Redemption / Kino Lorber
Picked up by a reputable producer, Jesús Franco takes yet another stab at conventional B&W horror. The pulp thrills get a boost through the contributions of talented collaborators: excellent camerawork flatters the idiosyncratic obsessions of a writer-director trying to get a grip on something resembling a dream-world sensibility. Although it’s not saying much, this might be the best of Franco’s earlier B&W horror output. With Estella Blain, Mabel Karr, Howard Vernon; on Blu-ray from Redemption / Kino Lorber.
Aha, it looks like another abbreviated column is up in a timely manner. . . Once again, in case CineSavant is out of contact, it’s easy to see if a new review is up at this link —
The adventure continues! — Glenn