Is Jess Franco a perv??
Ok, I watched this film and was looking forward to it.But I was greatly dispointed, other than Christopher Lee and the musical score by Bruno Nicolai, I found it to be rather trashy,the character of Mary gets more screen time than the judge who the film is named after.
Also it follows Mary from one groping man to the next, a dungeon of naked tortured women, Mary makes an out of character display by licking the naked body of another female prisoner much to the delight of their captors. It seemed more of a porno than anything else, Now Judge Jeffries was not the sweetest man in the world but a much more multi-faceted character than the horn dog this film portrayed him as.
I can useually see the bigger picture, but asking me to buy into S&M in the guise of historical drama is an insult.
I tried to give Franco another chance, by watching " The blood of Fu Manchu" yet again I see a dungeon of naked women being tortured by grunting men.
I have watched both documentaries for these films,so I know that Christopher Lee isn't cool with gratuitous scenes of sexual violence. But he obviously has faith in Franco. So there must be a redeeming movie by him out there. Does anyone know of one? Because he just a perv in my book.