26th Oct2015

Severin Films to debut Franco Blu’s in the UK

by Phil Wheat

What are widely considered to be the finest works of late, great Euro-cult master Jess Franco’s labyrinthine career, his 1971 erotic horrors Vampyros Lesbos and She Killed in Ecstasy have long been sought after by cult cinema collectors. Now, for the first time ever in the UK, the fully restored, uncensored versions of both films will be available in Special Editions from Severin Films.

Both films star the bewitching beauty Soledad Miranda, who was tragically killed before either film was released, and achieved additional cult status thanks to the sexadelic, ultra groovy soundtrack that became an unexpected dance floor hit three decades after original release.

Vampyros Lesbos has already had successful and acclaimed theatrical screenings in the UK ahead of these releases, and the time is set for the extraordinary work of the mercurial Franco to reach out to a brand new audience. Featuring newly created cover art by Wes Benscoter, both these films have been remastered and restored in HD, ensuring that they look and sound better than they ever have done!

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VAMPYROS LESBOS

  • Newly remastered HD presentation of the feature in its original 1.66:1 aspect ratio
  • Special Features:
  • Vampyros Jesus: Interview featurette with Director Jess Franco
  • Sublime Soledad: Interview with Soledad Miranda Historian Amy Brown
  • Stephen Thrower on Vampyros Lesbos: Interview with Author of Murderous Passions – The Delirious Cinema Of Jess Franco
  • Jess Is Yoda Clip
  • Alternate German Opening Title Sequence – Dracula’s Heiress
  • German Trailer

SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY

  • Newly remastered HD presentation of the feature in its original 1.66:1 aspect ratio
  • Special Features:
  • Jess Killed In Ecstasy: Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • Sublime Soledad: Interview with Soledad Miranda Historian Amy Brown
  • Stephen Thrower on She Killed in Ecstasy: Interview with Author of Murderous Passions – The Delirious Cinema Of Jess Franco’
  • Paul Muller On Jess Franco: Interview with frequent Franco Star
  • German Trailer

Future release from Severin Films in the coming months include Jess Franco’s Bloody Moon, his delirious and deranged take on the 1980s slasher film starring Euro sex siren Olivia Pascal, the legendary Birdemic Shock and Terror, James Nguyen’s undisputed midnight movie sensation and the worldwide Blu Ray premiere of Roman Polanski’s lost film What? starring Marcello Mastroianni and Sydne Rome.

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