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She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)

Sie tötete in Ekstase (original title)
After a doctor commits suicide when his research into human embryos is terminated, his wife seduces and then executes revenge upon those she holds responsible.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Frank Hollmann)

Writer:

Jesús Franco (as Frank Hollmann)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Soledad Miranda ... Mrs. Johnson (as Susann Korda)
Fred Williams ... Dr. Johnson
Paul Muller ... Dr. Franklin Houston (as Paul Müller)
Howard Vernon ... Prof. Jonathan Walker
Ewa Strömberg ... Dr. Crawford (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Horst Tappert ... Inspector
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Storyline

A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to his death by luring each member of the committee into compromising situations and then killing them one by one. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Soledad Miranda, the actress who played Mrs. Johnson, was dubbed by Renate Küster. See more »

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After Dr. Crawford is suffocated with a semi-clear plastic pillow, her throat is moving as she shallowly breathes. See more »

Connections

Featured in She Killed in Ecstasy: Jess Killed in Ecstasy (2015) See more »

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Probably one of Franco's best.
5 July 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"She Killed In Ecstasy" must be one of Jess Franco's most artistically well-made films (I say "must be", because the man has made almost 200 movies, so it's hard to be sure!). Of course, there are scenes that make him come off as a hack (especially those involving physical violence), but at least the film is not boring, and it is helped immeasurably by the mesmerizing presence of Soledad Miranda. She is almost able to convince us that a woman would go to bed with her ten minutes after she had first met her (!), or that a man would go to bed with her even though he knows she is a killer out to get him (!); the story is still implausible, yes, but without her it would've been laughable. She is also able to suggest the rage and sorrow of her character, and indeed one thing that sets this movie apart from other revenge thrillers, such as "I Spit On Your Grave", is that it doesn't try to justify or celebrate the heroine's vengeance; instead, it presents an initially normal woman who seems to be getting more deranged by the minute because of her own actions. (**1/2)


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Country:

West Germany | Spain

Language:

German

Release Date:

10 December 1971 (West Germany) See more »

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Runtime:

| (integral)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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