29 August, 2008

Jess Franco Quiz: Who is the actress...


Lina Romay is chatting with in this scene? The fact that our mystery blonde is facing away from the camera makes it all the more challenging for Jess Franco scholars. Extra points if you can identify the film from which this screen grab is taken.





11 comments:

David Zuzelo said...

Just a quick look and I'm pretty sure this is Exorcism(e)/Sadist Of Notre Dame. She is talking with the other girl in the nightclub which is Caroline Riviere(sp?).

Of course, I could be way off base, but I can't resist trying.

Robert Monell said...

a quick look and I'm pretty sure this is Exorcism(e)/Sadist Of Notre Dame. She is talking with the other girl in the nightclub which is Caroline Riviere(sp?).

Good try, David. Correct film but wrong actress. Keep guessing...!

Mark said...

That would be Nadine Pascal

Robert Monell said...

Correct, Mark. She's aka "Lynn Monteil" and "Nadine Scant". Thanks for participating.

David Zuzelo said...

Cool...I couldn't place the scene in the continuity of the film thanks to the many varied editions. Excellent pick Mark.

Mark said...

Thanks guys. I believe they are planning their next "black mass" here! I feel Lina is at her most attractive in this film. That opening scene is a killer. Well, a fake killer!

Robert Monell said...

That's indeed what the girls are up to, Mark. Yes, isn't Lina stunningly sexy in this? And that opening in EXORCISM is one of the director's signature transgressions. Have you or anyone seen the XXX variant? It contains scenes not in any other version (besides XXX footage) and is worth checking out.

Mark said...

I have not seen that version but figured it was only inserts shot elsewhere. Apparently i was wrong about that! Any idea where a copy could be tracked down? Oh, and is this the version I have heard about where the "killings" in the black mass scenes are edited to be real instead of faked? I only have the Synapse DVD version.

Robert Monell said...

have not seen that version but figured it was only inserts shot elsewhere. Apparently i was wrong about that! Any idea where a copy could be tracked down? Oh, and is this the version I have heard about where the "killings" in the black mass scenes are edited to be real instead of faked? I only have the Synapse DVD version.

Mark, there are numerous versions of EXORCISM/EL SADICO... all with different footage. The Synapse version may is one of the few in which the the ritual "killings" are revealed as fake. And there are different XXX versions. The one I'm thinking of has footage in the attic of Franco's character where women are chained up, etc, and it shows him walking up there and participating in some scenes. These scenes are not in the SYNAPSE or any version of SADIST I have seen. I know MIDNIGHT VIDEO used to have this version, but they seem to be out of business now. It may be on EBAY.

Curt said...

Greetings Robert,

I've seen one of the XXX versions of "Exorcisme," where Vogel (the Franco character) chains women and has sex with them in his home.

The ending had Vogel kidnapping Anne (Lina Romay) and bringing her to his house. He was shot by Inspector Tanner (Olivier Mathot) outside his house.

In the version I saw, the hardcore scenes looked like they were filmed at the same time as the other scenes.

When I interviewed Daniel Lesoeur I told him that it didn't look like body doubles were used in the hardcore scenes. I remarked that it really looked like Jess was in those XXX shots.

Daniel chuckled and cryptically answered, "Well, you saw with your own eyes, didn't you?"

- Curt

Robert Monell said...

time as the other scenes.

The hc seems to have appeared a year or so later but may have been shot simultaneously, Daniel would know. And yes look at the lighting and wide angle lenses used to film those scenes, very strange and interesting. Thanks for participating, Curt.