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Jess 'Jesus' Franco
« on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:09 »

I must admit that I'm not a fan of Jess Franco. I've nodded off more than a few times whilst watching his films. Saying that though I've enjoyed the hell out of many of his movies, I love his take on 'Dracula' starring Chris Lee, plus I didn't zone out when I watched 'Venus in Furs'...


Jess Franco. This is the place to say how you feel.... No room here for personal bitching, lets try and be grown up about this please?
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« Reply #1 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:13 »

While he's mad some fairly dire movies(Zombie Lake,Oasis of the Zombies etc) he's also made some fantastic ones with fairly good budgets like Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun which is a classic,also Les Demons with it's witchburning and inquisition subject matter and the great Erotic Rites of Frankenstein.
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« Reply #2 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:21 »

It's unfortunate that most people judge him on a few poor Eurociné produced movies, which were better distributed -thus more easy to come by - during the 80s and 90s than his far more accomplished movies.

Luckily though with the advent of DVD, Franco has become the most represented director in the world on disc. His best stuff for me is that of the last Sixties and most of his Seventies output. There's just something about his movies that has me hooked.
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Re: Jess 'Jesus' Franco
« Reply #3 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:25 »

I don't mind a bit of Jess.  Thought SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY and VAMPYROS LESBOS were class.  THE DEVIL CAME FROM AKASAVA and FLIGHT TO HELL weren't up there with the previous two but were good fun.    Oh and SADOMANIA is a sleazy as fuck WIP that in some parts has a spaghetti western vibe.  I haven't touched OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES....
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Re: Jess 'Jesus' Franco
« Reply #4 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:27 »

I think the film that unites casual fans of Jess Franco with the hardcore affiliates is 'Sinner'

Everyone likes 'Sinner', it's got the 'Blue Phantom' soundtrack plus the delights of Anne Libert, Jaqueline Libert, Mona Proust...
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« Reply #5 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:29 »

Thought SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY and VAMPYROS LESBOS were class. 
Agreed mate,also like Jack the Ripper and Justine with the great Klaus Kinski,i also don't mind some of his WIP efforts like Love Camp,99 Women etc.
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« Reply #6 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:37 »

Yeah I liked JACK THE RIPPER and 99 WOMEN (has a great title song as well).  Not seen JUSTINE but I'm sure I've got it.  Will have to check it out.

That said I watched BLUE RITA a few months back and I was bored.
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Re: Jess 'Jesus' Franco
« Reply #7 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:38 »

Luckily though with the advent of DVD, Franco has become the most represented director in the world on disc. His best stuff for me is that of the last Sixties and most of his Seventies output. There's just something about his movies that has me hooked.

What I find most exciting is the fact that I've not watched hardly any of Jess's output. I've read about them and heard all the flack that people give them... Just never got round to actually watching them for myself.
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« Reply #8 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:39 »

I think the film that unites casual fans of Jess Franco with the hardcore affiliates is 'Sinner'

Everyone likes 'Sinner', it's got the 'Blue Phantom' soundtrack plus the delights of Anne Libert, Jaqueline Libert, Mona Proust...
Never managed to see this,i remember the ultra collectable Go tape at fairs and it being way out of my price range.
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« Reply #9 on: 25 Oct 2007 - 21:43 »

Never managed to see this,i remember the ultra collectable Go tape at fairs and it being way out of my price range.

'Sinner' on GO! Is still a desirable tape, it's a good film though too.
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« Reply #10 on: 26 Oct 2007 - 01:35 »

Zombie Lake
that was Jean Rollin's debacle...under the pseudonym J.A. Lazer! 
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« Reply #11 on: 26 Oct 2007 - 01:41 »

Not seen JUSTINE but I'm sure I've got it.  Will have to check it out.
JUSTINE is my favorite all time Franco film.  It's kind of over-long though, so if you fall asleep the first time, definitely give it another chance!  Jack Palance is priceless (and completely drunk), and the whole film is pretty over the top with great characters.  A line-less Klaus Kinski plays the Marquis De Sade (he is shown for short parts of the film, before a new part of the story starts, pacing around, and acting completely weird in a prison cell).
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« Reply #12 on: 26 Oct 2007 - 08:27 »

Jack Palance completely drunk?  Sold!  :-\
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« Reply #13 on: 26 Oct 2007 - 08:55 »

I watched Girl from Rio last week.

I found myself snoozing off throughout. I had to brew a Nescafe to wake me up.

Saying that, he has done some great little numbers.
I always get confused by why he prefers to speak French rather than his native Spanish.
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« Reply #14 on: 26 Oct 2007 - 09:35 »

that was Jean Rollin's debacle...under the pseudonym J.A. Lazer!  
You're right mate,i always associate this with Franco for some reason though i think he had some involvement.
Jack Palance completely drunk?  Sold!  :-\
He's hilarious,proper overacting and being very loud :-\
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