Has anyone seen either the films (or any of Severin's output)? I saw Fulci's Zombi, when I was a lad, and it scared me half to death. I am still undecided, whether I need to go back for another peek. Never seen anything by these other Euro schlockers. Is there anything of interest here?
Borowczyk's films are really special, but then my feeling is that he sits rather uncomfortably with the other directors showcased on Severin.
I have seen Private Collections, a good DVD but bare, a booklet would have been nice. I thought the Jaeckin was fairly obvious but Laura Gemser was fairly divine, the Borowczyk disappointed me but I think that was more to do with Maupassant than him.
He sits rather uncomfortably with the other directors
Hmmm. I like Borowczyk from all periods but I wonder if you may be judging him by his earlier films rather than the Euro-Cult ones he was making here (and happily I presume)? Jaeckin was significant in this field, and in a wider field too. I like him, and would like to see Gwendoline. Then again all this has big nostalgia for me...
The Terayama is spellbinding however and worth the price of admission alone. I have yet to watch his Fruits of Passion, the only other legit release I have of his, which has been going cheap in the shops over here, but if it is anything like this or Pastoral:To Die In The Country, then the casual buyers are in for a shock...
Fulci's Devil's Honey is crying out for a release and would be right up Severin's street. Currently in a hideous VHS Transfer from Luminus complete with Greek (?) subtitles or a DVD from HK with Chinese Subs.