Jesus Franco fans, brace your­selves for news that will make your year: Severin Films has announced the specs for their upcom­ing blu-ray spe­cial edi­tions of Vampyros Lesbos and She Killed In Ecstasy. These are the two key titles that Franco made with his orig­i­nal muse, Soledad Miranda, and are held in high esteem by his fans as peak expres­sions of his macabre/erotic cin­e­mat­ic deleri­um. Both sets will be packed to the gills with extras, includ­ing an alter­nate cut of the film for Vampyros Lesbos and a repress­ing of a long out-of-print sound­track com­pi­la­tion CD for She Killed In Ecstasy. Read on for all the freaky Franco-philic details, includ­ing a full break­down of the extras for each film…

VAMPYROS LESBOS

and

SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY

2 Disc Limited Edition Blu-Ray Details

From Severin Films

May 12th General Release. Early orders through www.Severin-films.com will ship late-April and come with posters of new­ly com­mis­sioned Wes Benscoter art­work, with orders of both titles.

What are gen­er­al­ly con­sid­ered the finest works of Euro-cult mas­ter Jess Franco’s labyrinthine career are his 1971 erotic hor­rors VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY. Now, for the first time ever in America, the ful­ly restored, uncen­sored ver­sions will be avail­able in 2 Disc Limited Special Editions from Severin Films. Both films star the bewitch­ing beau­ty Soledad Miranda, who was trag­i­cal­ly killed before either film was released. Full specs on the­se Special Editions, includ­ing a pair of Franco’s final inter­views, are as fol­lows:

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Disc 1 (Blu-Ray):
Newly remas­tered HD pre­sen­ta­tion of the fea­ture in its orig­i­nal 1.66:1 aspect ratio
“Vampyros Jesus”: Interview fea­turet­te with Director Jess Franco
“Sublime Soledad”: Interview with Soledad Miranda Historian Amy Brown
“Stephen Thrower on Vampyros Lesbos”: Interview with Author of ‘Murderous Passions — The Delirious Cinema Of Jess Franco’
“Jess Is Yoda” Clip
Alternate German Opening Title Sequence — ‘Dracula’s Heiress’
German Trailer

Disc 2 (DVD):

Las Vampiras — Alternate Spanish Language VHS Version With Optional English Subtitles

Specially pack­aged in die-cut slip case. Newly cre­at­ed cov­er art by Wes Benscoter.

SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY Limited Edition Of 4000

Disc 1 (Blu-Ray):
Newly remas­tered HD pre­sen­ta­tion of the fea­ture in its orig­i­nal 1.66:1 aspect ratioSKIE-blu
“Jess Killed In Ecstasy”: Interview with Director Jess Franco
“Sublime Soledad”: Interview with Soledad Miranda Historian Amy Brown
“Stephen Thrower on She Killed in Ecstasy”: Interview with Author of ‘Murderous Passions — The Delirious Cinema Of Jess Franco’
“Paul Muller On Jess Franco”: Interview with fre­quent Franco Star
German Trailer

Disc 2 (CD):

Original Motion Picture Soundtracks
3 Films By Jess Franco: Vampyros Lesbos/She Killed In Ecstasy/The Devil Came From Akasava
Repressing of the ultra rare 24 track CD

Specially pack­aged in die-cut slip case. Newly cre­at­ed cov­er art by Wes Benscoter.

A the­atri­cal pre­sen­ta­tion of VAMPYROS LESBOS will take place at the Alamo Yonkers NY with intro­duc­tion by Frank ‘Basket Case’ Henenlotter on April 9th and both VAMPYROS LESBOS (May 15 & 24) and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY (May 22 & 24) will screen at the Austin Film Society. A launch par­ty will take place in LA at the Hyperion Tavern on April 10th