05 April, 2007

Jess Franco Film at the Library of Congress!

Held at the Library of Congress:

Title: War song / director, Jess Franco.
Published: 1989.
Description: 10 reels of 10 on 5 : sd., col. ; 35 mm. ref
LC Call No.: CGB 5113-5117 (ref print)
Notes: Copyright: Intercontinental Releasing
Corporation. DCR 1989; PUB 23Oct89; REG 28Feb90; PA451-743.
Copyright application title: Lilly, a song for
Copyright application author: Eurocine.
Cataloged from copyright data base.
Received: 1/19/92; ref print; copyright
deposit--MPA; Copyright Collection.
Other authors: Franco, Jess, direction.
Other authors: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
Other titles: Lilly, a song for Berlin.
Control No.: 11593246

Yes, it's true. The above listing was discovered by the ever vigilant Mirek Lipinski, who called my attention to it. I could hardly believe my eyes. A Jess Franco film held by the Library of Congress?! And why this particular film? His 1989 Eurowar epic which can be most accurately described as dull, without his characteristic obsession with eroticism, featuring more stock footage from that old Italian WWII film they already used in OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES and starring Mark Hamill and Christopher Lee! The mind boggles at the thought of a 35mm print of a Jess Franco film just sitting down there waiting to be screened by the Secretary of Defense or the next president of the United States.

So now you know where you can see a 35mm print of a JF film.

Thanks again to Mirek...

(c) Robert Monell, 2007

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