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Liner Notes: Eurospy

Everyone loves movie music, don’t they? That fusion of images and sound can create true cinema magic regardless of genre. Maybe you’re old school, and love the swelling, bombastic scores of Max Steiner and Wolfgang Maria Korngold – or perhaps you’re a rocker and have King Creole or The Girl Can’t Help It constantly on [...]

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Attack of the Robots (1966)

Original Title: Cartes sur table Country: Spain / France Director: Jess Franco Starring: Eddie Constantine, Françoise Brion, Fernando Rey, Sophie Hardy, Alfredo Mayo, Ricardo Palacios, Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui Music: Paul Misraki Some reviews almost don’t have to be written. The title and the people who made the film, both in front of, and behind the camera, [...]

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Fu Manchu Poster of the Day 3

The Castle of Fu Manchu

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The Devil Came From Akasava (1971)

Country: West Germany / SpainDirected by Jess Franco Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Ewa Stromberg, Howard Vernon, Paul Müller, Horst Tappert, Siegfried Schürenberg, Jess Franco Music by Manfred Hubler, Siegfried Schwab One of the world’s most prolific film-makers is Jess Franco, and he also happens to be one of the weirdest. He also seems to elicit [...]

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The Castle Of Fu Manchu (1969)

Director: Jess FrancoStarring: Christopher Lee, Tsai Chin, Maria Perschy, Howard Marion-Crawford, Gunther Stoll, Rosalba Neri, Jose Manuel Martin, Richard GreenMusic: Charles CamilleriBased on characters created by Sax Rohmer A bit more mayhem from the ‘most evil man on earth’. The Castle Of Fu Manchu is the fifth, final and weakest of the Harry Alan Towers [...]

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Kiss Me Monster (1969)

Director: Jess Franco Starring: Janine Reynaud, Rosanna Yanni, Adrian Hoven, Michel Lemoine, Barta Barri, Music: Jerry Van Rooyen (and Daniel White) Kiss Me Monster is another Jess Franco film. This time I am not going to bombard you with information about how weird Franco’s films are. Those who have been paying attention already know that. [...]

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Agente Speciale LK (1967)

Bruno Nicolai 1999, Dagored CD Re-issue Agente Speciale LK, or Lucky The Inscrutable as I call it, is a strange little film that was directed by Jess Franco, and released in 1967. Just mentioning Franco’s name either conjures up fear or perverse delight. But generally, Franco’s films, despite what you may think of their content, [...]

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Future Women (1969)

AKA: The Seven Secrets of Sumuru, Future Woman, Rio 70, River 70, Sumuru, The Girl From Rio Director: Jess Franco Starring: Shirley Eaton, Richard Wyler, George Sanders, Maria Rohm Music: Daniel White This film goes by many names and is a sequel to The Million Eyes Of Sumuru, although the only linking thread seems to [...]

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Lucky The Incrutable (1967)

AKA: Speciale Agente LK – Operazione Re Mida Director: Jess Franco Starring: Ray Danton, Dante Posani, Barbara Bolt, Rosalba Neri, Beba Loncar Music: Bruno Nicolai Lucky: “You want my autograph don’t you? You recognised me without my disguise on. Oh, all right, I will sign it for you. But don’t tell anyone I’m here – [...]

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