09 December, 2006

Most cited Franco film on lists...

Of the ten lists I have posted so far the film that gets the most mentions is VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD, appearing on 7 out of the 10 lists. No votes yet for COUNT DRACULA. That's not really a surprise as it always has drawn very mixed reviews. Thanks to everyone who has sent in lists and I encourage readers to email me their lists which I will post with an image of your No 1 Franco film.

5 comments:

Estevão said...

wow, thank u for posting my list, man!
actually those jess videos were played in 2 festivals: the 1st was a gay one and the 2nd was dedicated to jess.
Venus in Furs has parts filmed in Brazil too...
thanks again!

Doug Ford said...

I guess I'm in the minority about EL CONDE DRACULA. While it doesn't have the trippy, pulp flavor that Franco generally brought to his gothic horrors, I still enjoy it for its cast and that surreal stuffed animal scene. There you have it!

Robert Monell said...

Wow, Jess Franco shown at a gay video festival! Several Franco films including FUTURE WOMEN, THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU, 99 WOMEN, were partially lensed in Brazil. Thanks, Estevao.

I also find EL CONDE DRACULA compelling in a Jess Franco kind of way, and I do find that stuffed animal attack amusing. I'm going to post more on EL CONDE DRACULA in the future. Thanks again for your comments, Doug.

Tim Lucas said...

I've thought of submitting a list, but I need my memory refreshed about some titles and the list I would provide now would be fairly redundant. The lists you've run cover all the most conspicuously outstanding titles. Perhaps strangely, I don't think A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD would make my list, but that might change. Perhaps you can move from here to compilations of people's lists of their favorite Franco moments? I remain inordinately fond of Franco's faked slow-motion death scene in BARBED WIRE DOLLS.

Robert Monell said...

Tim, you can email me a 10 Best list or a list of favorite Franco moments and I will post it with an image of a film you mention. Good idea, I'll start a new blog on favorite Franco moments. I have so many it's hard to know where to begin!