Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
Remastered, restored and available for the first time on home video anywhere in the world, this new “perverse double bill” from maverick filmmaker Jean Louis Van Belle contains both the 1972 release PERVERTISSIMA and the 1971 production THE LADY KILLS.
THE LADY KILLS tells the story of Françoise Frémond, who travels across Europe on an apparently random killing spree, bumping off a series of increasingly odious men. From swinging London to the eternal city of Rome, she leaves a trail of dead bodies and the question – why? A mystery film as only Jean Louis Van Belle could make it, THE LADY KILLS is a blast from start to finish with an amazing soundtrack of gloriously groovy psych-rock.
PERVERTISSIMA is a bizarre – and possibly unique – combination of mondo movie and mad scientist flick. A beautiful woman is hired by a scandal sheet editor to research and write a report on “Love in Paris”. Her quest takes her from a lesbian sauna to a secretive club of masked swingers, via stints as a streetwalker in a seedy Paris back alley and a strip-tease artist in an upmarket cabaret. Her final outing leads to the clinic of the dangerous Dr. Vilard, who aims to create sex robots out of human flesh, and mate them to create a race of super-humans to take over the world!
- Brand new 2k transfers from a film negative, digitally restored
- Who is Jean Louis Van Belle? – documentary
- Introductions to each film from Writer Christophe Bier
- Mondo Macabro previews