Tuesday, May 31, 2016

José Ramón Larraz has Dark and Moody SYMPTOMS

Director: José Ramón Larraz

Cast: Angela Pleasence, Peter Vaughan, Lorna Heilbronn

Mondo Macabro / All Region / Unrated / 1.33:1 Fullscreen / English Dolby Digital Mono / 1974

Extras: The 2011 documentary on Jose Larraz, ON VAMPYRES AND OTHER SYMPTOMS, a film by Celia Novis / FROM BARCELONA TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS, a 1999 TV documentary on Larraz, part of the EUROTIKA! series / New interviews with stars Angela Pleasence and Lorna Heilbron and editor Brian Medley-Aston / Newly commissioned cover art by Gilles Vranckx

Get your limited edition 2-disk red box edition straight from Mondo Macabro HERE!


More than likely if you've ever heard of Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz, it's because you know of his erotic vampire classic Vampyres starring the lovelies Anulka Dziubinska (Playboy's Miss May 1973) and Marianne Morris (who also did a nude pictorial for the British men's magazine Mayfair in October, 1976). Vampyres is a dreamy, atmospheric gothic tale filmed on the set that Hammer Films made famous, Oakley Court. Larraz would become known for his moody, soft- focused look of his films, including the super sleazy Satanic horror of Black Candles (aka Los ritos sexuales del diablo) from 1982. But a few years before that in 1974, the same year as Vampyres, Larraz went the opposite way and made a slow burning, suspenseful, darkly psychological and yes, atmospheric take on Roman Polanski's Repulsion called Symptoms.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Christina Lindberg is WIDE OPEN

aka Sängkamrater

Director: Gustav Wiklund

Cast: Christina Lindberg, Kent-Arne Dahlgren, Solveig Andersson, Gunilla Larsson

Impulse Pictures / NTSC All Regions / Unrated / 1.66:1 Widescreen / 2.0 Dolby Digital / English dubbed / 102 minutes

Extras: Video Interviews with Actress Christina Lindberg and Director Gustav Wiklund / Christina Lindberg Motion Photo Gallery / Theatrical Trailers / Reversible Nude Cover Artwork


Paul and Marianne are roommates and lovers but they don't get along very well. One night after a party the couple bring home her sister Beryl (pronounced "barrel") just before Marianne goes out of town. So that leaves the womanizing Paul and Beryl to get into trouble, and they do. She begins stripping for a nude photographer and he starts fucking the photographer's girlfriend Eva (Lindberg). While the four of them are partying one evening, Beryl accidentally gets locked out of the apartment and picked up by the sinister Mr. X who takes her to his house and starts assaulting her. During her escape, she grabs a mink coat to cover herself on the way out, and it turns out to be filled with drugs. Marianne returns home to find that Paul and Beryl have gotten into trouble and in the exciting and completely oddball ending, Paul, Beryl, Marianne and Eva end up in a showdown with the bad guys.
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