Jess Franco's 'Eugenie' & 'Marquis de Sade's Justine' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Thu May 28, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Both cult films will be available on Blu-ray later this year.

In an early announcement to retailers, Blue Underground will be releasing 'Eugenie' and 'Marquis de Sade's Justine' on Blu-ray sometime in 2015.

Eugenie - Marie Liljedahl (the luscious star of INGA) is Eugenie, an innocent young woman taken to an island paradise where she is initiated into a world of pleasure and pain controlled by the sinister Dolmance (Christopher Lee). But when she surrenders to her own forbidden fantasies, Eugenie becomes trapped in a frenzy of drugs, sadomasochism and murder. Can a frightened girl in the grip of carnal perversion find sanctuary in the orgies of the depraved?

Jack Taylor (SUCCUBUS) and Maria Rohm (MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE) co-star in this legendary erotic classic from Jess Franco, the infamous director of VAMPYROS LESBOS and VENUS IN FURS. Based on the notorious novel PHILOSOPHY IN THE BOUDOIR by the Marquis de Sade, this rarely seen shocker is presented completely uncut, and remains one of the most controversial explorations of extreme sexuality in European cinema history.

Marquis de Sade's Justine - Romina Power (18-year-old-daughter of Tyrone Power) stars as Justine, a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution, predatory lesbians, a fugitive murderess (Mercedes McCambridge), bondage, branding, and one supremely sadistic monk (an outrageous performance by Jack Palance). It's a twisted tale of strange desires, perverse pleasures and the ultimate corruption of innocence as told by the Marquis de Sade.

JUSTINE is one of the most lavish and bizarre erotic shockers ever made by the notorious Jess Franco, bursting with wanton nudity, sexual perversion, and an all-star cast that also includes Akim Tamiroff (TOUCH OF EVIL), Maria Rohm (EUGENIE, 99 WOMEN) and Klaus Kinski (NOSFERATU) as the Marquis de Sade. Originally released with over 30 minutes cut, this infamous film is presented here fully restored and completely uncensored for the first time.

No other details have been revealed at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Eugenie' and 'Marquis de Sade's Justine' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under PENDING.

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