublished on November 30, 2012
If you're in the mood to watch a "Most Dangerous Game"-esque flick that involves women bowhunting humans, look no further. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by MP Johnson