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Director:
Writers:
Jesús Franco (idea) &
Luis Revenga (idea) ...
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Release Date:
March 1975 (USA) See more »
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Her last kiss...a horror worse than dying See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Janine Reynaud ... Diana (as Janine Renaud)
Rosanna Yanni ... Regina (as Rossana Yanni)
Chris Howland ... Francis McClune
Michel Lemoine ... Jacques Maurier
Manuel Velasco ... Andy (as Manolo Velasco)
Manolo Otero ... Dimitri (as Manuel Otero)
Ana Casares ... Linda
Adrian Hoven ... Eric Vicas
Marta Reves ... Irina
Barta Barri ... Inspektor Kramer
María Antonia Redondo ... Bulumba

Jesús Franco ... Abilene's Contact Man
Dorit Dom ... Anita (as Maria Dom)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando de Rojas
Carlos Mendy
Gregorio de Mora ... Andros
Nélida Quiroga
Caroline Rivière

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
 
Writing credits
Jesús Franco (idea) &
Luis Revenga (idea)

Jesús Franco (screenplay) &
Luis Revenga (screenplay)

Karl Heinz Mannchen  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Pier A. Caminnecci .... associate producer
Adrian Hoven .... producer
José López Moreno .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry van Rooyen 
 
Cinematography by
Jorge Herrero 
Franz Hofer 
 
Film Editing by
Francisco García Velázquez 
María Luisa Soriano  (as Maruja Soriano)
 
Art Direction by
Graf Pilati 
Carlos Viudes 
 
Production Management
Karl Heinz Mannchen .... production manager (as Karl-Heinz Mannchen)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Lara Polop .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Daniel White .... composer: additional music (uncredited in German version)
 
Other crew
C.M. Wakefield .... director of dialogue
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kiss Me Monster" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
Spain:87 min | USA:75 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M (1995 VHS release) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:R
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Franco Lite! Franco Fun!, 12 December 2003
Author: david melville (dwingrove@qmuc.ac.uk) from Edinburgh, Scotland

This is an appalling movie by most people's standards, but I totally loved it. A must for anyone with a weakness for camp 60s psychedelia (of the Barbarella/Modesty Blaise/Diabolik variety) this Jess Franco film regales us with the further adventures of the 'Red Lips' gals - Diana (Janine Reynaud) and Regina (Rossana Yanni) who last brightened our lives in the still-more-outrageous Sadisterotica.

Two sexy undercover agents on the trail of a mad doctor and his race of Frankenstein-style monster hunks, Reynaud and Yanni strut about in deliriously over-the-top high-fashion outfits. Bicker back and forth like Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous. Reduce any unfortunate male who crosses their path to a pool of helpless mush. Oh, and they even find time to perform a transvestite nightclub act on saxophones. Now that's what I call style!

As for the 'plot'(if there is any) I've seen this movie twice and still can't fathom it. Something about a tropical island, animatronic muscle men, whip-wielding lesbians, feathered cabaret outfits, effete and sinister scientists and a mystical secret sect who sit around in black Ku Klux Klan hoods and crimson robes and struggle (vainly, it turns out) to explain what is going on. The continuity is even more abysmal than in most of Franco's oeuvre - so much so that the girls seem to be driving a different car in every shot!

Yet as an introduction to this mad genius and his deranged and surreal style of movie-making, you could do a lot worse than Kiss Me Monster. At least in the version I saw, there's almost none of the lurid blood and sex that was standard in Franco's later work. The one truly nasty moment here is a brief-but-gruesome surgery scene. Otherwise, it's all good, clean, campy, psychedelic fun. Everyone on and offscreen seems be in a drug-induced haze. Well, it WAS the 60s after all!

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