26 July, 2006


COMMENTARY BY ROBERT MONELL: Thanks to Mirek for the screengrabs. As illustrated by the shot above, this is the "American Version": post-produced by a US company after the film had been edited and prepared by producer Adrian Hoven. Jess Franco didn't have the final say on what this version would contain and would not contain in terms of music, dialogue and footage. It's terrific to finally have a widesreen DVD of SUCCUBUS, my favorite Jess Franco film, but this is not exactly the same version I saw theatrically back in 1969 or that I have from a 16mm element, and it's not exactly the version I was hoping for. More about the various endings and versions of Jess Franco's NECRONOMICON in the future.

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