The Demons (1972) - A102


Director: Clifford Brown (Jesus Franco)AKA:
Rarity:* * * * *Desirability: * * * * *
Run time: 79min 28secReview Rating: * * *
Production date: 1972GO release date:1981
Tagline: A Bloody Orgy with a Historic contentDVD Availability:Yes
Adverts & Articles:Genre: Adult/Horror
Original Price : £

Current market Value: £200 - £250

Useless Info

The only Go title released twice, this being its first outing, its argued which is rarer though its generally thought this is the slightly easier version to find. Like most of the early Go's in this genre this title commands big money when they rarely come up for sale and you will be into three figures to secure this one.

Shot Glass Review

One of the trashiest and seedier of all Go releases; this sordid Jess Franco produced (using the pseudonym Clifford Brown) S&M-styled account of the 17th century witch trials was rejected in March 1972 when submitted for a cinema certificate. Times have changed however and Redemption Films, possessing a version that was over 20 minutes longer than this Go release, finally got the film through unscathed. This ‘Restored Version’, one of three known extant variations of this film, is perhaps more familiar to fans in Europe as Les demons. This comparatively polished work by Franco certainly wasn’t without its faults. Several scenes were shot out of focus, while others lingered shakily after a zoom, giving the production a sort of well deserved cheap ’n nasty feel.

This was one of no less than three films which Go licensed from CFFP (Comptoir Français du Film Production) library in Paris. Others included Diary of a Nymphomanic (AKA “Sinner”) and The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein. As well as being one of the trashier titles Go had to offer, it is also one of the rarest.

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