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Lust for Frankenstein/Tender Flesh
Lust for Frankenstein/Tender Flesh
Actors: Lina Romay, Monique Parent, Aldo Sambrell, Alain Petit, Analía Ivars
Director: Jesus Franco
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2006     5hr 0min


     

Movie Details

Actors: Lina Romay, Monique Parent, Aldo Sambrell, Alain Petit, Analía Ivars
Director: Jesus Franco
Creators: Jesus Franco, Christian Keßler, Gabriel Iglesias, Hugh Gallagher, Karen Wong, Kevin Collins
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: E.I. Independent
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 01/24/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1997
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Jess Franco's Shock-o-rama Double Feature
Carlos Burning | North Syracuse, USA | 03/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In a sense Jess Franco's "Tender Flesh" and "Lust For Frankenstein" are throwbacks to the earliest age of cinema: as the soundtracks of both films are garbled, often unintelligible, they result in essentially silent movies. I suggest, however, that such silence does not constitute a handicap: in fact, it concentrates the viewer's attention on the films' purely visual aspects, which are quite wonderful. These are truly "motion pictures"--visionary works that few directors (besides Jess Franco himself) can ever hope to equal.
As their titles imply, the two films unleash an abundance of wild, almost indescribable eroticism. At all times the director's visual genius is pervasive, his feverish imagination unfaltering. Thus he lends even the most ferocious sexual encounters an artistic integrity that is light years beyond the commercial shoddiness called "porn." In effect, Franco uses flesh and lust to convey a variety of emotional/mental states--ranging from extreme Romanticism (sexuality and spirit become identical) to the most outrageous brutality (evoking a world in which appetite alone prevails). Whatever cosmic view Franco explores, he does so with a true artist's candor--and the results are genuinely exhilarating, stunning.
I recommend both "Tender Flesh" and "Lust For Frankenstein" to the fortunate few--to those visionaries and artists who shamelessly love the shameless medium of film. What adventures await you! These films are not made for the uncreative, neo-puritan masses, however. I hope that all would-be censors will continue to stay focused on televised ball games, the latest Academy Awards sponges and similar species of Rot Americana... Jess Franco's uncompromising, amoral brilliance will always remain at odds with those poor souls who confuse moving pictures with their own moral prejudices."