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Bésame monstruo (1969)

Country of Origin: Spain / West Germany
Year of Production: 1969
Running Times: 75 min (USA) 77 mins 81 mins 83 mins 87 mins (Spain)
Format: Eastmancolor 35mm
Ratio: 1.66:1
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: Aquila Film / Films Montana
Producers: Adrian Hoven (real name: Peter Hofkirchner), José López Moreno
Associate Producer: Pier A. Caminnecci
Production Manager: Karl Heinz Mannchen

SCRIPT
Script: Jesus Franco, Luis Revenga
Story: Karl Heinz Mannchen (uncredited)

DIRECTION
Director: Jesus Franco
Assistant Director: Francisco Lara Polop

PHOTOGRAPHY
Directors of Photography: Jorge Herrero, Franz Hofer

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editors: Francisco García Velázquez, Maruja Soriano (real name: María Luisa Soriano)

MUSIC
Music: Fernando García Morcillo (uncredited in German version); Jerry van Rooyen (uncredited in Spanish version)
Additional Music: Daniel White (uncredited in German version)

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Graf Pilati
Set Decorator: Carlos Viudes

LOCATIONS
Locations: Archena, Murcia, Spain; Balneario de Fortuna, Murcia, Spain; Cabo Roig, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain; La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Marbella, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain; Munich, Bavaria, Germany; Murcia, Murcia, Spain; Murcia, Spain; Portmán, Murcia, Spain

CAST
Janine Reynaud (Diana)
Rossana Yanni (Regina)
Adrian Hoven (Eric Vicas)
Chris Howland (Francis McClune)
Michel Lemoine (Jacques Maurier)
Ana Casares (Linda)
Manuel Velasco (Andy)
Marta Reves (Irina)
Bernabe Barta Barri (Inspektor Kramer)
Manolo Otero (Dimitri)
María Antonia Redondo (Bulumba)
Jesus Franco (Abilene's contact man)
Maria Dom (real name: Dorit Dom) (Anita)
Fernando de Rojas
Carlos Mendy
Gregorio de Mora (Andros)
Nélida Quiroga
Caroline Rivière

PLOT SUMMARY

Diana and Regina, a pair of detectives better known as The Red Lips, travel to a remote island investigating the killing of a messenger. They are caught up in the search by several interested parties for the notes left behind by the late Professor Bertrand who made important progress in his work on eugenics. They meet the product of Bertrand's work, a mutant muscleman, and various other strange characters along the way.

AVAILABILITY

USA
Theatrical Distributor: Joseph Green Pictures Inc
DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment (DV 10600)

Spain
Theatrical Distributors: DISCENTRO / Ismael González Díaz

Worldwide
International Sales: Atlas International

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

USA
Rating: R

TIMELINE

1969
May

31: Austria – theatrical release

1970
February

2: Spain – theatrical release

1998
October

27: USA - DVD release (Anchor Bay Entertainment (DV 10600))

POSTER TAGS

How to Create an Army of Young Lovers

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Castle of the Doomed - SE Asian title
Kiss Me, Monster
- US title
Küß mich, Monster - alternative title
Das Schloss der Gehenkten - West German title

LINKS

SEQUEL TO
El caso de las dos bellezas (1967)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Absurd no.8 (UK)
credits, review

The Dark Side April 1993 p.29 (UK)
credits, review

BOOKS

Obsession - The Films of Jesus Franco p.59
illustrated credits, review (by Christian Kessler)

Reference Guide to Fantastic Films p.31
credits

KEYWORDS

criminals; detectives; drowning; human experiments; islands; lesbianism; mutants; nightclubs; police; scientists; sequels; striptease; windmills


Last Updated: 16 March, 2009

 


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