27 June, 2011


Thanks to Bruce Holecheck for this scan of a 1983 IMPERIAL VIDEO CORP. VHS release of Jess Franco's BARBED WIRE DOLLS [FRAUENGEFANGNIS-1975]. This was the only Jess Franco film on their short releasing list. Check out Bruce's highly recommended CINEMA ARCANA blog for the details. I actually rented this from a local Mom & Pop video store way back when and copied it. The video quality is not ideal but it brings back memories. Of course this is now available in pristine condition from original elements transferred by the film's producer Erwin C. Dietrich, on his VIP-ELITE OFFICIAL JESS FRANCO COLLECTION. 

RatingMovies.Com - Barbed Wire Dolls (1975) | http://d.ratingmovies.com/servlet/Main/FilmDisplay?fil...

Not my favorite Franco WIP, but it has that memorable faked slow motion sequence with Jess and Lina which is a classic. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, that scene is unforgettable. Me I also like the uneasy, menacing atmosphere (reinforced by Daniel White's cues), and some of the cast, like Stedil, Muller and specially Monica Swinn.