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Action | Adventure | Horror
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A group of adventurers head to a primitive tribe in Africa to find a treasure of diamonds and a beautiful white girl who was lost years ago and was made the tribe's goddess.

Directors: Jesús Franco, Olivier Mathot
Stars: Katja Bienert, Antonio Mayans, Aline Mess
Comedy | Drama
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Follows the experiences of Petra and her friends as they reach the final year at high school.

Director: Walter Boos
Stars: Marco Kröger, Katja Bienert, Ingeborg Steinbach
Director: Walter Boos
Stars: Katja Bienert, Manuela Kohlhofer, Sylvia Engelmann
Drama
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Emmanuelle is recently reunited with her husband, but at the next party, she gets drunk and strips nude for his friends. He returns to his lover. Later, a sober Emmanuelle tries to redeem ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans, Asunción Calero
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Directors: Lina Romay, Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Eva León
Horror
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An ex-priest escapes from an asylum and kills people in God's name. This is a re-edited Spanish-language version of L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975) and XXX version Sexorcismes (1975) with newly shot scenes.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot
Adventure | Crime
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Betsy Norman is a happy assistant at a luxurious Spanish hotel. Shiela, the hotel owner, caters for all wishes of her clientele with another lucrative business, the brothel "Rio Amore" ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Katja Bienert, Ursula Buchfellner, Raquel Evans
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A woman, raised by an Amazon tribe after they killed her parents, seeks revenge on the tribe for their deaths by joining an expedition looking for the tribe's secret golden temple.

Directors: Alain Payet, Jesús Franco
Stars: Analía Ivars, William Berger, Antonio Mayans
Crime | Drama
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When a woman has been found by the police she tells of being kidnapped, drugged and tortured by 'Arminda' (Lina Romay). For many years they have been trying to shut down Arminda's sex ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Martine Stedil, Vítor Mendes
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What you first need to understand before watching Jess Franco's Paula-Paula is that it's not a normal movie. There's not script, there's a beginning and ending, but something else in ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Carmen Montes, Paula Davis, Lina Romay
Horror | Thriller
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A telepathic nightclub act becomes the backdrop for murder.

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Mystery | Thriller
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A beautiful and erotic cabaret dancer Moira is hired to impersonate another woman who turns out to be a secret agent and must receive an important message in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Lorna Green
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Lake of the Virgins
27 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lake of the Virgins (1987)

** (out of 4)

Rare sleaze from Franco is actually an adaptation of a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson! In the film a drunken fisherman and his stud partner wash up on an island, which just happens to be the location of the Virgins Lake. The old man is interested in all the gold pieces laying around but the young stud wants the woman including the leader of the female gang played by Katja Bienert. This is yet another Franco film that's never been given a decent release. The print running around is the uncut Spanish version but it features no subs and even worse is the print itself, which is in pretty bad shape with it being a tad bit too dark and grainy plus there are several video dropouts. When you try tracking down all these rarer Franco films this is to be expected but it didn't take away from the film too much. As is to be expected, there's a lot of nudity and softcore sex scenes and of course those lovely zoom shots that the director is so well-known for. The story itself is somewhat hard to follow without any subs but doing a basic search on the original story to the novel will lead you in the right direction. There's seems to have been plenty of liberties taken with the source but that's to be expected. Bienert made several films with the Spanish director and she's always a pleasure to watch as she can act quite natural and she's certainly the best thing Franco had during this period. This movie was filmed in 1981 but not released until 1987 and that puts Bienert at the age of 15 so this here will undoubtedly bother many due to her nude and sex scenes. The rest of the cast includes Antonio de Cabo, Eduardo Fajardo and Lola Gaos. The film does benefit from some nice locations and some of the cinematography is pretty good. The music score by Franco (under the name Pablo Villa) is another winner. In the end, this really isn't anything too special but then again there are much worse out there from Franco. If you must see everything the man's done then check this out but others should certainly start with some of his better films.


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