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She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)

Sie tötete in Ekstase (original title)
After a doctor commits suicide when his research into human embryos is terminated, his wife seduces and then executes revenge upon those she holds responsible.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Frank Hollmann)

Writer:

Jesús Franco (as Frank Hollmann)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Soledad Miranda ... Mrs. Johnson (as Susann Korda)
Fred Williams ... Dr. Johnson
Paul Muller ... Dr. Franklin Houston (as Paul Müller)
Howard Vernon ... Prof. Jonathan Walker
Ewa Strömberg Ewa Strömberg ... Dr. Crawford (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Horst Tappert ... Inspector
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Storyline

A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to his death by luring each member of the committee into compromising situations and then killing them one by one. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany | Spain

Language:

German

Release Date:

10 December 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimes dans l'extase See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Soledad Miranda, the actress who played Mrs. Johnson, was dubbed by Renate Küster. See more »

Goofs

After Dr. Crawford is suffocated with a semi-clear plastic pillow, her throat is moving as she shallowly breathes. See more »

Connections

Featured in She Killed in Ecstasy: Paul Muller on Jess Franco (2015) See more »

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Another Franco Remake
19 July 2004 | by Judexdot1See all my reviews

This has gotten a renewed life, following the "Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party" CD, which includes music from "Vampyros Lesbos", "Devil Came From Akasava", and this remake of "The Diabolical Dr. Z". Basically, a young scientist is barred from continuing his experiments in mixing human and animal DNA by the local medical board. He goes home, mopes, and eventually commits suicide. His wife, the lovely Soledad Miranda, is quite upset, and proceeds to use her femininity to lure the doctors responsible into sexual situations, before disposing of them. There is a lot of Cornell Woolrich's "The Bride Wore Black" here, juiced up to 60's level sex and sleaze. Franco pops in as a scientist, and it's interesting to see Howard Vernon playing the same role he played in "Diabolical Dr. Z". Other than the flaky psychedelic Jazz soundtrack, this is one of Soledad Miranda's best films, and she tackles her role mucho gusto. Franco's notorious Zoom overuse is toned down here, and he keeps it moving along nicely. Not as twisted as his 70's takes on similar material, but more well done than much of his catalog.


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