Jess Franco is showing up every where with a catalog of titles hitting distributors across the globe. As a fan of Jesus (Franco), nothing gets my panties moist more than a solid release of his work from a reputable company. His deeply erotic and yet strangely horrifying images along with a seductive starlet stable provide for a deeply provocative experience. The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus is hitting Blu-ray this June from Redemption who has already released several Franco titles with overwhelmingly positive reviews. This is an early film from 1962 but don’t expect to walk through it without getting a little turned on, a little depraved or a little Franco-fied. Spanish horror lives!
Enjoy this French trailer:
Full release from Kino/Redemption
NEW YORK, NY – May 26, 2015 – Kino Lorber and Redemption announce the Blu-ray and DVD releases of Jess Franco’s The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus, an atmospheric, stylish Gothic thriller about a small town haunted by the spirit of a deceased 17th-century baron whose penchant for torture lives on and brings a curse upon the family.
The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus is set to street on June 9th, with a SRP of $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $24.95 for the DVD.
A series of grisly murders in the remote village of Holfen convinces the locals that the town is still cursed by the spirit of a 17th-century baron who maintained an elaborate torture chamber in the dungeon of his estate. Undaunted by the villagers’ superstitions, a detective (Georges Rollin) quickly focuses his investigation upon the creepy Max von Klaus (Howard Vernon). Meanwhile, the youngest male descendent of the Von Klaus bloodline (Hugo Blanco) returns home to mourn the death of his mother, and must wrestle with his own connection to the cursed family.
In this follow-up to his groundbreaking film The Awful Dr. Orlof, Jess Franco (Female Vampire) continued to carve out a career defined by fantastic imagery and transgressive violence. Cult film historian Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog) called The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus‘s torture sequence “horror cinema’s first sequence of 100-proof erotic horror.”