New On Blu: A Virgin Among The Living Dead
New this week from Redemption is A Virgin Among The Living Dead: Remastered Edition, directed by Jess Franco and starring Christina von Blanc, Britt Nickols and Rosa Palomar.
"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 (Une vierge chez les morts vivant ). 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 (The Living Dead Girl). Also included is the softcore footage shot to create a third version of the film."
• Jess Franco's original cut: Christina, Princess of Eroticism (79 min.), mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative
• Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, critic and co-editor of Video Watchdog
• The complete alternate cut: A Virgin Among the Living Dead (90 min.), featuring zombie footage directed by Jean Rollin
• English dubbed
• Alternate 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 Daniel Gouyette on the various versions of the film
• "Jess! What Are You Doing Now?" an 8-minute homage to Jess Franco by Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with Franco's friends and collaborators
• Photo gallery
• Theatrical trailers
A Virgin Among The Living Dead: Remastered Edition is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.