Vampyros Lesbos is a classic: a beautiful, stylish masterpiece that surpasses any 'euro sleaze' conventions and this (it's companion piece) surpasses even this high water mark.
The same conventions are in place (similar cinematography, the same composers working on the soundtrack, Soledad Miranda) but is more coherent as a film, uses the conventions of traditional film making to show it's limitations.
And then there's Soledad. Soledad stalks through this film full of hate and fragility, pain in every glance. The beauty of Soledad becomes, in this film, problematic as our admiring gaze has to ignore her pain to see her as a sexual object and, by this, our reactions to the film become problematic.
Recomended for Jess Franco fans who argue he's not just a sleaze director he's actually very, very talented. Watch with Vampyros Lesbos, Justine, Jack the Ripper and the mighty Barbed Wire Dolls to see a director at his best/ worst (depending on your point of view.)