Horror Digital Forum  

Go Back   Horror Digital Forum > The Niche's Corner > High Definition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2013, 02:20 AM   #16
zbinks
!OXOMOXO! ƎYƎ AM THE “I”
 
zbinks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,269
Fourteen Jess Franco Films Heading to Blu-ray

Fourteen Jess Franco Films Heading to Blu-ray

Quote:
Originally Posted by blu-ray.com
Cult label Redemption Films has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray fourteen films directed by Jess Franco. Amongst the films that will get the HD treatment are A Virgin Among the Living Dead a.k.a Christine, Princess of Eroticism (1973), The Demons (1973), The Awful Dr. Orloff (1962), The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1972), Nightmares Come at Night (1970), and the never before released Les Chatouilleuses a.k.a Crazy Nuns (1975).

Exact technical specs and supplemental features to be included with these upcoming releases are yet to be revealed.
zbinks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 03:33 AM   #17
MorallySound
There is no magic.
 
MorallySound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by zbinks View Post
THIS NEWS IS AWESOME!!!!

I currently have about 46 Franco films, and of those newly announced titles above the only one I currently own is The Demons, and even then that one's a bootleg DVD.

All of these I'm placing pre-orders for the day they are available to do so.
__________________
"Things only seem to be magic. There is no real magic. There's no real magic ever." - Martin

Videonomicon | Mantis in Black Lace | Vimeo | Instagram | Letterboxd | Tumblr | Twitter | Reel to Reel | DVD Aficionado
MorallySound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #18
bruce h
Editor - CINEMA ARCANA
 
bruce h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 2,246
Some really good choices, too -- I'm especially excited about EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN, which I didn't know they had a deal for. (The rest are Eurocine licenses.) Its prior US DVD was a clothed version; let's hope Redemption finally gives it the release it deserves!
bruce h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #19
russweiss
Maniac
 
russweiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 971
Great news. Really looking forward to Demons and Erotic Rites of Frankenstein.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Demons 1972 Italian.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	456.5 KB
ID:	6317   Click image for larger version

Name:	Demons 1972 French.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	427.2 KB
ID:	6318   Click image for larger version

Name:	Erotic Rites of Frankenstein lobby Mexico 4.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	492.2 KB
ID:	6319  
russweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #20
satans-sadists
Humanitarian
 
satans-sadists's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 5,351
I still don't have any Franco on Blu-ray, but this is great news. Plan on getting a number of these.
satans-sadists is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #21
bruce h
Editor - CINEMA ARCANA
 
bruce h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 2,246
A new Franco blu coming from Severin, the never-released-in-the-U.S. HOT NIGHTS OF LINDA (1975), due October 8th:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

From their website:
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Plus Exclusive Bootleg DVD Of French Hard Banana Version!

When writer/director Jess Franco died in April 2013, cinema lost its legendary master of Euro-Cult. Now in memory of his extraordinary 50+ year career, Severin is proud to present one of his most notorious slabs of über-sleaze: Alice Arno (of JUSTINE DE SADE fame) stars as a secretary sent to the seaside estate of a depraved millionaire, his nymphomaniac daughter (Franco’s beloved muse Lina Romay), her invalid cousin and their grunting houseboy. But when her day’s work ends, a nightmare of depraved new duties will begin! Paul Muller (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) costars in this Uncle Jess jaw-dropper packed with incest, lesbianism, sadism and murder, restored from a 35mm print discovered in a Barcelona bordello, loaded with Bonus Features and presented in high definition for the first time ever!

* BONUS DISC (Limited to first 2500 Copies) French Hard Banana Version
* Hot Nights - Exclusive interview with Director Jess Franco
* Jess and Lina talk LINDA - Exclusive interview with Director Jess Franco and Star Lina Romay
* Fantasticfest Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation to Jess Franco
* NIGHTMARE USA/BEYOND TERROR author Stephen Thrower on LINDA
* Out-takes
* Trailer



More about the bonus disc from their blog:
1975 was a prolific year for Jess Franco in arguably his greatest filmmaking era. But giving one of his more outstanding works from that time its global disc debut has not been an easy road. Those familiar with the complicated history of THE HOT NIGHTS OF LINDA aka BUT WHO RAPED LINDA? aka EROTIC DREAMS aka HAPPINESS IN SIN aka COME CLOSE, BLOND EMMANUELLE know that there are two very different ‘official’ versions of the film (let’s not get into the various censored versions of those versions that have surfaced over the years). There’s the 80 minute BUT WHO RAPED LINDA? soft-core release version, which was Franco’s preferred cut and the longest version out there, and the controversial French release LES NUITS BRŪLANTES DE LINDA which runs slightly shorter at just over 78 minutes. The latter version contains a number of alternate sex scenes, including the infamous full brutal banana sequence. These harder sex scenes and alternate nude scenes are not inserts shot by another director at a later date, these sequences were shot by Franco.

We have newly transferred the full BUT WHO RAPED LINDA? version from a rare archive 35mm release print, which thankfully was in good enough condition to scan in hi-def for Blu-ray presentation. Whereas only a collector’s analog tape was available to us for the NUITS BRŪLANTES French version. We commissioned an English translation of the dialog on this version so that it can be presented with English subtitles for the first time. Frankly the picture and sound quality are not great so we are making a strictly limited edition of 2500 which will contain not only the regular Blu-ray/DVD combo of BUT WHO RAPED LINDA? but also an extra bonus DVD containing LES NUITS BRŪLANTES DE LINDA.

Last edited by bruce h; 07-25-2013 at 11:00 AM.
bruce h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 02:03 AM   #22
bruce h
Editor - CINEMA ARCANA
 
bruce h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 2,246
HOT NIGHTS OF LINDA reviewed at Mondo Digital:

http://mondo-digital.com/hotlinda.html



Also worth noting that Erwin Dietrich has started releasing his Franco holdings on German / Austrian blu ray -- the first being JACK THE RIPPER (1976). I grabbed mine from DiabolikDVD last week; hardly had a chance to watch much, but so far it looks pretty darn good!

http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/...l-Region).html

bruce h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #23
bruce h
Editor - CINEMA ARCANA
 
bruce h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 2,246
HOT NIGHTS OF LINDA at Rock!Shock!Pop!

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/c...ights-of-linda

And DVD Drive-In

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e...linda75blu.htm

and Blu-Ray.com

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ho.../73551/#Review



Also worth noting that there are three more releases in the "Jess Franco Golden Goya Collection" from Germany's Ascot Elite: ILSA THE MAD BUTCHER, WOMEN IN CELL BLOCK 9, and DORIANA GRAY. I picked them up from DiabolikDVD over the weekend; ILSA THE MAD BUTCHER may be the best looking Franco blu yet! Some of the scenes seriously look brand new.


Last edited by bruce h; 10-29-2013 at 04:25 PM.
bruce h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 02:29 PM   #24
bruce h
Editor - CINEMA ARCANA
 
bruce h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 2,246
Rock!Shock!Pop! on ILSA THE MAD BUTCHER

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/c...he-Mad-Butcher

bruce h is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1999-2014 Horrordvds.com

No text or images from this site may be reprinted or used elsewhere without express consent from Horrordvds.com