Juan Fortuny, 1973
Eurocult icon Paul Naschy (Frankensteins Bloody Terror) stars as a criminal gang leader who undergoes a radical surgery in Juan Fortuny”s 1973 thriller CRIMSON. When a jewel heist goes awry Jack Surnett (Naschy) and his fellow thieves take shelter at the home of a scientist experimenting in brain replacement. Through the surgical finesse of the doctor’s wife (Silvia Solar), Surnett is restored to health but suffers irresistible pangs of bloodlust – and conventional lust as well – after the brain of a criminal known as ‘The Sadist’ (Robert Mauri) is grafted onto his own.
This Redemption edition includes both the US release version (English dubbed) as well as the extended international version (French with optional English subtitles) which features additional sexually provocative footage.
Extras: Mastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements
Standard 89-minute version and the complete more sexually explicit 98-minute version
Audio commentary by horror film historian Richard Harland Smith
France/Spain 1973 Colour Runtime: 89 and 98 minutes Ratio: 1.66:1
Directed by Juan Fortuny
Written by Marius Lesoeur and Juan Fortuny
Executive Producer: Marius Lesoeur
Photography: Ray Heil
Music by Daniel White
Cast: Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar, Olivier Mathot, Evelyne Scott, Victor Israel, Roberto Mauri, Claude Boisson
PLEASE NOTE: This is a USA DVD (Region 1) release. This item will not ship to the UK.