Posts tagged “France


French Blood 1

French Blood 1I have been anxiously awaiting for this film, FRENCH BLOOD, to find some distribution in the United States. I would love to buy it, sight unseen! I know I will enjoy it and after reading (more…)

Mondo Macabro brings us COUNTESS PERVERSE to DVD!


COUNTESS PERVERSE(New York; May 2, 2012) Mondo Macabro is proud to present the official director’s cut of Jess Franco’s outrageous and delirious “Countess Perverse.” Newly restored from a rare camera negative, this limited-edition DVD arrives on June 12th with a S.R.P. of $24.99.

In the “Countess Perverse” aka “La comtesse perverse” (1973, France, 78 min.), a pair of decadent and debauched aristocrats turns their private island into a human hunting ground where they can stalk their naked prey.  As each victim is murdered, their carcass is then cooked and fed to their guests; simply delicious!  What the unsuspecting visitors don’t realize is that they will soon become the next evening’s “meal, “ eventually fighting for their lives in a shocking and flesh-baring cat-and-mouse game.  With suave actor Howard Vernon (“Seven Women for Satan”) and the stunningly sexy Alice Arno (“Justine de Sade”), the “Countess Perverse”  delivers Jess Franco-sized,  wicked entertainment packed with sex, sleaze and outrageous behavior.

A film by Jess Franco
1973, France, 78 min., Color, Unrated
French with English Subtitles

Starring Alice Arno, Howard Vernon Kali Hansa,  Lina Romay, Tania Busselier and Robert Woods

Tech and Special Features include:
Brand new transfer from original negative , Anamorphic 16:9, (1.33:1)
Interview with actor Robert Woods
Extensive Production Notes and introduction by film critic Stephen Thrower
S.R.P: $24.99; Street date: June 12, 2012

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AMER coming to Siskel Film Center!

As part of the 14th European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, AMER will be screening at only TWO screenings:

Saturday, March 5th @ 9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9th @ 8:45 p.m.

Thankfully, a fellow film buff buddy of mine alerted me to this French/Belgium film and just how potentially awesome it may be! Now that the film is on my radar and I have seen the trailer, which reminded me a great deal of Dario Argento when he was in his prime and making some very cool giall0 horror films, full of gore, thrills, and intrigue. Here is the synopsis of AMER that is posted up at IMDB:

Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana’s life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her thighs. A razor blade brushes her skin, where will this chaotic and carnivorous journey leave her?

Directed and written by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, Amer has only been playing in festivals around the world and its pretty awesome that Chicago will be graced with this much talked about film for two nights. I hope to be able to procure the funds to be able to see this film next week. For now check out the trailer and the various links to learn more about this film and decide for yourselves if going to see it will be worth the $10 at the theater.