Monday, February 19, 2018

Severin Films Presents THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME (1979) - the infamous Franco rarity now uncut & uncensored in HD for the first time ever!

THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME  (1979)

Label: Severin Films
Release Date: April 3rd 2018 
Duration: 99 Minutes
Rating: Unrated 
Region Code: Region Free
Video: 1080p HD Wide Screen (1.66:1)
Audio: English and Spanish Dolby Digital Mono with Optional English Subtitles 
Director: Jess Franco
Cast: Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Pierre Taylou

Synopsis: In 1979, legendary writer/director Jess Franco (VAMPYROS LESBOS) re-purposed elements of his satanic sex shocker EXORCISM with all-new footage to create a depraved new epic that - even by Uncle Jess standards - achieves new levels of EuroSleaze insanity: Franco himself stars a defrocked priest turned hooker-slashing psychopath, prowling the streets of Paris in a fever of violence, voyeurism, rampant nudity and S&M depravity. Olivier Mathot (TWO FEMALE SPIES WITH FLOWERED PANTIES), Pierre Taylou (HOT NIGHTS OF LINDA), Antonio DeCabo (VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD) and Jess' beloved muse Lina Romay (MACUMBA SEXUAL, MANSION OF THE LIVING DEAD) co-star in what Franco considered to be his most personal film of all, now scanned in 4k from elements discovered in the crawlspace of a Montparnasse nunnery.

Special Features:
- The Gory Days of Le Brady - Documentary short on the legendary Parisian horror cinema.
- Stephen Thrower on Sadist of Notre Dame - Interview with the author of "Murderous Passions - The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco."
- Selected Scenes Commentary with "I'm In a Jess Franco State of Mind" Webmaster Robert Monell.
Treblemakers - Interview with Alain Petit, author of "Jess Franco Ou Les Prosperites Des Bis."