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.

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Disc 1 (Blu-Ray):
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“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