RIP Jess Franco

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  1. norwegianfaust

    norwegianfaust Member

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    Sucks. Francos work is very underrated IMO. Maybe now he will get some more respesct as a director.
     
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    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Oh no! RIP.
     
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    Sad news. Jess Franco was one of the Greats! From Great Horror and Sleaze Classics, he was a fine Director who was often overlooked. I'm proud to say that many of the Movies in Collection are from Franco! He had a style all his own, and watching one of Franco's Films was always an experience. RIP Jess Franco, you will be missed.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Very saddened to wake up to this news this morning. Jesús Franco Manera is, and will always be, my favourite filmmaker. A huge loss to cinema, Franco was an auteur unlike any other, an outsider who lived and breathed filmmaking and would not compromise his commitment to the camera no matter if he had a budget or not. If there is an afterlife of some kind, I hope he's still making movies and is reunited with Soledad and Lina and Howard and everyone else he captured with his lens.

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    RIP Jesús Franco Manera.
     
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    Mok Family is Forever

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    Will have to dust off some Franco flicks this weekend. RIP
     
  7. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Pretty huge loss for the world of cult cinema. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
     
  8. Horrorphilly

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    Maybe its time for me to check out some Franco movies, what are some of his horror ones?


    Thanks
    Sean
     
  9. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    How much time do you got, buddy? ;)

    I have a ton of his movies, but the only one I've seen that is revered at all is Virgin Among the Living Dead, which I enjoyed. I really need to watch my DVDs of Vampyros Lesbos. I've seen more of his stinkers, unfortunately. Not enough hours in the day!
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    R.I.P.

    I personally own just three of his films, but there's a ton of his films that I still have yet to see.
     
  11. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    He has a lot of stinkers, but even in those you kind find some value.

    Other than the ones already mentioned Venus in Furs, Diabolical Dr. Z, Succubus, Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion, Eugenie de Sade, Lorna, Female Vampire, Erotic Rites of Frankentsein, and Bloody Moon are some of my Franco favs. There are a bunch others I enjoy, but these are the ones that get the most rotation in my players.
     
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    Most well known would be Oasis of the Zombies, Bloody Moon, Devil Hunter, Faceless, Jack the Ripper and Virgin Among the Living Dead.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Here's a somewhat complete list of his horror (and horror-related) films since a lot of his films were re-titled and re-edited in various forms and countries:

    The Awful Dr. Orlof
    Blind Target
    The Blood of Fu Manchu
    The Bloody Judge
    Bloody Moon
    Bram Stoker's Count Dracula
    Broken Dolls
    Cannibals
    The Castle of Fu Manchi
    The Corpse Packs His Bags
    Countess Perverse
    Daughter of Dracula (Dracula's Daughter)
    The Devil Came from Akasava
    Devil Hunter
    Diabolical Dr. Z
    Diamonds of Kilimandjaro
    Dr. Orlof's Monster
    Dr. Wong
    Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein (Dracula vs. Frankenstein)
    The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
    Exorcism
    Faceless
    Female Vampire
    Helter Skelter (2000)
    Incubus
    Jack the Ripper
    Killer Barbys
    Killer Barbys vs. Dracula
    Kiss Me Monster
    Lust for Frankenstein
    Lorna the Exorcist
    Macumba sexual
    The Manhunter
    Mansion of the Living Dead
    Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula
    Night of the Skull
    Nightmares Come at Night
    Oasis of the Zombies
    Red Silk
    Revenge in the House of Usher
    The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus
    Sex Charade
    Sexy Sisters
    The Sexual Story of O
    She Killed in Ecstasy
    The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orlof
    Snakewoman
    The Story of Linda
    Succubus
    Vampire Blues
    Vampire Junction
    Vampyros Lesbos
    A Virgin Among the Living Dead
    Voodoo Passion
    X-312 Flight to Hell
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    I don’t know why people rag on Oasis of the Zombies…I watched the BD a couple of weeks back and really enjoyed it. Sure the acting is terrible, the over dub is hilarious, the lighting is questionable, but there are some fine European women in that flick. It also seems Franco was in an “ass phase” when shooting Oasis because there are some choice shots of a couple of nice derrieres.

    Or maybe Oasis just felt like a great film because prior to that I just had finished watching The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff. Eeeesh…definitely not the best film in the Orloff saga.
     
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    Very sad news. Following closely on the heals of Lina Romay.
     
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    Thought of MorallySound when I heard the news. Was a true titan of world horror. Will be missed, he brought a craziness to cinema that's long since been missing. I always liked his VENUS IN FURS. Rest in peace you little pervert!!!
     
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    I've enjoyed most of the Franco films I have seen. As for those I did not like, none were easily forgotten. Currently I own around two dozen Franco dvds, mostly from his horror films. Vampyros Lesbos, A Virgin Among the Living Dead, Venus in Furs, Ilsa the Wicked Warden, and Female Vampire are probably my favorites. Rest in peace.
     
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    Terrible news!! I wanted to meet him so bad, but sadly now i never will. I remember many, many years ago, a friend asked if I liked Franco movies and I replied "no". his response was. "dont worry, you will". He was right. Once you discover the wild world of Jess Franco, it's easy to become obsessed. I currently own more than 40 movies on DVD, and tonight I'll break one or 2 out in tribute. RIP Jess Franco.
     
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    Sad that another great director has passed on. His movies were great and I own many of them. He will be missed.
     
  20. booper71

    booper71 Lord of the Thighs.

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    Plenty of his work on Roku for me to pay respect this weekend.
     

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