The erotically charged follow up to the Jess Franco DVD smash hit, Vampyros Lesbos. A loose remake of Franco^Rs own The Diabolical Dr. Z, She Killed In Ecstasy is considered by many to be one of Jess Franco^Rs finest fil... more »ms. The enchanting Soledad Miranda stars as a woman intent on avenging the death of her lover, a doctor who committed suicide after his experiments on human embryos were condemned by the medical establishment. With an insatiable lust for vengeance, she sets out to kill those responsible for his suicide^Ethree men and one woman^Eseducing, then murdering them one by one. More sex, violence and lesbianism^Ejust what you^Rd expect from Jess Franco! It^Rs crazy, sexy, gory and totally cool! Soft Core Sex and Nudity.« less
"For Jess Franco's second outing with the beautiful Soledad Miranda, we find ourselves in familiar territory; the beauty that was Europe in the early 70s, fab music with a score that has yet to be topped, and gratuitous nudity and scantilly-clad shots of our star, Soledad. Now, the film itself is NOT Vampyros Lesbos. Not even close. It's plot is intriguing, as it's difficult not to be intrigued by [her] face. Filled with tons of close-ups and classic post-60s camera angles, zooms and pans, this film definitely has the elements of a "Part II" without even having similar themes. The remastered sound is terrific (the MONO mix in no way deters from the glory of the soundtrack and dialogue) and the picture, though quite sharp and colorful, has many 'scratches' (mainly vertical lines) running through quite a few scenes. There are also a great deal of audible "POPS" between scene changes, conveniently placed at the index-chapter points (why they couldn't have fixed these, I don't know).As the film comes to a close, we're given a rather abrupt finish, with no credits or even a prolonged black screen. You return immediately to the Menu, which, in contrast to the rather sad and message-filled ending was kind of a let down...Let me have some black screen so I can take in the ending...something!Nonetheless, if you're a Jess Franco fan, you'll dig this flick. Regardless of it's [technical] flaws, you can't beat having it on DVD, and having Soledad's memory preserved forever in 24-bit digital!"
Andre From Rio | 08/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
""She Killed in Ecstasy" it's a kind of number 2 from Jesus Franco's classic "Vampyros Lesbos". The cast is almost the same, some locations too. And, of course, the beautiful Soledad Miranda (or Susann Korda), the Countess Nadine from Vampyros, stars both movies. She had very expressive eyes, and was a good actress. The story is common, a young woman who wants revenge, but Jesus realize's with in a diferent way. Her scenes on the sofa are hot, and the first scene, when Soledad appears with the black dress and the purple coat, are a good moments. It's an interesting movie.
André Sancovsky, from Rio de Janeiro"
Jess Franco at his best
NoWireHangers | Sweden | 09/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is most likely Jess Franco's best movie ever. The music is excellent (same as in Vampyros Lesbos), the scenery is beautiful and there's plenty of Franco's trademark zooms. Soledad Miranda makes a haunting performance and the supporting cast (including Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg, Howard Vernon and Franco himself) also do a good job.
Overall, the style is very much like that of "Vampyros Lesbos", but the pace is faster, which makes it more enjoyable. This film is truly a classic that should be appreciated by film buffs in general and Franco fans in particular. A must-see!"
Soledad Miranda at her best!
WLR | Chicago, Illinois United States | 01/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of Jesus Franco's best known and received movies. It is the follow up movie to "Vampiros Lesbos" with pretty much the same cast and crew. Susann Korda, also called "Soledad Miranda", is the wife of a brilliant, but fragile medical doctor/scientist who commits suicide after his work is denounced by the medical establishment. Since her life is now ruined she resolves to seduce and destroy those she blames for her misfortune and goes after them, one by one. Supposedly a loose remake of his own "The Diabolical Dr. Z", this movie is more of an art film, as the plot is minimal, and really no more than an excuse for the kinky sex and murder scenes. This movie wouldn't work as well as it does if not for the incredible appeal of Susann Korda who unfortunately was killed in a car crash soon after making this movie."
You are the second pig
halfadog | Auckland, - New Zealand | 12/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While not as cohesive as VAMPYROS LESBOS, this similarly obsessive meditation on sex and death remains watchable thanks to all those things that make even the most slapdashy Franco-flicks worthwile- funky score, kitschy '70s decor, and a zoom lens that roams with fetishistic glee. The presence of the beautiful Soledad Miranda alone is enough to enliven the standard revenge plot (the scene where she is curled up in foetal position on the couch brings an unexpected poignancy to the proceedings). If you can make it through the sloppy first 25 minutes or so (and forgive the insane blip of a police subplot), SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY is still one of Franco's better films. Synapse Films' dvd isn't the cleanest-looking print, it's riddled with specks and scratches (particularly during the reel changes), but hey that's a 30 yr old Jess Franco film for you.."