From the fevered minds of maverick exploitation filmmaker Jess Franco and notorious Swiss genre movie producer Erwin C. Dietrich, comes BARBED WIRE DOLLS!
Barbed Wire Dolls is one of the most outrageous entries in the “Women-in-Prison” film cannon. In it, Franco favorite and lifelong muse Lina Romay stars as the wide-eyed Maria, an unfortunate young woman who kills her father (played by Franco) in self defense after he attempts to rape her. She is tried, sentenced and shipped off to what is perhaps the grisliest, greasiest and most depraved women’s penitentiary in screen history where, at the hands, fingers and fists of psychotic lesbian warden Monica Swinn, she and her fellow inmates are subjected to an endless onslaught of perverse psychological and sexual abuse. Graphic sex, Sapphic erotica, copious amounts of female nudity and offensively staged scenes of genital humiliation are the order of the day in this sleazy Franco masterpiece that is offset by a romantic, evocative score by composer Peter Baumgartner and Franco regular Daniel White.
Get ready to enter the shocking world of BARBED WIRE DOLLS!
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Rating: Not Rated
DVD Format: NTSC
DVD Region: 0
Starring: Lina Romay Monica Swinn Paul Muller Ramon Ardid
Copyright: ©2014 Elite Film AG
Audio Interview: Director Peter Strickland on the films of Jess Franco
Vintage VHS Franco Trailer reel!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
In the annals of international cult, horror and fantasy filmmaking, the name Jess Franco is royalty. The controversial Spanish-born auteur directed over 200 remarkable films in his 60 year career before his death in 2013, sculpting a body of dangerous, dark, erotic and generally outrageous descents into personal, obsessive and entertaining excess.
Now, Full Moon is thrilled to be able to honor the legacy of Jess Franco with our new DVD series, “The Jess Franco Collection.” Working in partnership with legendary exploitation film producer Erwin C. Dietrich, Full Moon’s “The Jess Franco Collection” features 10 titles culled from that golden period of collaboration between Dietrich and Franco, all of them featuring transfers struck from a brand new HD master and each release loaded with special features.
Starting with Franco’s violent 1976 masterpiece JACK THE RIPPER, Full Moon will release a new Franco title every month to DVD. Each beautifully designed and packaged DVD will feature on its spine, a piece of a “puzzle” that, when put together with the entire 10-unit set, will create an exclusive portrait of Jess Franco designed by artist Ryan Brookhart.
“I’m excited to be able to bring this awesome collection to the fans,” says Full Moon founder and equally storied genre film producer/director Charles Band.
“My WIZARD home video imprint was among the first in North America to distribute Franco’s films in the early 1980s and it makes perfect sense that Full Moon should be the ones to now release these beautiful new transfers of some of Jess’ most effective pictures to domestic DVD.”
Titles featured in Full Moon’s “The Jess Franco Collection” are as follows:
JACK THE RIPPER
BARBED WIRE DOLLS
SLAVES (no English track, only English subtitles available)
MARQUISE DE SADE (aka DORIANA GREY)
WOMEN FROM CELLBLOCK 9
LOVE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN