On April 30th, Severin Films is celebrating the Easter holiday by resurrecting a depraved duo of Euro trash classics with brand new scans from original film elements. EMANUELLE AND FRANCOISE and ESCAPE FROM WOMEN’S PRISON will rise in pristine condition on Blu-ray, complete with an immortal slate of exclusive bonus features. It’s enough sleaze to choke the Easter Bunny and have some left over.
EMANUELLE AND FRANCOISE: On the heels of the ‘official’ Sylvia Kristel sequel EMMANUELLE II and a year before his own first Laura Gemser/EMANUELLE film, EuroFilth maestro Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) took the entire formula to new depths of depravity: When a cold-hearted stud (George Eastman of ANTHROPOPHAGUS infamy) drives her sister to suicide, Emanuelle (Rosemarie Lindt of SALON KITTY and WHO SAW HER DIE?) plots a seduction that includes sodomy, torture, J&B, lesbianism, cannibalism, meat cleavers, and a super-groovy ‘70s soundtrack. Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (IMAGES IN A CONVENT) and Massimo Vanni (ZOMBIE 3 & 4) co-star in this still-extreme sex sickie – also known as EMANUELLE’S REVENGE, DEMON RAGE, and BLOOD VENGEANCE – co-written by D’Amato with fellow filth maven Bruno Mattei (SHOCKING DARK) and now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative.
ESCAPE FROM WOMEN’S PRISON: From legendary exploitation producer Dick Randall – whose credits include classics like THE WILD, WILD WORLD OF JAYNE MANSFIELD, THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE, and PIECES – comes one of the most strangely depraved EuroSleaze sagas of the ‘70s: When four hardened female convicts escape and take a women’s tennis team hostage, they’ll force the girls into a nightmare of lesbianism, Marxism, and murder. Supermodel-turned-porn-queen Lilli Carati (Joe D’Amato’s THE ALCOVE) and Zora Kerova (ANTHROPOPHAGUS, CANNIBAL FEROX) star in this politically charged filth-fest – also known as JAILBIRDS and WOMEN AGAINST WOMEN: A STORY OF SEX AND VIOLENCE – from writer/director ‘Conrad Brueghel’ (aka Italian actor Giovanni Brusadori of EMANUELLE, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), now featuring a new 4k scan of a dupe negative seized from notorious NYC distributor 21st Century Film Corp.
EMANUELLE AND FRANCOISE comes with reversible cover art and can also be purchased with a limited edition slip case from the Severin webstore. Also available exclusively from the Severin webstore is a Severin Hall of Fame pin of genre legend George Eastman, designed by PsychoDelic Company.
Special Features for Emanuelle and Francoise:
- Three Women and a Mirror – Interview With Actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi
- The Other Side of the Mirror – Interview With Actor George Eastman
- Deleted / Alternate scenes
Special Features for Escape From Women’s Prison:
- Le Evase – Italian cut
- Freedom, Sex & Violence – Interview with Director Giovanni Brusadori