House of Cruel Dolls Blu Ray Review (Full Moon Features)
House of Cruel Dolls (aKa House of Lost Dolls and La maison des filles perdues) is a 1974 exploitation film co-written and directed by Pierre Chevalier (The Panther Squad, Ladies House of Pleasure, and The Invisible Dead). It was co-written by the legendary Jesus Franco (Jailhouse Wardress, Golden Temple Amazons,Faceless, Zombie Lake, Barbed Wire Dolls, The Sadist of Notre Dame, Angel of Death, Diamonds of Kilimandjaro, and Sinfonía Erótica). Yvette (played by: Magda Mundari from The Erotic Confessions of a Bed Too Welcoming, Deadly Sting, The Adulteress, and Godefinger ou Certaines chattes n’aiment pas le mou) after being liberated from a life of sex slavery in the barbaric bordello House of Cruel Dolls, tells her sordid story in flashback when a vicious gang of white slavers forces women into prostitution!!!! Eurocine edited 1967’s Sigma 3 into this one. It starts out with the original material for about the first 30 minutes then the previously shot spy thriller is included in the mix. It’s kinda wild because actress Silvia Solar (Vicious and Nude, Adela, Cannibal Terror, Sinatra, Devil’s Kiss, and Eyeball) appears in both films inside this one odd mix. I guess they wanted some continuity with the same person in the entire production. It’s still a fun and very entertaining sleaze fest regardless of the bizarre editing thrown into it. Lots of beautiful women and none of them are shy in House of the Cruel Dolls so it’s loaded with eye candy. The cast also includes Olivier Mathot, Jack Taylor, Remo De Angelis, and Sandra Julien. Don’t expect a complete narrative that makes sense here but it’s worth checking out just for everything that happens in this exploration flick!!!! Let’s discuss this high definition presentation from Full Moon Features! This 1080p (1.85:1) uncut transfer is solid considering it’s source material and low budget production. It’s not perfect by any means but it’s honestly it’s the best it’s ever going to look on home video. It has a few different audio options which includes English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and English: Dolby Digital 5.1 on the disc. All of the dialogue is decent here, the sleaze is elevated, and the music has a good boost to it. It only has 6 “Trailers” included as the special features. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!