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In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a young woman from the surf. He remembers her from the night before, when he saw her at a millionaire playboy's party and then later watched as she was assaulted by the party's host and two of his friends. In confusion, Jimmy, the musician, leaves for Rio where he finds the sympathetic ear of Rita, a singer who invites him to live with her and helps him recover his equilibrium and his musical ability. Then, into the room walks a woman who looks like Wanda, the murder victim. Jimmy pursues her, not caring if she's alive or dead. What's going on?
The coat that covered paradise, uncovered hell!
Also Known As:
Venus in Furs
Release Date: September 09, 1970
Runtime: 86 mins
All Genres: Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany, Italy
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
James Darren ...Jimmy Logan
Barbara McNair ...Rita
Maria Rohm ...Wanda Reed
Klaus Kinski ...Ahmed Kortobawi
Dennis Price ...Percival Kapp
Margaret Lee ...Olga
Adolfo Lastretti ...Insp. Kaplan (as Aldo Lastretti)
Jesus Franco ...Jazz musician
Manfred Mann ...Jazz musician
Paul Muller ...Hermann
Mirella Pamphili ...
Harry Alan Towers
Milo G. Cuccia
More Movie Taglines:
- The coat that covered paradise, uncovered hell!
- A Masterpiece of Supernatural Sex
- Jimmy Logan: She was beautiful, even though she was dead.
Jimmy Logan: How can you run from a dead person unless you're dead yourself?
- The film was originally inspired to director Franco by a conversation with jazz artist Chet Baker. Franco at first conceived the film as a bi-racial love story, but the distributors felt the idea wouldn't wash with audiences of the time so the story was re-written as a surreal thriller.
Jess Franco wanted the film to be titled Black Angel but distributors changed the title for marketing reasons and also altered the director's original ending.
Despite the film's title it was not based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novel popular novel 'Venus in Furs', though producers liked this title for the marketing association.
Director Jess Franco once said he loved working with Dennis Price on this film because of Price's constant professionalism. The two would continue to work together on Franco's next to films.
According to Jess Franco star James Darren actually did fall in love with co-star Maria Rohm during the production, though it is unknown whether the two actually developed a relationship.
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