On 12 June 2012 Mondo Macabro will issue Jess Franco's Countess Perverse (La comtesse perverse / Les croqueuses, 1973) on DVD.
A pair of decadent and debauched aristocrats turn their private island into a human hunting ground where they stalk their naked prey. The captured meat is then cooked and fed to their unsuspecting guests, who themselves will become the next victims of this cruel game. Starring the suave Howard Vernon (Seven Women for Satan) and the stunningly sexy Alice Arno (Justine de Sade), this is one of controversial director Jess Franco's most outrageous and delirious films. We present, for the first time ever the original restored director's cut, taken from the rare camera negative. Packed with sex, sleaze and outrageous behavoir, this is wicked entertainment of the most shocking kind.
Latest news, direct from Mondo Macabro's blog:
DVD: amazon.comThe tentative release date for COUNTESS PERVERSE is June 12th. As always in this topsy-turvy world of constant tumult and change, MM reserves the right to postpone if necessary to get this DVD just right. But so far, so good ...
One important aspect of this release to note is that it will be the ONLY version to be have a licensed English language option (subtitles). There may be other DVDs of this film out there in the world, but this will be the only one us monolingual Americans will be able to understand.
All the attendant extra features have not yet been confirmed but one we can announce is a all-new filmed interview with actor Robert Woods, who stars in COUNTESS and a handful of other Franco films from the early-mid '70s as well as many , many spaghetti westerns. MM co-honcho Pete Tombs says that "Mr Woods was in good form and there are some fun stories about working with Franco, with whom he spent almost a year." Should be good stuff.