13 July, 2006

Severin Films to release MACUMBA SEXUAL on DVD

David Gregory's recently launched Severin Films website www.severin-films.com has announced that MACUMBA SEXUAL and LA MANSION DE LOS MUERTOS VIVIENTES will be their first Jess Franco releases. These are early 1980's Golden Films Internacional productions and are wild blendings of extremes of zombie erotica, hallucinatory horror and hypnotic imagery. I had a chance to speak in detail with Jess about these films and hope to blend his comments in with reviews of the films themselves in the near future. And I applaud Severin Films for finally going the distance to give these rarely seen titles a quality DVD presentation. They'll also be doing some Joe D'Amato Walerian Borowczyk, Lucio Fulci titles, so it all holds terrific promise.

1 comment:

Jonathan Overholts said...

MACUMBA SEXUAL surely ranks as one of Franco's essential films of the 1980's. While there are some similarities in plot to VAMPYROS LESBOS, the hypnotic tone, gorgeously saturated cinematograpy, and performance by Ajita Wilson all make this a must-see Franco title.