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
Genre(s): Horror, Drama
Blue Underground | NR – 87 min. – $49.95 | February 21, 2023
Date Published: 03/13/2023 | Author: The Movieman
|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?|
SPECIAL FEATURES – 4/5
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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