The Jess Franco Collection 2

21/05/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 21/05/2007
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Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A collection of six sexploitation films by director Jesus 'Jess' Franco - once decreed by the Roman Catholic church as the most dangerous filmmaker alive! 'Macumba Sexual' (1983) stars Franco regular Lina Romay (here as her alter ego 'Candy Coster') in the role of a young housewife subject to highly erotic and often sapphic dreams and visions of a dusky princess, Obongo, Goddess of Unspeakable Lust. Cue Franco's predilection for wild orgy dreamscapes of a hetero, bi and highly charged nature. 'The Story Of O' (1984) is Franco's re-telling of the French erotic story by Pauline Reage. A young nymphet is drawn into a sexual farrago by her lascivious neighbours and finds herself in over her head, with her heels also over her head, and her head itself in all manner of compromising positions. 'The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle' (1982) is a brutal tale of love gone wrong. Muriel Montosse stars in the lead role of Emmanuelle - a lithe young thing recently reunited with her estranged hubby. At a party, however, she peels off for his mates in a drunken scene, making him furious. He storms off to meet his lover and when Emmanuelle goes after him, she's brutally raped in the street. Broken, she then wanders through life falling from one stranger's bed to another. In 'Downtown Heat' (1994), Franco mixes the worlds of jazz and titillation - his traditional strong suit. A jazz pianist is drawn into a seedy underbelly of orgies, slavery, drugs and copious nudity. In 'Down Town' (1975) a strange woman hires a private eye to take some compromising photos of her low down babehound of a husband. But when the husband turns up dead, our private eye becomes the prime suspect, and must attempt to extricate himself from this devious trap. A torrid tale of sex and sadism, 'Mansion Of The Living Dead' (1985) begins as four wanton waitresses go on vacation to Canaria where, this being a Franco flick, they are soon indulging their hungers for masturbation, lesbian lust and bondage. The ultimate depravities are still to come, however, as a nearby 17th Century monastery turns out to be the clubhouse for a horde of zombie Templars crazed for the taste of hot female flesh.