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Venus in Furs (1969)

Paroxismus (original title)
A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay), Malvin Wald (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
James Darren ... Jimmy Logan
Barbara McNair ... Rita
Maria Rohm ... Wanda Reed
Klaus Kinski ... Ahmed Kortobawi
Dennis Price ... Percival Kapp
Margaret Lee ... Olga
Adolfo Lastretti ... Insp. Kaplan (as Aldo Lastretti)
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In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a young woman from the surf. He remembers her from the night before, when he saw her at a millionaire playboy's party and then later watched as she was assaulted by the party's host and two of his friends. In confusion, Jimmy, the musician, leaves for Rio where he finds the sympathetic ear of Rita, a singer who invites him to live with her and helps him recover his equilibrium and his musical ability. Then, into the room walks a woman who looks like Wanda, the murder victim. Jimmy pursues her, not caring if she's alive or dead. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The coat that covered paradise, uncovered hell! See more »

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Trivia

Score from the film "The Name of the Game Is Kill!" (Stu Phillips) was tracked without Phillips' permission. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Logan: How can you run from a dead person unless you're dead yourself?
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Alternate Versions

The Italian release lists Hans Billian as a director instead of Jesus Franco. See more »

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Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

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Aggressive Jazz Theme
Written by Keith Mansfield
Performed by Keith Mansfield
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if this is franco's best...
5 September 2007 | by elvisflushleySee all my reviews

then I'll never watch another franco movie. I was excited to see this by the reputation and the American title (shades of Leopold von Sacher Masoch)and all I saw was fifteen minutes of good film (the first 15) and then a bunch of stock footage,nonsensical dialogue, and BS plot development. I needed more dungeon scenes or more masochism, and less stock-footage/VO mental masturbation. I was sorely disappointed. Some might say "You should see it stoned", well, I did, and that didn't improve things. Someone compared this to "Lost Highway", and to them I can only spit derisively. I'd rather watch a Dolph Lundgren movie. How that guy still has a career is more honestly surreal than this stuff.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

19 August 1969 (Italy) See more »

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