It’s raining Jess Franco…. in HD!
By Robert Monell (C) 2015
If the spectacular HD releases of VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY weren’t enough, more future HD upgrades of Jess Franco films have been getting announced on what seems like a regular basis. The most recent news is that BLUE UNDERGROUND will be giving two JF Sade adaptations, EUGENIE… THE STORY OF HER JOURNEY INTO PERVERSION (1970) and JUSTINE (1969), Blu-ray releases.
I’m particularly pleased that EUGENIE… a gorgeously appointed film and one that is sure to look even more beautiful in HD, is getting upgraded. I was hoping that NECRONOMICON/Succubus (1967), my absolute favorite JF title, would be announced, but any and all HD releases of Jess Franco films are welcome. Add the previously announced Redemption/Kino Blu-rays of THE SADISTIC BARON VON KLAUS (1962), THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN (1972) and DRACULA’S DAUGHTER (1972), along with an HD DEVIL HUNTER (1980), also from Severin Films, and it looks to be Jess Franco in HD as far as the eye can see…..