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30 August 2013

Jess Franco's swan song: AL PEREIRA VS. THE ALLIGATOR LADIES (review)

The daughters of Fu Manchu are after hard-boiled detective Al Pereira.  Fortunately, Pereira is after them too, and his only defenses are his machismo and his gun; which are pretty much the same thing when your enemy is using sex as a weapon (“I can see your alligators!”).  Antonio Mayans (REVENGE IN THE HOUSE OF USHER), Paula Davis (PAULA-PAULA), and Carmen Montes (SNAKEWOMAN) star in Franco's last edited film.

REVIEW LINK: Cameo (Spain) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVD Drive-in)

AL PEREIRA VS. THE ALLIGATOR LADIES DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English, Spanish, and Italian subtitles
  • Trailer
  • Filming (in Spanish with no subtitles):
    • Behind the Scenes
    • "The Anger of Jesús"
    • Testing the Camera
    • Interview with director Jesús Franco and actor Antonio Mayans
  • Premieres (Spanish with no subtitles):
    • "Pies de Gato TV" Barcelona premiere
    • "Cine Maldà" premiere
    • "The Night of the Alligator Ladies"
    • Festival de Málaga premiere
  • "Return of the Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies" web series (in English):
    • Episode 1: "Dr. Orloff's Monster"
    • Episode 2: "Factory of the Living Dead"
    • Episode 3: "The Sinister Dr. Orloff"
    • Episode 4: "Female Vampire"
  • Trailer for documentary "A Ritmo de Jess" (3:29)
  • Bizarre & Underground Film Festival shorts:
    • "Arrozzorra" by Naxo Fiol (Spanish with burnt-in English subtitles)
    • "Coños y Barro" by Naxo Fiol (silent)
    • "Horrormanía" by Juan Carlos Gallardo (Spanish with burnt-in English subtitles)
    • "Jenny" by Julio Cerrillo (Spanish with no subtitles)

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