Blue Rita 1977 (DVD)
Aka Das Frauenhaus
Dance, Gas, Kidnap, Torture...Repeat.
From the terminally odd, psychedelic, and erotic mind of exploitation king Jesus "Jess" Franco comes BLUE RITA - a rare attempt to combine the adult and spy genres into arguably the most weirdest and strangest spy movie ever made! This lurid sex shocker concerns Blue Rita (Marianne Flety), an exotic dancer and gentleman's club owner who secretly works undercover as a Communist spy.
In the basement of the nightclub, Rita and her band of strippers seduce and sexually torture wealthy, important VIP’s using a number of effective but unspeakably bizarre methods at her disposal to acquire important and vital information. Now an avowed lesbian, Rita seeks her revenge against men who sexually tortured her as a child. However, Interpol begins closely observing what goes on within the club and the ulterior motives that its proprietors and Blue Rita have in mind. Welcome to the sexual pleasures and pains that BLUE RITA has to offer!
“The cinematography, the multicolored lighting, and the sometimes bizarre modernist production design all conspire to create a hallucinatory reality” -Dima Ballin - Diabolique Magazine
“This has to be the strangest spy movie ever made, I liked it!”
Dan Larsen -Rare Cult Cinema
“If you want to see a film loaded with an excess of style, give Jesus Franco's German production, Blue Rita a look.”
“This is a film any lover of cult cinema will hopefully take to their heart. It has marvellous, funky decor in spades, great jazz, and fun, universally over-the-top characters.” - Boris Lugosi - Girls Guns and ghouls.com
Copyright: ©2014 Elite Film AG
Runtime: 75 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1:66:1
Director: Jess Franco
Writer: Jess Franco
Starring: Martine Flety, Sarah Strasberg, Pamela Stanford & Olivier Mathot
Producer: Erwin Dietrich & Robert DeNesle
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