Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Franco's Marquis de Sade:Justine(1969) Friday's Midnite movie at Spectacle

It looks like whoever is doing the Midnite Movie programming over at Spectacle is a really big Jess Franco fan. It couldn't have been more than three weeks ago that Vampyros Lesbos screened. Regardless, the person is doing a great job and obviously has great taste in bad movies. This Friday at midnight, the good people of Brooklyn are blessed with a screening of Marqis de Sade: Justine(1971), one of a couple of movies Franco directed based on the writers of the Marquis himself. Frankly I'm surpised he didn't do more, considering the Jesus is the King of European Sleeze.

Spectacle says - "Euro-sleaze maestro Jess Franco’s (Vampyros Lesbos) take on Marquis de Sade’s tale of a nubile young virgin's sexual awakening. Naïve waif Justine (Romina Power) must fend for herself when she and her dissolute sister Juliette (Maria Rohm) are thrown out of an orphanage and cast into the decadent world of 18th century France. Juliette slides easily into her new role as the main attraction in a Paris brothel, whilst innocent Justine delivers herself into humiliation, depravity and torture at the hands of a succession of would be benefactors.

Jack Palance gives a delightfully maniacal turn as the head of a crazed sect of debauched monks and glorious freak Klaus Kinski bookends as the Marquis himself."

Friday, March 18th at Midnight @ Spectacle 124 S. 3rd St., (at Bedford Ave.)Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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