Alice Arno is a Douglas Sirk heroine who enters up in James Joyce conundrum in the House of the Marquis De Sade. Yes, it's Jess Franco all over again! I first watched this 1973 Jess Franco film on a blurry, color faded VHS courtesy of VIDEO SEARCH OF MIAMI about 20 years ago. I was happy to get it since it was such an obscure film, one of 11 films the prolific director completed during one of his most creative outbursts. Watching this beautiful new Blu-ray transfer was like seeing it for the first time. The colors are luminous, it looks as well-composed and sharp as a Jess Franco film can, and I noticed a universe of fascinating visual detail which was suppressed by the general scuzziness of the 10 previous alternate versions I have collected on VHS over the last few decades.
I'll have much more to say about this must-have 3 disc set in future blog posts. It's simply one of the best-ever presentations of a Jess Franco film when experienced on this Limited Edition.