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Top 10: Jess Franco

By: Ryan Clark

 

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Scorpio Velvet

13Jan12

VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECTASY are both some of my all-time favorite Jess Franco films along with EUGENIE DE SADE and DORIANA GREY, I have seen several of his films (some good, some bad). I've even seen EUGENIE, with Marie Liljedahl. I still need to watch: EXORCISM, FEMALE VAMPIRE, A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD, and SINNER: DIARY OF A NYMPHOMANIAC. That's a pretty good top 10 best films by Jess Franco you've posted (even though I've watched 3 of out your 10 on the list). :) Soledad Miranda, Lina Romay, and Marie Liljedahl all made true beautiful knockout performances in his films (a show-stealer).

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    Ryan Clark

    13Jan12

    Thanks! Yes, I agree, those three are great, especially the late, hauntingly beautiful Soledad! I still have yet to see Doriana Grey and Eugenie De Sade although I have both of them at my disposal. Maybe I'll give it a try soon. I find Jess Franco to be very hit or miss, but there's just something about the atmosphere and his filming technique that I love, even when the films are practically unwatchable.

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    Ryan Clark

    13Jan12

    I never cared much for Female Vampire – to me, it's really dull, and he's made much better films with similar themes – but his style is so addictive!

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    Scorpio Velvet

    13Jan12

    I agree with you on Franco (except FEMALE VAMPIRE). Franco always made the best '70s exploitation horror-erotica and still lives! Thanks for the follow, Ryan. :)

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