07 September, 2018

LORNA, THE EXORCIST (LES POSSEDEES DU DIABLE) LE CHAT QUI FUME Blr-ray: Review

LES POSSEDEES DU DIABLE: UN FILM DE JESUS FRANCO
A Film produced by Robert De Nesle
Directed by Jesus Franco [credited onscreen to Clifford Brown]
Scenario by Jesus Franco Jesus Franco, Nicole Guettard [Nicole Franco: onscreen credit to Nicole Franco] and Robert De Nesle
With: Pamela Stanford [Monique Delaunay], Lina Romay, Jacqueline Laurent and Guy Delorme
Director of Photography: Etienne Rosenfeld
Music: Andrea Benichou [onscreen credits add Robert De Nesle]
Editing: Gerard Kikoine

1H38-1974-France-Integral Version
BD50-1920X1080/23.976.P
Encode AVC/DVD-16/9 Compatible 4/3
French and English in DTS-HD MA Mono ET AC3 with English subtitles

Bonus: FRANCO LE POSSEDE with Alain Petit (47 minutes)-Pamela Stanford, LA POSSEDEE (14 minutes)-JESUS ET MOI with Jacqueline Laurent-LA RESTAURATION DU FILM [before and after image comparisons]


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Here is a list of major differences in the LE CHAT QUI FUME Blu-ray and the Mondo Macabro DVD (which, by the way, is excellent and recommended if only for the fact that it contains footage not in the LE CHAT QUI FUME and other additional Special features).
Hi Robert! Here are the main differences (there may be others but they are very slight): - The bathtub love scene is 2 seconds longer on the Le Chat BD - The 2nd casino scene is 3 seconds longer (MM cut a shot on Delorme's face and they also changed the order of some shots there) - The love scene between Guy Delorme and Jacqueline Laurent (70') is 11 seconds longer - Finally, as I told you, the last 62 seconds on the MM DVD are made of the previous shot played backwards! I watched it several times but I couldn't notice the trick until I put it in Adobe Premiere... I don't know why MM did that and I hope Pete Tombs won't be embarrassed because I really like and admire his work! I mostly used my VHS tapes for the French track so it now has 4 or 5 lines which were not on the MM DVD and the music is not exactly the same on 1 or 2 occasions. Cheers and get well soon!
Thanks so much.
Seen Wed 14:22
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Jess Franco's 1974 delirious exercise in erotic supernatural horror finally arrives in an impressive HD package from France's LE CHAT QUI FUME, with gorgeous packaging, significant special features and in noticeably upgraded image and sound quality. But first, let's take a fresh look at the film itself. 

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