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VENUS IN FURS (1969) **

Some have called this film Jess Franco’s masterpiece. It isn’t, it’s just his most pretentious. James Darren stars as a jazz musician who finds the dead body of a beautiful woman (Maria Rohm) washed up on a beach. He becomes obsessed with her, even more so when her “spirit” returns to kill the people responsible for her death. The cinematography is crisp, and Franco throws in a healthy dose of his trademark nudity, lesbianism and S & M, but for the most part, this is just a boring, pretentious, predictable mess with an obvious “surprise” ending. Co-stars Margaret Lee and Klaus Kinski were also in Slaughter Hotel together and Dennis Price, who also has a small role, was also in Franco’s Vampyros Lesbos. Manfred Mann provided the music.
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