Jess Franco (Jesus Franco), who has been described as the European Roger Corman, is the subject of a new documentary by friend of TDSH Brian Horowitz (owner of the TRASH PALACE web site and lead for the band The Ubangis).
Here's Brian's announcement:
Hello and Happy New Year from your pal Brian Horrorwitz at Trash Palace! 2008 will bring us more rare, hard-to-find and uber-obscure exploitation movies. But now: It brings me great relief to announce to you all that my docu-thingy "Antena Criminal - Making a Jess Franco Movie" is here at last!
"Filmed between late January and early February, 2000, during the beginning days of primary shooting for Spanish director Jess Franco’s 176th movie, “Blind Target”, by Brian Horrorwitz, this is only the second time in a career that spans over fifty years that Franco has allowed an outside individual to document his film making process. This behind-the-scenes documentary offers up a rare glimpse into the inspiration, techniques, pitfalls, and occasional flaring tempers behind low budget film making and shouldn’t be missed by any European movie buffs or Franco fans in attendance."
~Ken Kisch, Video Wasteland
"Antena Criminal" is a 2 disc DVD-R set with all the trimmings including...
FEATURE MOVIE (84 minutes)
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JESS FRANCO (25 minutes)
OUTTAKES AND DELETED FOOTAGE (50 minutes)
PHOTO GALLERY WITH COMPLETE SCORE (21 minutes)
"ANTENA CRIMINAL" WORLD PREMIERE (8 minutes)
TRAILER (3 minutes)
LINER NOTES BY MONDO MACABRO'S PETE TOMBS
Also, each copy of "Antena Criminal" comes with a free DVD of Jess Franco's "Blind Target" (on the Sub Rosa label)!
The price for everything is only $11.98 plus shipping. Yes, this one's for the fans!
For more information on "Antena Criminal" (come check out the trailer!) please visit this page: