Sci-Fi / Severin Films / Thriller

Shining Sex (1977) Blu-ray: An uncut Jess Franco sci-fi

U.S. cult label, Severin Films, is releasing director Jess Franco’s provocative and erotic sci-fi thriller, Shining Sex (1977), on Blu-ray.

One of the most provocative films of writer/director Jess Franco’s (Cecilia) career has been virtually impossible to experience in its complete and uncut form…until now: Lina Romay (Cries of Pleasure) is at her most explicitly seductive as an exotic dancer whose body is inhabited by a being from another dimension to explore desire, depravity, and death, while Uncle Jess himself portrays a wheelchair-bound psychic obsessed with the paranormal. Shot on location in the seaside resort of La Grande Motte, Evelyne Scott (DEVIL’S KISS), Monica Swinn (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) and Olivier Mathot (THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME) co-star in this 1975 Eurocinéproduction – previously available only in a shortened French version or as a censor-fogged Japanese bootleg – now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere.

Release date: August 25, 2020
Genre: Sci-fi / Thriller

DirectorJesus Franco
CastLina Romay, Evelyne Scott, Monica Swinn
CountryItaly / France
Production Year1977
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time101 minutes
FormatsColor / 2.39:1
AKALa fille au sexe brillant
StudioSeverin Films

Special features

In the Land of Franco Part 3 – Stephen Thrower & Antonio Mayans Tour Multiple Franco Locations in Málaga, Spain
Shining Jess – Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Murderous Passions and Flowers of Perversion
Never Met Franco – Interview with Filmmaker Gerard Kikoine
Very NSFW Outtakes
Franco At Eurociné – Interview with Producer Daniel Lesoeur
Commentary with Authors/Podcasters Robert Monell and Rod Barnett Trailer
Filmmaker Christophe Gans on Franco

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