Georges Franju – Judex [+Extras] (1963)

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There’s a world of difference between the natural, “found” surrealism of Louis Feuillade’s lighthearted French serial (1914) and the darker, studied surrealism and campy piety of this 1964 remake by Georges Franju. Yet in Franju’s hands the material has its own magic (and deadpan humor), which makes this one of the better features of his middle period. Judex (Channing Pollack) is a cloaked hero who abducts a villainous banker to prevent the evil Diana (Francine Bergé in black tights) from stealing a fortune from the banker’s virtuous daughter. Some of what Franju finds here is worthy of Cocteau, and as he discovered when he attempted another pastiche of Feuillade’s work in color, black and white is essential to the poetic ambience. (Jonathan Rosenbaum)






Extra :
Interview with Jacques Champreux. Co-writer of Judex and grandson of Louis Feuillade.

http://www.nitroflare.com/view/F880D587FD9C1E2/Judex.avi
http://www.nitroflare.com/view/475DE1328528509/Judex_-_eng.srt
http://www.nitroflare.com/view/BA3C2DDD68D885A/Judex_-_spa.srt
http://www.nitroflare.com/view/FEE9350FB068BE0/Judex_extra.avi
http://www.nitroflare.com/view/45366067FC3D6ED/Judex_extra.srt

Language(s):French
Subtitles:English (Film + Extra) Spanish (Only for film)

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