Tag Archives: Jesús Franco

Barbed Wire Dolls / Frauengefängnis (1976) Jesus Franco, Lina Romay, Paul Muller, Monica Swinn, Crime, Drama, Horror, Erotic

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Maria (Lina Romay) is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her sexually abusive father (Jess Franco). Upon her arrival at the prison, she meets the cold-blooded, sadistic wardress (Monica Swinn) and the spineless and equally sadistic Dr. Costa (Paul Müller). Together the two systematically torture and abuse the inmates, including Maria, who organizes a plan to rebel and escape. This ‘plot’ serves as an excuse for Franco to depict countless scenes of laughable violence and sordid sex, including lesbian trysts, rape, and female masturbation, with the director’s wild zoom lens performing close-up gynaecological examinations whenever possible.
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Lust for Frankenstein (1998) Jesús Franco, Michelle Bauer, Lina Romay, Analía Ivars, Horror, Sexploitation, Erotic

Lust for Frankenstein (1998)
An erotic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by the Exploitation King Jesús Franco. Moira Frankenstein (Lina Romay – Sexorcismes and Lulu’s Talking Ass) is tormented by strange dreams and by apparitions of her grandfather’s ghost, Dr. Frankenstein himself. The mad scientist teaches Moira how to finish what he started and give a second life to his creation: a female version of the Creature served with a penis to more completly fulfill all sexual desires. The Creature promises to serve as a slave to Moira if she follows the instructions left behind by her original master and provides some freshly collected human blood to revive her. The Creature and Moira enter a relationship that goes beyond servitude and sex. Their love will take them to kill forever more.
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The Devil Hunter / El caníbal (1980) Jesús Franco, Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver, Antonio Mayans, Horror, Sexploitation, Erotic

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The story is set amongst jungle tribes that live in fear of the devil. Laura Crawford is a model who gets kidnapped by a gang of thugs whilst working in South America. They take her into the jungle and demand a huge ransom. Laura is guarded by some ridiculous looking native who calls himself “The Devil” and has to go through all manner of unpleasantries until the gang get their ransom. Chained maidens are offered in supplication and the devil demonstrates eating pussy in a grossly excessive literal manner. Enter Peter Weston, the devil hunter, who goes into the jungle in true Indiana Jones style to try and rescue her.
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Night of 1,000 Sexes / Mil sexos tiene la noche (1984) Jesus Franco, Lina Romay, Daniel Katz, Carmen Carrión, Horror, Thriller, Erotic

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Franco at his finest – somebody get this film on DVD now! This obscure Golden Films production got to pop the Franco-cherry on my new movie projector. It was just the right choice! Lina Romay, chubby like she just walked out of an Anders Zorn-painting, plays Irena (Female Vampire flashbacks, anybody?) who’s part of a kind of hypnosis nightclub act with the magician Fábian. He’s not a very nice guy and uses his hypnotic powers to use poor Irena as an instrument of vengeance, sleeping with and killing off his enemies. Or is the whole set up just part of her nightmares? An unusually good, hypnotic (in both meanings of the word) sleaze flick that really shows what Franco can achieve with extremely limited resources – some hotel rooms, a handful of actors (the same old faces that’s in all films from this period), a film camera and some re-used Daniel White music. Man, I really love this stripped down Golden Films stuff when it’s done right and this films is much closer in spirit to, say, Macumba Sexual than Mansion of the Living Dead. Parts of the film are almost delirious. There’s a thick, intimate atmosphere and interesting experimental photography. Some scenes are almost bordering on the poetic, for example we have a beautifully shot long kiss filmed through a glass door, bathing in sunlight. Say what you want about Lina’s acting capacity but here she gives all she’s got, somewhat reprising her roles in Female Vampire and Doriana Gray. Even though the story itself is more similar to Nightmares Come at Night. Highly recommended!
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How To Seduce a Virgin / Plaisir à trois (1974) Jesus Franco, Alice Arno, Alfred Baillou, Tania Busselier, Drama, Erotic

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Martine Bressac is released from a psychiatric clinic after a year’s treatment and is driven home by her chauffeur, Mathias. She is welcomed by the demented hunchbacked gardener Malou and the mute servant girl Adèle, and impatiently demands the key to her mysterious private chamber. There, set out like exhibits in a waxwork, are the bodies of beautiful girls frozen in postures of terror on the point of death. With Mathias’ help, Martine has just added another girl, a prostitute, to her collection when her husband and accomplice, Charles, arrives home with slides of a further prospective victim: Cécile the virginal daughter of a diplomat
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The Lustful Amazons / Karzan contro le donne dal seno nudo (1974) Jesús Franco, Wal Davis, Alice Arno, Robert Woods, Adventure, Erotic

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In medieval France, traveler Pygar tells he-man Karzan (Maciste in the French version) of his recent journey to a place called Antigua, and of its entire community of Amazons promising undreamed of sexual satisfaction to any man who comes upon them. More importantly, Pygar tells of a fortune in gold. Karzan/Maciste, is persuaded to undertake the journey in search of riches, unaware that Pygar is in collusion with the Amazon Queen to actually deliver Maciste as a slave stud to help rejuvenate the race. The expedition is ambushed, Maciste is placed into the Amazons’ service, and Pygar, along with one of the Amazon women, Yuka, attempt to swipe a fortune in gold for themselves.
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La Mansion De Los Muertos Vivientes (1985) Jesus Franco, Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Mabel Escaño, Horror, Erotic

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Four strippers get a great deal on a vacation at a remote island resort. They soon find out why it was such a great deal when they learn the place is empty except for them ,the Gardner and the hotel manager. Little do the women know that something sinister has been going on this island and one by one they soon find out its terrible secret.
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Le Journal intime d’une nymphomane / Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973) Jesús Franco, Howard Vernon, Doris Thomas, Anne Libert, Thriller, Exploitation, Drama, Erotic

Le Journal intime d'une nymphomane AKA Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973)
Linda Vargas picks up Ortiz in a bar where she works in a lesbian show with Maria Toledano. She seduces him, phones the police and kills herself. Ortiz is held on suspicion of her murder. Ortiz’s wife, Rosa, visits a friend of Linda’s, the Countess Anna de Monterey who tells her how Linda went into a spiral of sex and drugs after being assaulted by Ortiz as a young girl at a fair-ground. Linda became the Countess’s lover, then had a disastrous love affair with Alberto, the Countess’ boyfriend. Rosa also meets Maria, who holds Linda’s diary, where she relates how a fake Doctor turned her away from drugs and into a nymphomaniac.
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