Release Date: 10/26/21
A DOUBLE FEATURE OF NOIR FILMS FROM THE MASTER JESÚS FRANCO (aka 'Jess Franco')
THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF
JESS FRANCO'S TWO LONG-UNSEEN FILM NOIRS
Following his international breakthrough with THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF, director Jess Franco next delivered a startling pair of crime-thrillers that pistol-whipped European notions of film noir while lighting the fuse on Uncle Jess' own insane aesthetic. Set in New Orleans and based on a novel by the authors of VERTIGO, DEATH WHISTLES THE BLUES is a hard-boiled tale of betrayal, violence and revenge featuring smoky jazz compositions by Franco himself. Jean Servais of RIFIFI fame stars in RIFIFI IN THE CITY, a nihilistic trip through a pulp underworld of thugs, snitches, nightclub dames and black-gloved giallo-style murders. Both films - which led an impressed Orson Welles to hire Franco as his assistant on CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT - now feature HD scans from the original negatives for the first time ever.
|Label: Severin Films|
|Genre: Film Noir|
|Run Time: 166 mins|
- Franco Noir â Interview With Stephen Thrower, Author Of âMurderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema Of JesÃºs Francoâ
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