Mar 132023

Eugenie arrives on 4K Ultra HD from Blue Underground on February 21. This drama was directed by Jess Franco and features include a new audio commentary, interviews and more.



Marquis de Sade’s Philosophy in the Boudoir
a.k.a. Eugenie

Genre(s): Horror, Drama
Blue Underground | NR – 87 min. – $49.95 | February 21, 2023

Date Published: 03/13/2023 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Jess Franco
Writer(s): Peter Welbeck (screenplay)
Cast: Marie Liljedahl, Maria Rohm, Jack Taylor, Christopher Lee

Features: Commentary, Interviews, Gallery, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 2160p/Widescreen 2.40
Dynamic Range: HDR10, Dolby Vision
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Codecs: HEVC / H.265
Region(s): A, B, C



Eugenie (MARIE LILJEDAHL) is an innocent young woman taken to an island paradise where she is initiated into a world of pleasure and pain controlled by the sinister Dolmance (CHRISTOPHER LEE). But when she surrenders to her own forbidden fantasies, Eugenie becomes trapped in a frenzy of drugs, sadomasochism and murder. Can a frightened girl in the grip of carnal perversion find sanctuary in the orgies of the depraved?



This release comes with an embossed slip cover with a cutout on the front.

Audio Commentary with Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Troy Howorth (NEW)

Perversion Stories (17:32) is a featurette that includes interviews with Director Jess Franco, Writer/Producer Harry Alan Towers and Actors Maria Lijedahl and Christopher Lee.

Stephen Thrower on Eugenie (18:09) — Interview with the author of “Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco.

Jack Taylor in the Francoverse (24:43) — Interview with Actor Jack Taylor (NEW)

Also included is the Theatrical Trailer (3:25) and a “Newly Exapnded” Poster & Still Gallery.


VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Eugenie a.k.a. Philosophy in the Boudoir comes to 4K Ultra HD and is presented with a 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio, receiving a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative. As it is, this 2160p high-definition transfer looks fairly good, albeit not exactly phenomenal. Still, for the most part the detail is sharp throughout, even if some shots do look a bit soft, while colors appear nicely balanced without appearing oversaturated.

The movie comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 track which showcases good dialogue with maybe just a bit of hissing perhaps due to lower quality sound design either on set or through ADR. Still, for a movie of this age, it’s a fine lossless track.

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