Product Description

Jess Franco, 1975

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region 1 DVD

A gleefully sordid grindhouse gem punctuated with disarming moments of visual elequence, EXORCISM is a quintessential Jess Franco film that takes the director’s idiosyncratic sexual obsessions and folds them within the trappings of the conventional horror film. Made during the height of the demon possession film craze, EXORCISM stars Franco’s wife and muse, the incomparable Lina Romay, as a performance artist who stages faux satanic rituals for the gratification of the Parisian elite. When a defrocked priest with a penchant for SM (Franco) witnesses one of Anna’s erotic spectacles – and mistakes it for an actual black mass – the moral crusader launches a one-man Inquisition upon the sexually liberated women of Paris.

This film has been released in various forms, under numerous titles. This disc includes both the extended erotic version of the film (EXORCISM), as well as a shorter, less explicit horror version with alternate footage (DEMONIAC).

Special features:

Extended erotic version: Exorcism (97 minutes)

Standard horror version: Demoniac (69 minutes, English only

Original theatrical trailers

Film details:

EXORCISM / DEMONIAC

aka L’eventreur de Notre Dame,Exorcisme et Messes Noires

Spain 1975 Colour 1.66:1

1920 x 1080p Not rated

Directed by Jess Franco

Produced by Marius Lesoeur

Executive Producer by Daniel Lesoeur

Screenplay by Jess Franco and Henri Bral de Boitselier

Director of Photography: Jess Franco

Photographed by Raymond Heil

Music by André Bénichou and Daniel White

With Lina Romay, Lynn Monteil, Jess Franco, Monica Swinn,Catherine Lafferiére

Produced for video by Bret Wood