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Jesús Franco
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Date of Birth: May 12, 1936

Country: Spain

Biography: Jesús Franco is a Spanish film director, writer, cinematographer and actor. Though he had an American box office success with his first women in prison film, 99 Women, in 1969, he never achieved wide commercial success. Franco has nevertheless retained a small cult following with his sexually-charged horror films. (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 155 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (135) | Writer (92) | Actor (41)
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Soledad Miranda, una flor en el desierto (2015)
“Soledad Miranda, a flower in the desert” tell us the life of an actress, who was born in Andalusia and had a brilliant career in the world of cinema and the film industry, but an early death, she was only 27 years old when she died in a car accident, vanished her dream (produccionescibeles).
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Revenge of the Alligator Ladies (2013)
An aging schlock film director tries to make his final movie, but it won't be easy (imdb).
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Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies (2012)
Al Pereira, once a seductive and amoral detective, has become more and more of a right-winger over the years, until coming to be a champion of morals and modesty. But his path is crossed by the Alligator Ladies, sisters given over to sin and shamelessness, sent by their father, doctor Fu-Manchu, to bring Pereira back to the dark side (filmaffinity).
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Paula-Paula: An Audiovisual Experience (2010)
"Paula-Paula" is a sexy show performed by two dancers at the Flamingo's Club in Antofagasta. Alma Pereira investigates a crime at the club involving Paula and Paula. Who can resolve this crime of passion? (paula-paula.com)
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La cripta de las mujeres malditas (2008)
A group of women are locked in the crypt of a cemetery, condemned by an old curse of more than 100 years. They can't get away, enclosed between the walls of a lost pantheon, punished for something they committed in a previous existence. However, this kind of succubus doesn't seem to suffer from the curse and spend their time in all sorts of sexual games, year after year, century after century, ignorant of the exterminating angel who lurks and seeks to destroy them forever. (robertmonell.blogspot)
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Brunnen (2005)
Traces Orson Welles' time in Spain. (imdb)
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Flores de perversión (2005)
In "Perversion", the great Lina Romay heads a cult of sadistic lesbian prostitutes who live for the destruction of men and any woman who dares fall "victim" to a man. (imdb)
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Snakewoman (2005)
A reporter goes off to research an 87-year-old woman who was believed to be a "snake woman". When the reporter arrives she finds the woman to look much younger and soon the "snake woman" gets the reporter involved in lesbian sex and a whole lot more. (imdb)
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The Perils and Pleasures of Justine (2004)
A documentary about Sade's Justine.
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Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (2003)
A parody of martial arts and horror movies.
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Bloody Jess (2003)
25-minute documentary featuring recent interviews with Lee and Franco.
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Killer Barbys vs. Dracula (2002)
Rock & roll superstars The Killer Barbys have arrived in Costa Del Sol for an electrifying concert, but they soon find that their music has the power to raise the undead when Dracula himself takes an interest in the band in this outing from cult legend Jess Franco. The Barbys may think they have the king of the undead eating from the palms of their hands, but when the sun goes down the count is about to turn the tables on the hard-rocking fans. (All Movie Guide)
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Incubus (2002)
Incubus (2002) - Direct-to-Video
Twenty years earlier a father made a deal with an incubus that she gives his fame and wealth in return for his daughter on her 20th birthday. (imdb)
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Vampire Junction (2001)
A woman (Lina Romay) is being stalked by two lesbian vampires. (imdb)
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Blind Target (2000)
Blind Target is the story of a young woman who emigrated from the poor tiny Latin American country of San Hermoso only to strike it rich and famous as an author in the United States. When she returns to her homeland to promote her novel "Desperate Letters" - a thinly veiled expose of her native land's political corruption - she is in for a welcome that she could not have imagined in her worst nightmares. (imdb)
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Helter Skelter (2000)
"Helter Skelter" is a mean-spirited film filled with cruel, desperate, yet strangely sympathetic characters, and Franco weaves this tapestry of sadoerotic perversion together as no one else can (or will). (imdb)
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Broken Dolls (1999)
In "Broken Dolls" Franco has his characters populating a one-time island paradise that is being slowly decayed by encroaching civilization (personified rather simply as approaching oil tankers). The island's clan is headed by doddy old Don Martin (Paul Lapidus in a wonderful performance) who once was a vaudeville performer and who may or may not have buried a treasure somewhere on the island. (imdb)
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Red Silk (1999)
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Nina carries a number of weapons - not one of them is concealed! (tagline)
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Vampire Blues (1999)
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An American teenage girl vacations in the south of Spain while the vampire Countess Irina von Murnau stalks her every move. Irina wishes to seduce the girl into the dark side of vampirism, but with a little help from Marga--a gypsy fortune teller--Irina may be in store for a good staking! (killerreviews.com)
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Dr. Wong
From Sumatra to Macau the evil of the sinister genius Dr. Wong - Dr. James Wong - laid waste to the Occidental police forces of Hong Kong and mainland China. Wong and his cruel daughter, Tsai Ming, rose to malevolent rule by kidnapping and ransoming the daughters of society's rich and famous. Howard Vernon's screen time consists of stock shots from Maldición de Frankenstein (1972), with the actor's voice being re-dubbed by a digital voice combination of Jesus Franco and Collins (producer). (imdb)
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Tender Flesh (1998)
A stripper and her sleazy boyfriend are invited by a wealthy woman and her lover to join them on her private island for a weekend of sex games in exchange for a large fee. When the couple gets there, however, they are captured, then let loose on the island to be hunted down and killed. (imdb)
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Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula in 8 Legs to Love You (1998)
When two people have disappeared, the mysterious Tarantula is suspected. (imdb)
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Lust for Frankenstein (1998)
Softcore take on the famous story has Moira Frankenstein (Lina Romay) seeing a vision of her dead father and bringing back his creature (Michelle Bauer). (imdb)
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Killer Barbys (1996)
Euro-horror master Jesús Franco directed this oddball blend of terror, comedy, and music video. The Killer Barbys are a flashy and trashy hard rock band out on the road. En route to their next show, they find themselves hopelessly lost and are forced to take shelter at the estate of Countess Von Fledermaus (Mariangela Giordano). While the Countess seems like a pleasant enough host, the band discovers she has a deadly secret -- she feeds on the blood of strapping young men to stay young and vital... (All Movie Guide)
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Downtown Heat (1994)
A young jazz-composer turns vengeful commando against local drug Mafia Capos when his wife is killed at the hands of Caribbean drug dealers. (film.com)
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El abuelo, la condesa y Escarlata la traviesa (1992)
Scarlet (Lina Romay) escapes of the claws of her violent fiance and takes refuge in a barn...
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Don Quixote (1992)
Over the course of his lifetime, the legendary director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was forced to leave many of his grander movie-making projects unfinished, generally for want of sustained financial backing. Each successive unfinished effort generated buzz throughout the worshipful film community that only served to brighten the luster of his legend. Thus it was only a matter of time before one of his many admirers bought the rights to the fairly extensive footage he shot for his film Don Quixote (begun in 1955) and attempted to edit it into some semblance of a finished film... (All Movie)
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À la poursuite de Barbara (1991)
A B-Movie short shot in a garden in Madrid
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Fall of the Eagles (1989)
In World War II Germany, two young men--one an ardent Nazi and the other a secret anti-Nazi--are in love with the same woman, the daughter of a wealthy banker. The two join the army, and the young woman becomes a nightclub singer. Eventually she joins the army, too, to entertain the troops, but circumstances soon result in her entire world being changed. (imdb)
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Esmeralda Bay (1989)
A priest secretly leads rebels in their struggle against the corrupt military dictatorship of the Central American country of Puerto Santo. (imdb)
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Dark Mission: Evil Flowers (1988)
CIA agent Derrick Carpenter (Mitchum) heads to an unnamed Latin American country to take on big time drug dealer and former Castro buddy Luis Morel (Lee). Along the way, he unwittingly falls in love with Morel's naive daughter (Cristina Higueras) and keeps running into the wife (Lahaie) of his recently killed partner. (imdb)
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Revenge in the House of Usher (1988)
A Medical student visits his old college professor only to find the him insane. The professor explains how he has been able to keep his daughter young with blood transfusions from unwilling doners for years.
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Las chicas del tanga (1987)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation, and his wife Lina Romay who appears in most of his films.
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Faceless (1987)
The demented Dr. Flamand (Helmut Berger) and his beautiful but deadly assistant Nathalie (Brigitte Lahaie) lure unsuspecting victims in this horror feature. The doctor uses the young skins of his victims to perform plastic surgery on his disfigured sister. Telly Savalas is Hallen, the New York businessman who hires private detective Sam Morgan (Chris Mitchum) to find his missing fashion model daughter Barbara (Caroline Munro). (allmovie)
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Esclavas del crimen (1987)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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El lago de las vírgenes (1987)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Angel of Death (1987)
A Jewish commando unit hunting Nazi war criminals tracks down the infamous Dr. Mengele in the jungle, and find that he is torturing nubile young virgins and performing horrible medical experiments on the locals. They prepare to battle their way past Mengele's hordes of fanatic Nazi bodyguards in order to get to him. (imdb)
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Golden Temple Amazons (1986)
A woman, raised by an Amazon tribe after they killed her parents, seeks revenge on the tribe for their deaths by joining an expedition looking for the tribe's secret golden temple. (imdb)
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Mansion of the Living Dead (1985)
Four wanton waitresses including Eva Leon of HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN Mamie Kaplan of LILLIAN THE PERVERTED VIRGIN and the legendary Lina Romay (billed here as Candy Coster ) of BARBED WIRE DOLLS arrive for vacation in the Canary Islands where they soon indulge their hungers for masturbation lesbian lust bondage and beyond.
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Dirty Game in Casablanca (1985)
A down on luck gambler contemplates suicide after losing everything including his wife. After several failed attempts to take his own life he comes up with a game he can't lose. The gambler hands four people each a one ace out of the deck and the person who ends up with the ace of hearts wins the honor of killing him. After the card sets in motion his planned execution fates intervenes when his wife comes back to him. (mubi.com)
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Camino solitario (1984)
Private detective Alfredo Pereira is hired by eccentric couple Raden and Eve to find their missing sister, Adriana. Despite his limitations, Pereira soon finds the woman, but foreplay between characters complicates things. (imdb)
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Mil sexos tiene la noche (1984)
A telepathic nightclub act becomes the backdrop for murder.
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Historia sexual de O (1984)
Sado-erotic French literary masterpiece The Story Of O is updated, unrestrained and unleashed courtesy of infamous euro-cult master Jess Franco! Odile, a young nymphet played by the luscious Alicia Princípe, submits to more than she bargained for when she is seduced into a sexual game by her shameless neighbors. Torrid afternoon threesomes soon transgress into a haven of degradation when two brutal perverts enter the lurid scene. (www.severin-films.com)
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Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983)
A group of adventurers head to a primitive tribe in Africa to find a treasure of diamonds and a beautiful white girl who was lost years ago and was made the tribe's goddess. (imdb)
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La Tumba de los muertos vivientes (1983)
During World War II, a small German squadron was assigned the task of carrying a shipment of Nazi gold across the African desert. Along the way, the squadron was ambushed by the Allies, and only one American soldier, Robert, survived. Years later, Robert tells his story to a German treasure hunter named Kurt, who promptly murders him... (imdb)
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Macumba sexual (1983)
Princess Obongo, the Goddess of Unspeakable Lust, uses dark powers to ensnare a hapless couple of yuppies, so that she can imbue them with evil and conquer the world. (imdb)
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Las orgías inconfesables de Emmanuelle (1982)
This is Emmanuelle as you've never seen her before - a unique take on the insatiable sexual adventuress courtesy of Jess Franco! French TV star Muriel Montossé (billed here as Vicky Adams) follows in the uninhibited footsteps of Sylvia Kristel and Laura Gemser as Emmanuelle, exploring carnal fulfillment in the most unlikely places. But after an impromptu live-on-stage lesbian exhibition with a sultry stripper, her friends think she may be out of control. (www.severin-films.com)
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Oasis of the Zombies (1981)
During World War II, a small German squadron was assigned the task of carrying a shipment of Nazi gold across the African desert. Along the way, the squadron was ambushed by the Allies, and only one American soldier, Robert, survived. Years later, Robert tells his story to a German treasure hunter named Kurt, who promptly murders him... (imdb)
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Bloody Moon (1981)
Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain. (imdb)
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La chica de las bragas transparentes (1981)
A sleazy private investigator teams up with a couple of Spanish hookers to unravel a web of murder and blackmail involving a rich family.
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Sex Is Crazy (1981)
Bizarre comedy from Jess, the story revolves around a stage show that has aliens kidnapping Earth women and making them pregnant so that they can give birth to 600 babies an hour! However some real aliens see the show and decide that it's all a very good idea (wxjuh)
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Zombie Lake (1981)
In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back. (imdb)
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Linda (1981)
Betsy Norman is a happy assistant at a luxurious Spanish hotel. Shiela, the hotel owner, caters for all wishes of her clientele with another lucrative business, the brothel "Rio Amore" where clients from all over the world come to relax with the girls and watch the sado-masochistic shows. Linda, Betsy's sister, is drugged and forced to work as a prostitute there. (imdb)
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Sadomania (1981)
SADOMANIA is about a couple of newlyweds, Olga and Michael, who are traveling along the desert and accidentally trespass on the property of Magda Urtado (Ajita Wilson), who is the directress of a boot camp of sorts, where the women are treated as slaves and are half naked at all times. (IMDB Comments)
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Sexo caníbal (1980)
A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god. (imdb)
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Mondo cannibale (1980)
A man who lost an arm and his family to a tribe of cannibals returns ten years later to bring back his teenager daughter, only to find that she grew up into a beautiful blonde woman who became the cannibals' queen. (imdb)
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Sinfonía erótica (1980)
Film about a woman (Lina Romay) returning home from an insane asylum only to discover her husband is now living with a man. The two men eventually find a nun (Susan Hemmingway) who's been raped and the three come up with a plot to kill the wife for her money.
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Ópalo de fuego: Mercaderes del sexo (1980)
A pair of strippers are recruited by the government to spy on a nightclub and a house suspected of being used as part of a white slavery operation. Celebrities are being kidnapped, hypnotized and sold as playthings to rich perverts.
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Convoi de filles (1978)
This "A.M. Frank" movie about a Nazi soldier who has lost contact with his Jewish fiancée and meets her by chance in a war whorehouse and is a real waste of time. Jess Franco used a pseudonym, probably because his final work was this bad, and even uses stock footage of the desert battle we get to see in his infamous "Oasis of the Zombies". (imdb)
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Frauen ohne Unschuld (1977)
Opens with a naked and bloody couple dead on the floor. The police arrive, and we see a naked Lina Romay running upstairs to hide. It's already pretty obvious that we have just started another of Uncle Jess Franco's films. (scoopy.com)
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Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)
16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the horned Devil, and told that it's all a bad dream.
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Der Ruf der blonden Göttin (1977)
Susan arrives in Haiti to live with her husband Jack, who lives with a lesbian housekeeper and Olga, a nymphomaniac platinum blonde, introduced to her as Jack's sister. Susan begins to have nightmares about voodoo ceremonies and murder. (imdb)
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Shining Sex (1977)
The plot revolves around a Vegas dancer named Cynthia (Lina Romay) who is seduced by a pair of aliens, Alpha (Evelyne Deher) and Andros (Ramon Ardid). While making love to her, they smear a shiny ointment on Cynthia's privates, which not only puts her under their telepathic control, but poisons anyone whom she beds (All Movie Guide)
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Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977)
Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile Ilsa and one of the guards are forcing the inmates to have sex with male prisoners, filming them and selling it as pornoflicks. (imdb)
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Frauen im Liebeslager (1977)
A group of women are kidnapped by guerrillas and forced to serve as prostitutes for them in a jungle brothel. The sadistic female warden decapitates uncooperative girls. (imdb)
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Frauen für Zellenblock 9 (1977)
A group of women led by Karine Levere is caught by the warden of a women's prison, located somewhere in the South American jungle. None of them will reveal the secrets of their organization or the names of their collaborators in the cities, so they are handed over to Dr.Costa who, after four years inactivity in Europe, is delighted to be able to practice his torture techniques once more. Laverne fails to resist the inhuman treatments and reveals all. (imdb)
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Das Frauenhaus (1977)
This film seems very much like a largely improvised affair to get from one soft-core nudity scene to the next. Some of the dialogue scenes, as one example, have the characters' mouths intentionally obscured, undoubtedly to maximize flexibility in dubbing in lines when that part of the script was actually written later on! (imdb)
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Une cage dorée (1976)
Has something to do with a strip club in Hong Kong being ran by Roger Darton. (imdb)
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Die teuflischen Schwestern (1976)
Sisters of Seduction..! (tagline)
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Night of the Skull (1976)
Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the face of a cliff and drowned by the tide. More murders follow, and as Inspector Bore (Vicente Roca) investigates, he discovers some dark secrets in the family's past.
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In 80 Betten um die Welt (1976)
This German "mondo" movie has a TV host (Esther Moser) narrating and introducing various sexual acts from around the world. This includes S&M acts, a class teaching masturbation, a man who likes to pretend to be a baby and getting spanked by his mother and various other naughty tales. (rarelust)
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Die Sklavinnen (1976)
We all the know the Jess Franco template for this mid-period run of his films: plenty of nudity, over use of Lina Romay (who must always be nude), re-used vaguely tropical sets and an element of blatant sexploitation. (imdb)
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Les emmerdeuses (1976)
This rarely-seen film from cult director Jesus Franco (under the pseudonym "Clifford Brown") stars Lina Romay and Monique Delaunay as Pina and Tina, who travel to Istanbul to sell some stolen diamonds. A pair of police officers follow them, saving them from an unscrupulous fence named Kashfi (Guy Peraud) and the evil doctor Radeck. (All Movie Guide)
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Jack the Ripper (1976)
A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse. (imdb)
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Exorcism (1975)
A disturbed priest, who witness an occult ritual, thinks the people are possessed and start a private inquisition to exorcise the demons by torturing them to death. (imdb)
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Eugenie De Sade (1975)
Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his "erotic" books and its power so affects her that begins to find herself sexually attracted to her stepfather. He notices this, and eventually brings her into his dark world of sexual perversion and murder. (imdb)
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Downtown (1975)
In Puerto Rico, a down-on-his-luck private detective is hired by a woman to take compromising photos of her husband, a notorious nightclub owner. After he finishes the job, he finds himself hauled in by the police, who inform him that the nightclub owner has been murdered--and that he is the prime suspect. (imdb)
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Les chatouilleuses (1975)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Barbed Wire Dolls (1975)
Welcome to prison, Ladies! (tagline)
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Les nuits brûlantes de Linda (1975)
A woman in desperate need of work goes to a remote Greek Island to care for a man. The man warns her that his two daughters, one a nymphomaniac and the other a cripple, are both dangerous. Soon the nympho is seducing the woman as well as others in the house. (imdb)
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Le jouisseur (1975)
Part of Franco's short-lived collaboration with french producer Robert de Nesle, the Comptoir Français du Film's boss, this comedic gem is about a bored count who likes to hunt down pretty women, disguised as a servant. A lot of misadventures happen to him, and the one-liners fall like a golden rain, revealing once more how much Jesus Franco is a talented dialoguist. Olivier Mathot plays a moustached bandit, and Lina Romay is, as always, the seductress. (imdb)
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Plaisir à trois (1974)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Lorna, the Exorcist (1974)
The businessman Patrick takes his wife Marianne and daughter Linda on a vacation. Patrick's old friend Lorna shows up just in time for Linda's 18th birthday and takes demonic, sexual possession of the girl's body and soul. (imdb)
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Countess Perverse (1974)
Basically an unattributed remake of The Most Dangerous Game with nudity and hardcore inserts. (imdb)
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Devil
A lawyer finds out that a young couple convicted of murder was in fact framed for the crime and goes to the prison with the hope of freeing them and learns the events that happened to the two from a fellow prisoner who helped them escape. (imdb)
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Un capitán de quince años (1974)
Dick Sand travels aboard the "Pilgrim" when, following dramatic events, the ship becomes without a captain. Fate has it so that, to keep all sailors in peace, he shall command the ship. All accept this arrangement, even Negoro - whose resentment will add treachery to circumstances already difficult to take the ship to safe harbour. To a point the task may prove impossible... (imdb)
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Celestine, Maid at Your Service (1974)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Kiss Me Killer (1974)
A remake of Franco's LA MUERTE SILBA UN BLUES (aka 007 Opération Jamaïque), shot in the sixties, this one has a stunning cast composed of Jesus' regulars. (imdb)
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Tendre et perverse Emanuelle (1973)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Les gloutonnes (1973)
According to legend, a group of women escaped from Atlantis just before the destruction of the continent. They took refuge on a mysterious island, and founded a kingdom. Men who dared approach the island, were devoured by these sexually voracious Atlanteans, and thus they were called "gobblers". (imdb)
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Female Vampire (1973)
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom.
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Maciste contre la reine des Amazones (1973)
In medieval France, traveler Pygar tells he-man Karzan (Maciste in French version) of his recent journey to a place called Antigua, and of its entire community of Amazons promising undreamed of sexual satisfaction to any man who comes upon them. More importantly, Pygar tells of a fortune in gold. Karzan/Maciste, is persuaded to undertake the journey in search of riches, unaware that Pygar is in collusion with the Amazon Queen to actually deliver Maciste as a slave to help rejuvenate the race. (imdb)
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Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her decision to live with them turns into a nightmare. Unable to leave she's drawn into a macabre underworld through visions of nude satanic rituals and her own impending sacrifice. (imdb)
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El misterio del castillo rojo (1973)
A corrupt scientist sees his plans always fail. A parody of the myth of the mad scientist, in which the positive madness fails the lack of technical quality hide. Jesús Franco except that the producer of this film, the protagonists say, and the assembly provides, he is also the creator of the scenario, music and direction
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Al otro lado del espejo (1973)
A woman suffers a breakdown after the suicide of her sister. Soon after the suicide, the sister begins to see her dead sister inside a mirror, which causes her to go out and bring men home before killing them. (imdb)
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The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff (1973)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Daughter of Dracula (1972)
A young woman visits her gravely ill grandmother at the family estate. On her death bed, the old woman reveals to her granddaughter the family curse: they're all vampires. The young woman decides to move into the estate with her uncle and her cousin, and soon finds herself falling victim to the curse.
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Les ebranlées (1972)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Dr. M schlägt zu (1972)
Doctor Mabuse strikes again in this highly-colored movie shot by Jess Franco in the mid-seventies. This one has almost everything you can expect from a Spanish late night masterpiece : the evil doctor and his mindless Frankenstein-like monster, Monica Swinn as her evil and sexy sidekick, a cameo by a screaming and cigar smoking Franco, some cops dressed like laughable cowboys, a few sexy girls in mini-skirts and the incredible camera angles and locations that has made old Jess famous. (imdb)
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The Corpse Packs His Bags (1972)
A London slasher pack the suitcases of his victims before stabbing them to death in this adaptation of Edgar Wallace's 'Secret of the Black Suitcases.' (imdb)
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Un silencio de tumba (1972)
Directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Les démons (1972)
A group of nun's become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition. (imdb)
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Jungfrauen-Report (1972)
This is one of Franco's strangest films in that he seems to be combining various genres, each of which he had previously only dabbled in. Most obviously this is a take off of the popular German "Schulmadchen Report" films. Franco also pays homage to (i.e. rips-off) the Italian "mondo" films, however, by purporting to show "sexual practices" around the world. (imdb)
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Robinson und seine wilden Sklavinnen (1972)
Poor old Robinson is boring at home with a terrible mother-in-law and an annoying housewife. One day, he decides to retire from urban life with three very nice girls on an island. But beware of the awful cannibals! (imdb)
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Drácula contra Frankenstein (1972)
Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race! (imdb)
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The Rites of Frankenstein (1972)
Made during director Jess Franco's amazing early 70's period, post Harry Alan Towers and pre-porno, The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein is a surrealist masterpiece, poetic, perverse, comic, and mesmerizing. Shot for next to nothing on location in Portugal, the film is full of evocative, wide-angle, hand held imagery that must have appeared jaw-droppingly innovative at the time, and still astounds today. (imdb)
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Vampyros lesbos (1971)
An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood. (imdb)
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X312 - Flug zur Hölle (1971)
A plane crashes in the jungle and among the survivors is a bank president carrying a suitcase with stolen jewelry. As soon as the other passengers find out they start fighting while trying to survive in the Brazilian jungle. (imdb)
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The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back! (imdb)
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She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)
A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to his death by luring each member of the committee into compromising situations and then killing them one by one. (imdb)
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The Bloody Judge (1970)
Horror will hold you helpless... (tagline)
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Nightmares Come at Night (1970)
Two exotic dancers embark on a erotic friendship which takes a turn when one of them begins having recurring nightmares of her killing people in which the line between realty and fantasy begins to blur to the most extreme. (IMDB)
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Count Dracula (1970)
Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens. (imdb)
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Juliette (1970)
Juliette (1970) - Short Film
A woman is seducing men only to kill them, and afterwards confessing about her crimes at church. A man, witnessing her visits to the church, feels attracted to her and boards an apartment near hers and begins to watch her secretly. Lead actress Soledad Miranda was killed in a car crash after shooting only around 40 minutes' worth of footage. Director Jesus Franco still has the existing footage and eventually plans to release it as part of a tribute to Miranda. (imdb)
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Eugenie (1970)
One of five adaptations of the Marquis de Sade's Philosophy in the Boudoir directed by cult filmmaker Jesus Franco, this version was perhaps the most subdued, although it was still explicit enough to encounter censorship problems. Maria Rohm stars as Mme. de St. Ange, who reads the Marquis' book and fantasizes about its excessive content... (All Movie Guide)
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99 Women (1969)
99 WOMEN... behind bars -- without men!
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The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)
An evil Chinese mastermind plots to freeze the Earth's oceans. (imdb)
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Küß mich, Monster (1969)
Two sexy undercover agents on the trail of a mad doctor and his race of Frankenstein-style monster hunks, Reynaud and Yanni strut about in deliriously over-the-top high-fashion outfits. Bicker back and forth like Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous. Reduce any unfortunate male who crosses their path to a pool of helpless mush. Oh, and they even find time to perform a transvestite nightclub act on saxophones. Now that's what I call style! (imdb)
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Venus in Furs (1969)
James Darren stars as a traumatized trumpeter sucked into a whirlpool of psycho-sexual horror along with his sultry girlfriend, a kinky lesbian, a depraved playboy and the mysterious, insatiable beauty who may lead them all straight to Hell. (Amazon.com)
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Marquis de Sade: Justine (1969)
A woman named Justine is (willingly) used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants. (imdb)
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The Girl from Rio (1969)
Sumuru, the beautiful leader of the all-female kingdom of Femina, plans to use her women to take over the world. (imdb)
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Two Undercover Angels (1969)
"Red Lips" are two female detectives trying to find missing models and dancers. A pop artist called Klaus Thriller and his werewolf-like assistant, Morpho, are the main suspects for the murderers. (imdb)
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Succubus (1968)
Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games. (imdb)
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The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Fu Manchu returns with another plot to take over the world, this time using a bevy of beautiful women to administer a deadly poison to ten world leaders. (DVD cover)
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Lucky, the Inscrutable (1967)
An American secret agent is sent to Europe to track down a ring of counterfeiters. His investigation takes him from Rome to Albania, where he gets involved with a sexy Albanian police commissioner. (imdb)
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The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)
Dr. Z creates a mind control machine. Rejected by the medical establishment as mad, he suffers a fatal heart attack. His daughter decides to take revenge. Using his devious device, she brainwashes a sexy go-go dancer and turns her into a deadly killing machine. First she seduces her victims... then she dispatches them with her poison tipped finger nails.
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Attack of the Robots (1966)
A mad scientist uses his army of mechanical monsters to control people who have Type O blood. (imdb)
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Residencia para espías (1966)
Ms. Pendleton is the commander-in-chief of a women's training camp for western spies, recently established in Turkey. CIA agent Leyton receives a mission, to discover and destroy an ennemy group operating in the vicinities of that residence. He will manage, with the help, and sometimes extra zeal, of a number of the young women recruits. (imdb)
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Dr. Orloff
A mad scientist creates a hideous monster to carry out his murderous plans. (imdb)
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El Extraño viaje (1964)
In a small town a wealthy insular family deals with strange occurrences. Meanwhile, the rest of the town enjoys and criticizes the musicians who come to play for the town every Saturday.
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La muerte silba un blues (1964)
Eurospy film directed by Jesus Franco, notorious godfather of exploitatoin.
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El llanero (1963)
A more conventional Western. (cinemaisdope)
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Rififí en la ciudad (1963)
In an unnamed Central American state on the eve of a crucial election, a young police informer working for police officer Miguel Mora bent on uncovering the shady works of popular politician Maurice Leprince is killed. However, thugs working for Leprince began to be killed one by one as well... (imdb)
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Vampiresas 1930 (1962)
Non-horror outing from Franco until about half way through when it suddenly lurched into a comedy-thriller narrative. Up to that point it had been a quite amusing romantic comedy based around the last days of silent cinema. (imdb)
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The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
Dr. Orloff, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed monstrosity who delights in biting his victims. Orloff had better hurry, though -- a young police inspector and his ballerina girlfriend are onto his sadistic practices. (imdb)
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The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus (1962)
Set in a quiet little German town, still haunted by ghosts from the past. There once lived a maniacal Baron who committed several despicable felonies. When a young girl is found murdered and another one goes missing, the police immediately suspect the Baron's descendant Max von Klaus. (imdb)
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La reina del Tabarín (1960)
This musical romance concerns the tragic entanglements of a beautiful Gypsy girl named Lolita in 1892 Spain. Lolita is singing at a party which she has crashed and she meets the wealthy Fernando, who is posing as a waiter to flirt with her. They begin to fall in love. Yet after Lolita finds out Fernando is engaged, she is devastated and moves to Paris; there she makes her glamorous debut at the Tabarín club. Fernando reads of her great success and goes to Paris to see her. (imdb)
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El destierro del Cid (1960)
Short documentary based on texts from the 'Poema del Mio Cid'. (imdb)
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Red Lips (1960)
Two girl detectives known as "Labios Rojos" ("Red Lips") outwit both criminals and a bumbling police inspector. (imdb)
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Estampas guipuzcoanas número 2: Pío Baroja (1960)
Short film directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation, about the famous Basque writer. Won an award for Best Spanish Language Short Film in 1960.
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Oro español (1959)
Oro español (1959) - Short Film
Short documentary directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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Las playas vacías (1959)
Short documentary directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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We Are 18 Years Old (1959)
Comedy about the surreal holiday of two teenage Spanish girls, where they meet a bizarre assortment of villains and new friends. (imdb)
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El árbol de España (1957)
Short documentary directed by Jesus Franco, godfather of exploitation.
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