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Release Date:
21 February 1970 (Japan) See more »
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Her body is bruised and embraced beyond her wildest dreams...
Plot:
An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments. | Add synopsis »
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If you like Jess Franco movies you will enjoy this one. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Maria Rohm ... Madame Saint Ange
Marie Liljedahl ... Eugenie
Jack Taylor ... Mirvel

Christopher Lee ... Dolmance
Paul Muller ... Mistival
María Luisa Ponte ... Madame Mistival (as Ingrid Swenson)
Anney Kablan ... Augustin (as Kaplan)
Uta Dahlberg ... Therese
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesús Franco ... Man on red ritual scene (uncredited)
Herbert Fux ... Hardin (uncredited)
Colette Giacobine ... Colette (uncredited)
Nino Korda ... Roches (uncredited)
Kathy Lagarde ... Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marquis de Sade  novel "La Philosophie dans le boudoir" (uncredited)
Harry Alan Towers  (as Peter Welbeck)

Produced by
Harry Alan Towers .... producer (as Peter Welbeck)
 
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
Hans Günther Leonhardt (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino (photography)
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
Anney Kablan .... performer: song (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Eugenie" - Spain (original title)
"The Story of Her Journey Into Perversion" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:87 min | West Germany:81 min | Argentina:92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | USA:X | West Germany:18 (Spio-Kommission-X)

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The part played by Christopher Lee was originally offered to George Sanders, who withdrew through illness. It was then offered to Wolfgang Preiss who also pulled out following the death of his wife in a car crash.See more »
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Featured in Franco De Sade (2008) (V)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
If you like Jess Franco movies you will enjoy this one., 20 May 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I'm sorry, I just can't be objective about 'Eugenie'. As I already love Jess Franco movies I can't even begin to imagine what someone unfamiliar with his output would make of this one. They'd probably be bored I suppose, but it's difficult to say. If you already groove behind Franco's strange and stylish sexploitation movies you will enjoy this one, loosely based on the Marquis De Sade. Franco regulars Jack Taylor ('Succubus'), Maria Rohm ('The Bloody Judge') and Paul Muller ('Vampyros Lesbos') are on hand, but the main reason to watch this is for the gorgeous Marie Liljedahl, best remembered as the star of 60s erotic cult fave 'Inga', and the appearance of horror legend Christopher Lee. Lee basically did this one as a favour for producer Harry Alan Towers, filmed for one day, and was later shocked to see the nudity that surrounded him. Franco made some borderline hardcore movies in his career, but despite being inspired by De Sade, 'Eugenie' isn't one of them, and is really quite tame. There's lots of nudity, and a bit of whipping, but that's about it. Eugenie's "journey into perversion" mainly appears to involve having her breasts fondled by various people and smoking a funny cigarette, but as Ms. Liljedahl is such a major babe most viewers will not be disappointed. The movie seems to have a much larger budget than many of Franco's other similar movies, and while the ultra-groovy soundtrack isn't as mind-blowing as 'Vampyros Lesbos' it's still very cool. So Franco fans will really dig this one, but newcomers are best advised checking out 'Succubus' or 'Vampyros Lesbos' first. Jess Franco's movies are certainly an acquired taste, but once you get hooked they are a real delight! I've only seen about a dozen out of his 200+ (or is that 300+?) output, and I would put 'Eugenie' somewhere in the middle. Not his best, but still recommended to fans of 1960s Eurosleaze.

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