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Letdown in Lesbos,
This review is from: Vampyros Lesbos  [DVD] (DVD)I'd have to say this is a remarkably amateurish, tedious and inept film whose reputation rests more on the outlandish and entertaining soundtrack than any intrinsic merits of the film itself. The director is clearly in love with the zoom lens - whether this is due to any aesthetic motivation, or simply because such things are cheaper than bothering to move cameras around or do any editing, it would be fruitless to speculate. Similarly one could presumably put forward some compelling intellectual arguments for why so many scenes are not in focus, but it seems difficult to avoid the conclusion that this is down to incompetence.
Mr. Franco clearly has his admirers, but given that this film is one of their favourites, I can't see myself frittering away any more time or money on further examples from his ouevre.
I would recommend Harry Kumel's "Daughters of Darkness" as a far better treatment of a similar theme.