Flowers Of Perversion The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco, Volume Two (2019) Hardcover, SEALED, Limited Edition Version

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Jesús “Jess” Franco is an iconic figure in world cinema. His sexually charged, fearlessly personal style of film making has never been in vogue with mainstream critics, but for lovers of the strange and sado-erotic he is a magician, spinning his unique and disturbing dream worlds from the cheapest of budgets.

In the world of Jess Franco freedom was the key, and he pushed at the boundaries of taste and censorship repeatedly, throughout an astonishingly varied career spanning sixty years. The director of more than 180 films, at his most prolific he worked in a supercharged frenzy that yielded as many as twelve titles per year, making him one of the most generative auteurs of all time.

Franco's taste for the sexy and horrific, his lifelong obsession with the Marquis De Sade, and his roving hand-held camera style launched a whole new strain of erotic cinema. Disturbing, exciting, and defiantly avant-garde, films such as Necronomicon, Vampyros Lesbos, Virgin Among the Living Dead, and Venus in Furs are among the jewels of European horror, while a plethora of multiple versions, re-edits and echoes of earlier works turn the Franco experience into a dizzying hall of mirrors, further entrancing the viewer who dares enter Franco's domain.

Stephen Thrower has devoted five years to examining each and every Franco film. This book―the second in a two-volume set―delves into the latter half of Franco's career, covering titles including Shining Sex, Barbed Wire Dolls, Swedish Nympho Slaves, and Lilian the Perverted Virgin.

Assisted by the esteemed critic and researcher Julian Grainger, Thrower shines a light into the darkest corners of the Franco filmography and uncovers previously unknown and unsuspected facts about their casts, crews, and production histories.

Unparalleled in scope and ambition, Flowers of Perversion brings Franco's career into focus with a landmark study that aims to provide the definitive assessment of Jess Franco's labyrinthine film universe.

The Collectors' Edition of 500 copies is signed and numbered by Stephen Thrower and features specially designed boards, a different dust jacket image, a set of colour postcards and...

The Sinister Case of Dr. Franco
A 100 page, hardbound book, featuring a facsimile of items left behind at Hotel Quetzal in Southern France during the shooting of Mandinga in 1975. Jess and Lina Romay left the hotel in a hurry abandoning a suitcase containing numerous script treatments, story outlines and poster ideas, all of which are reproduced, annotated and made public here for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of cinematic history and will not be repeated.

This one-off publication presents a detailed cross-section of Jess Franco's seething imagination and hectic filming schedule at the crest of his career.

Country - UK

Published - March 26, 2019

Total Pages - 512 + 100 (limited edition hardbound bonus book)

Dimensions - 9.7" x 1.7" x 10.9" 

Condition -  Brand New - Sealed

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