12 November, 2013

2013: THE YEAR OF JESS FRANCO


With the passing of Jess Franco 2013 marked the end of an era. But it also provided a bounty of his films released on Blu-ray and DVD from companies in the US and Europe. OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES, A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD, THE AWFUL DR. ORLOF, NIGHTMARES COME AT NIGHT all on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber, with more promised. THE HOT NIGHTS OF LINDA from Severin, also on Blu-ray. PLAISIR A TROIS aka HOW TO SEDUCE A VIRGIN from MONDO MACABRO. In Europe Ascot Elite released JACK THE RIPPER and DAS BILDNIS DER DORIANA GRAY, among others, and more are coming soon. CELESTINE, BONNE A TOUT FAIRE and Franco's final completed film so far, AL PEREIRA VS THE ALLIGATOR LADIES, also came out on Blu-ray from European companies. That's just off the top of my head and I'm sure more will be out by the time you read this. Please post your favorite Jess Franco Blu-ray/DVD of 2013 in the comment section. I will publish the results of this poll at the year's end. Thank you.

5 comments:

Douglas A. Waltz said...

A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD

Robert Monell said...

Thanks for voting, Doug. That's one of the best of the year imo.

Tom Clark said...

Gotta go with Severin's Hot Nights set with Mondo's release of Plaisir coming in a very close second.

craggyrock said...

Hot Nights of Linda was the best overall release with How to seduce almost equal (just let down by being a dvd only release) However, I have to champion the ascot-elite releases as these look great, so I have picked Die Marquise von sade and Downtown, with the latter having the biggest noticeable upgrade over the dvd issued a few years ago

craggyrock said...

Best overall release was Hot nights of Linda, followed very closely by How to seduce, let down only because it was a dvd only release. However I have to champion the ascot-elite releases. Therefore I have voted for Die Marquis von sade and Downtown, with the latter having the biggest noticeable upgrade over the dvd issued a few years ago.