I have barely dipped a toe in the cinematic exploits of Jess Franco (I've seen maybe three of his directorial efforts), but it seems like THE GIRL FROM RIO would be right up my alley. While odds are fairly good that I'll stumble across its Rifftraxed version sooner rather than later, I've read enough about this SUMURU sequel to possibly take a blind leap and pick up Blue Underground's brand-spanking new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the film! If you enjoy euro-spy thrillers and/or the films of Jess Franco, this seems like it's an immediate must-own disc! Let's take a closer look, shall we?!
Synopsis: In the tradition of BARBARELLA and DANGER: DIABOLIK comes this swinging '60s action orgy as bisexual super-villain Sumitra (aka Sumuru, the luscious Shirley Eaton of GOLDFINGER and THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU) launches a diabolical plan to enslave the male species with her army of lusty warrior women. But when Sumitra kidnaps a fugitive American playboy, she crosses a sadistic crime boss (Academy Award winner George Sanders of ALL ABOUT EVE and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED) and ignites a battle of the sexes that will bring Brazil to its knees in more ways than one. Get ready to experience director Jess Franco at his most erotic, exotic and bizarre. This is THE GIRL FROM RIO!
Richard Wyler (THE BOUNTY KILLER) and Maria Rohm (EUGENIE, JUSTINE) co-star in this kinky cult favorite (also known as Rio 70, Future Women, and The Seven Secrets of Sumuru), packed with go-go boots, miniskirts and outrageous Jess Franco style! THE GIRL FROM RIO is now presented totally uncut and uncensored with all its eye-popping nudity, and lesbianism now fully restored in 4K!
Not Rated | Color | 94 minutes | Region Free & Region A
Video - 2160p & 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
- NEW! 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE UNCENSORED CAMERA NEGATIVE!
- NEW! Audio Commentary with critics Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Troy Howarth!
- NEW! Rocking in Rio - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of "Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco."
- NEW! RiffTrax Edition – THE GIRL FROM RIO Riffed by Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett & Kevin Murphy!
- NEW! Additional Scenes from German Version!
- Rolling in Rio – Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Star Shirley Eaton!
- Trim Reel
- Poster & Still Gallery
- Limited Edition embossed slipcover (First Pressing Only!)
Bill Lustig's Blue Underground label has apparently done an incredible job on THE GIRL FROM RIO's restoration and has loaded up this 2-disc set with some cool new bonus features, including the Rifftraxed version of the film, which I honestly did not anticipate! (That's kind of awesome actually - I hope other companies start doing this as well!) THE GIRL FROM RIO's 4K arrives on September 26th and will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $32 - $50! (Oof! That's pricey!) You can add this Jess Franco classic to your collection now by ordering from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!