08th Apr2019

‘Devil Hunter’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Al Cliver, Antônio do Cabo, Antonio Mayans, Bertrand Altmann, Gisela Hahn, Ursula Buchfellner, Werner Pochath | Written by Jess Franco, Julian Esteban | Directed by Jess Franco Its hard to believe, but growing up I thought Jess Franco was a horror-filmmaking god; even though I’d never seen a single one of his genre films. […]

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03rd Mar2017

‘Bare Breasted Countess’ DVD Review (Screenbound)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Lina Romay, Jack Taylor, Alice Arno, Monica Swinn, Jess Franco, Luis Barboo, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, Raymond Hardy, Anna Watican | Written and Directed by Jess Franco Countess Irina Karlstein (Lina Romay) is as beautiful as she is deadly. She is a bloodthirsty vampire of course. However, unlike most who have fallen foul to the curse, […]

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27th Jan2017

Details & artwork for Screenbound’s first 6 Euro-horror releases

by Phil Wheat

UK distributor Screenbound are set to take the plunge into the sleazy world of Euro-horror with not one but TWO new labels dedicated to the genre(s). Launching in March, Black House looks to cover the more horrific side of European cinema, whilst – at least based on their first releases – Maison Rouge offers up […]

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07th Dec2015

‘Bloody Moon’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff, Jasmin Losensky, Corinna Drews, Ann-Beate Engelke, Peter Exacoustos, María Rubio, Antonia García, Beatriz Sancho Nieto, Alexander Waechter | Written by Erich Tomek | Directed by Jess Franco What would you expect from a Slasher directed by Jess Franco? The chances are it would feature nudity, be bloody and […]

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28th Nov2015

‘Vampyros Lesbos’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Severin Films make their return to the UK home video market with the Blu-ray release of two Jess Franco films in their library, She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos – erotically charged Euro-horrors starring Franco fave Soledad Miranda which mark the pinnacle of Franco’s career. The former, a revenge thriller, is considered the best […]

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21st Nov2015

‘She Killed in Ecstasy’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Severin Films make their return to the UK home video market with the Blu-ray release of two Jess Franco films in their library, She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos – erotically charged Euro-horrors starring Franco fave Soledad Miranda which mark the pinnacle of Franco’s career. The former, a revenge thriller, is considered the best […]

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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 […]

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26th Mar2015

‘Weisse Haut auf schwarzen Schenkeln’ Blu-ray Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Kali Hansa, Pilar Coll, Diotta Fatou, Eric Falk, Sigad Sharaf, Roman Huber | Written and Directed by Erwin C. Dietrich, Jess Franco Weisse Haut auf schwarzen Schenkeln opens up on the Mondo Erotico set. You know, the obscenely small and narrow black room with the white fluffy bed. It’s here we meet Marga, an exotic […]

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13th Mar2015

‘Mondo Erotico’ Blu-ray Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Esther Moser, Vera Chollet, Erik Falk, Esther Studer | Written and Directed by Jess Franco Ah, a Jess Franco Mondo film! Right off the bat I’m excited! Being a fan of efforts like Bruno Mattei’s Libidomania, the idea of a sleazy Mondo film excites me and boy does uncle Jess deliver in his offering! […]

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13th Mar2015

‘Die Marquise von Sade’ Blu-ray Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Lina Romay, Monica Swinn, Raymond Hardy, Peggy Markoff, Martine Stedil, Andrea Rigano | Written and Directed by Jess Franco It’s that time again ladies and gentlemen! We are entering the sordid world of Jess Franco. My previous reviews have always been for the DVD versions of Ascot Elite’s releases. This time however, I have […]

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01st Mar2015

Mondo Squallido – Episode 65: Love Camp (Jess Franco)

by Mondo Squallido

We find ourselves imprisoned in the shackles of some lovely Jess Franco smut. A collaboration between Franco and Erwin C. Dietrich. The film is Love Camp (not to be confused with the inferior Nazisploitation film) and we are slaves to its sleaziness. I don’t know what I’m talking about! Maybe it’s the revolution in the […]

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26th Feb2015

‘Voodoo Passion’ (1977) DVD Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

aka Ru der blonden Göttin Stars: Ada Tauler, Nanda Van Bergen, Jack Taylor, Karine Gambier, Vítor Mendes, Ly Frey, Aida Gouveia | Written by Jess Franco, Erwin C. Dietrich | Directed by Jess Franco The film opens up on a sun kissed beach in Haiti. A group of locals are in the middle of a Voodoo ritual (pointed out […]

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09th Feb2015

‘Wicked Women’ (1977) DVD Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

aka FRAUEN OHNE UNSCHULD Stars: Lina Romay, Nanda Van Bergen, Michael Maien, Esther Studer, Kurt Meinicke, Brigitte Meyer, Monica Swinn, Peggy Markoff, Peter Baumgartner, Dagmar Bürger | Written by Erwin C. Dietrich, Jesús Franco | Directed by Jess Franco Lina Romay (Downtown, Barbed Wire Dolls) stars as Margarita, a young woman who is discovered by police naked […]

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07th Oct2014

‘Jess Franco’s Downtown’ DVD Review (Ascot Elite, Ger)

by Mondo Squallido

Jess Franco (99 Women, Vampyros Lesbos) stars as Al Pereia, a private detective who is down on his luck and waiting for that next big job. Thankfully for him, he gets a job from a glamorous young woman by the name of Cynthia, played by the ever lovely Lina Romay (Female Vampire, Lorna the Exorcist). […]

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