28 October, 2010

Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: THE DEMONS/LES DEMONS (1972)

 VON CLICHY (LES DEMONS ... | http://www.devildead.com/indexfilm.php3?FilmID=1465

Haikos Filmlexikon - Nonnen ... | http://www.haikosfilmlexikon.de/filmeneu/filmdetail.php4?ID=6722
Burn, Witch, Burn!

th_68614_demons_b_123_571lo ... | http://www.forodvdmania.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=48275

Jess Franco revisits the story of witch burner Judge Jeffreys, this time played by John Foster [rn: Cihangir Gaffari]. The director first essayed this historical horror in THE BLOODY JUDGE (1970). Even without the commanding presence of Christopher Lee, I prefer this version. 

Standout scenes: Mother Superior ( Doris Thomas) giving in to Sin; Britt Nichols settling accounts with Lady de Winter (Karin Field) and Jeffreys by turning them into skeletons.

The iconoclastic acid rock score by Jean-Bernard Raiteux is alone worth the price of admission.

If you are a Jess Franco collector you MUST have the majestic X RATED KULT DVD set, which presents 4 different versions of this film with language options, alternate scenes, trailers, et al!

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