30 December, 2008

LES EXPERIENCES EROTIQUES DE FRANKENSTEIN


Thanks to Eric Cotenas for alerting me that this French PAL tape recently sold on Ebay. With a listed 90m runtime this is actually the French titled LES EXPERIENCES EROTIQUES DE FRANKENSTEIN (1972). This would be longer than the Spanish version [85m], released by IMAGE DVD in 2005 as THE RITES OF FRANKSENSTEIN (onscreen title LA MALCICION DE FRANKENSTEIN), or the uncovered 72m THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN.

I wondered if this was actually the Spanish version dubbed into French or a version which has never surfaced before containing both the nude footage and the Lina Romay scenes.

Although the Spanish title LA MALDICION DE FRANKENSTEIN appears on the above box the actual videocassette has the French title stamped on it. Both the tape and an alternate French version would be rarities.

I'm still hoping for an eventual US R1 presentation of the uncovered version which Jess Franco told me several years ago was his preferred cut. The Spanish version was prepared specifically for the Spanish censors of the time.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/RARE-La-malediction-de-Frankenstein-VideoBOX-Franco_W0QQitemZ230315371531QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFR_JG_DVD_K7?hash=item230315371531&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1526|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318





8 comments:

Mirek said...

Obviously, it would be interesting to know the content of this rare video, but one's hopes shouldn't be too high, as the running time listed on the back cover may very well be incorrect.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the "90 min" generic running time on the boxes is always suspect.

Robert Monell said...

Yeah, sounds to good to be true. I have a feeling it's the Spanish version dubbed into French. But who knows...?

tubbytoast said...

The running time is about 70mns !

Robert Monell said...

Thanks for the runtime report, Tubbytoast. It's probably the uncovered version, then.

tubbytoast said...

The Budget edition (another french edition) has the same running time, nude version and the credits are in english !

Robert Monell said...

A longer French nude version has never appeared.

Richard said...

How about the german DVD version released by X-Rated. It's 82 minutes and has 9 scenes from the different versions as extra's and more important, it contains the Lina footage.