Saturday, 5 February 2011
SINNER aka DIARY OF A NYMPHOMANIAC
aka LE JOURNAL INTIME D'UNE NYMPHOMANE
LORNA... THE EXORCIST aka LES POSSEDEES DU DIABLE
aka SEXY DIABOLIC STORY
Never mind that yours truly can be found waffling away amid the extras for both releases, here are two of the very best Jess Franco films, and you simply have to see them. And, need I add, buy them!
Without wishing to be apocalyptic, I think it's fair to say that releases like these are the last gasp for independent DVD. The siren call of free downloading means that companies like Mondo Macabro are undoubtedly among the last official purveyors of low budget/high-quality cult artifacts like LORNA and SINNER. Five years from now, no-one will release these films: the profit margin will have shrunk to zero.
I was paid a modest fee for taking part in the extras, so don't imagine I'm feathering my own nest. I simply want to communicate my admiration for the sheer bloody-minded persistence of Pete Tombs, who went through hell to bring these titles to our collections. I'm sure we all agree that such extraordinary effort deserves a few quid!