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Eugenie de Sade
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Prolific filmmaker Jess Franco (MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE, SADOMANIA) again brings the writings of the Marquis de Sade to bloody life with the aid of the sinister Paul Muller (EUGENIE...THE STORY OF HER JOURNEY INTO PERVERSION), and the beguiling beauty of Soledad Miranda (VAMPYROS LESBOS, SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) and Alice Arno (JUSTINE DE SADE). This twisted tale of the perverse has been remastered from its recently discovered original negative and is offered completely uncut and uncensored.
"Long On Dreamlike Atmosphere And Nonstop Eroticism And Violence!" -- Fangoria
"One Of Franco's Most Erotic Creations!" -- The Spinning Image
"The Most Faithful Adaptation Of The Works Of The Marquis De Sade Ever Brought To The Screen." -- The Manacoa Files
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Eugenie de Sade has an awful lot of what's to be expected in any Jesus Franco film. Ragged pans, halting zooms, a few sparsely furnished sets, nightclub scenes and Franco is an extended role. The very same elements appear in the director's many, many lesser films but with Eugenie de Sade he comes close to crafting a masterpiece. The film's success relies heavily on the tiny shoulders of doomed actress Soledad Miranda, who was to die in a car accident shortly after completion. Frequently seen in a crouching position, her knees to her pretty little face (although in some shots she looks much, much older than her 26 years), Miranda creates sexual tension by just being there.Read more ›
This dvd includes a 20 minute interview with the director where he discusses the film and how it came about. He also talks about Soledad Miranda and his history with her in films. The dvd that I received came with an lighter illustrated cover as opposed to the dark photo shown of Soledad Miranda. The back cover was the same as shown. The illustrated cover appears similar to the upper portion of the one used on French (2 dvd) set that also had "Justine de Sade".
As an aside, after watching the movie, I was curious to read the novella which focuses on the father separating the daughter from her mother and making the daughter despise her mother. The father begins incestuous relations with the daughter when she is about 17, and seems bent on defaming his virtuous wife at every turn. Only at the end does he realize that he has destroyed everything that was good in his life after he has fallen upon a misfortune.Read more ›
The transfer on the Blue Underground DVD looks fantastic.
The presentation of the film itself is also flawless. The picture quality is very good and much better than in the previous DVD releases of this movie.
It is too bad that in my opinion the same cannot be said abouth the extras. My main interest (in fact my most important motive to buy this DVD) is the Jess Franco interview (ca. 20 minutes). I expected him to talk about the film, how the production was approached, how the shooting went, the casting, anecdotes, whatever he remembered about the movie. And what do we learn? Almost nothing of it all. He talks about de Sade, how he discovered his writings and then of course there is the inevitable talk about Soledad Miranda. Don't get me wrong, I like her much, she was very pretty and she really got into her role here (alas the same cannot be said about her performance in "Count Dracula", the movie made prior to "Eugenie"; there she is pretty as a wax doll, but almost as lifeless). But he hardly says anything about her that has not been said before in other interviews. I must say that this absolute focusing on this actress at the expense of all other actors and actresses which contributed to the making of this movie is beyond my understanding. I guess it can only be explained with her untimely death.Read more ›
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A very good Franco film. If you like them, you will not be disappointed.Published 23 months ago by FMA
Father and daughter bounded with a common propensity for sadism and sexually motivated killings while indulged in incest, travel round Europe and fulfil their desires. Read morePublished on October 26, 2008 by Michael Kerjman