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Old 04-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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RIP Jess Franco

This was just brought to my attention.

http://www.fangoria.com/new/rest-in-...nco-1930-2013/

Another one of the genre greats has passed on.

(and maybe I should have posted this in the Euro horror section, but well....)
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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Sucks. Francos work is very underrated IMO. Maybe now he will get some more respesct as a director.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Oh no! RIP.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Sad news. Jess Franco was one of the Greats! From Great Horror and Sleaze Classics, he was a fine Director who was often overlooked. I'm proud to say that many of the Movies in Collection are from Franco! He had a style all his own, and watching one of Franco's Films was always an experience. RIP Jess Franco, you will be missed.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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Very saddened to wake up to this news this morning. Jesús Franco Manera is, and will always be, my favourite filmmaker. A huge loss to cinema, Franco was an auteur unlike any other, an outsider who lived and breathed filmmaking and would not compromise his commitment to the camera no matter if he had a budget or not. If there is an afterlife of some kind, I hope he's still making movies and is reunited with Soledad and Lina and Howard and everyone else he captured with his lens.



RIP Jesús Franco Manera.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Will have to dust off some Franco flicks this weekend. RIP
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #7
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Pretty huge loss for the world of cult cinema. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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Maybe its time for me to check out some Franco movies, what are some of his horror ones?


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Old 04-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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Maybe its time for me to check out some Franco movies, what are some of his horror ones?


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How much time do you got, buddy?

I have a ton of his movies, but the only one I've seen that is revered at all is Virgin Among the Living Dead, which I enjoyed. I really need to watch my DVDs of Vampyros Lesbos. I've seen more of his stinkers, unfortunately. Not enough hours in the day!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #10
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R.I.P.

I personally own just three of his films, but there's a ton of his films that I still have yet to see.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #11
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He has a lot of stinkers, but even in those you kind find some value.

Other than the ones already mentioned Venus in Furs, Diabolical Dr. Z, Succubus, Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion, Eugenie de Sade, Lorna, Female Vampire, Erotic Rites of Frankentsein, and Bloody Moon are some of my Franco favs. There are a bunch others I enjoy, but these are the ones that get the most rotation in my players.

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Most well known would be Oasis of the Zombies, Bloody Moon, Devil Hunter, Faceless, Jack the Ripper and Virgin Among the Living Dead.
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Maybe its time for me to check out some Franco movies, what are some of his horror ones?


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Here's a somewhat complete list of his horror (and horror-related) films since a lot of his films were re-titled and re-edited in various forms and countries:

The Awful Dr. Orlof
Blind Target
The Blood of Fu Manchu
The Bloody Judge
Bloody Moon
Bram Stoker's Count Dracula
Broken Dolls
Cannibals
The Castle of Fu Manchi
The Corpse Packs His Bags
Countess Perverse
Daughter of Dracula (Dracula's Daughter)
The Devil Came from Akasava
Devil Hunter
Diabolical Dr. Z
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro
Dr. Orlof's Monster
Dr. Wong
Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein (Dracula vs. Frankenstein)
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
Exorcism
Faceless
Female Vampire
Helter Skelter (2000)
Incubus
Jack the Ripper
Killer Barbys
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula
Kiss Me Monster
Lust for Frankenstein
Lorna the Exorcist
Macumba sexual
The Manhunter
Mansion of the Living Dead
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula
Night of the Skull
Nightmares Come at Night
Oasis of the Zombies
Red Silk
Revenge in the House of Usher
The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus
Sex Charade
Sexy Sisters
The Sexual Story of O
She Killed in Ecstasy
The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orlof
Snakewoman
The Story of Linda
Succubus
Vampire Blues
Vampire Junction
Vampyros Lesbos
A Virgin Among the Living Dead
Voodoo Passion
X-312 Flight to Hell
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #14
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I don’t know why people rag on Oasis of the Zombies…I watched the BD a couple of weeks back and really enjoyed it. Sure the acting is terrible, the over dub is hilarious, the lighting is questionable, but there are some fine European women in that flick. It also seems Franco was in an “ass phase” when shooting Oasis because there are some choice shots of a couple of nice derrieres.

Or maybe Oasis just felt like a great film because prior to that I just had finished watching The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff. Eeeesh…definitely not the best film in the Orloff saga.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #15
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Very sad news. Following closely on the heals of Lina Romay.
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