Description

Written and Directed by Jess Franco, 1973, AKA Christina, Princess of Eroticism AKA Une vierge chez less morts vivant

Redemption celebrates the life and career of Jess Franco (1930-2013) with a deluxe edition of his mystifying erotic thriller: A Virgin Among the Living Dead. Christina von Blanc stars as a woman who journeys to her ancestral home and finds herself surrounded by the restless spirits of her eccentric family – who may or may not be alive.

This disc includes two complete versions of the film: Franco’s original cut (Christina, Princess of Eroticism) and the re-release version (A Virgin Among the Living Dead), which was expanded to incorporate zombie scenes directed by French horror auteur Jean Rollin (Fascination, The Living Dead Girl). Also included is the softcore erotic footage shot to create a third version of the film.

Extras

  • Audio commentary by Tim Lucas
  • Jess Franco’s original cut: Christina, Princess of Eroticism (79 min)
  • The complete alternative cut: A Virgin Among the Living Dead (90 min)
  • featuring zombie footage directed by Jean Rollin
  • Alternative erotic footage (5 min) featuring Alice Arno
  • “Mysterious Dreams”, a 16-minute interview with Jess Franco, directed by David Gregory, produced by Elijah Drenner.
  • “The Three Faces of Christina” a 12-minute documentary by David Gouyette on the various versions of the film.
  • “Jess! What are you doing Now!” an 8-minute homage to Jess Franco by Daniel Gouyette.
  • Photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailers

Film Details

  • French language with optional English subtitles English dubbed
  • Cast: Howard Vernon, Christina von Blanc, Paul Muller, Jess Franco,Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomar, Anne Libert