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November 27, 2016

Movie Review: 99 Women (Blu-ray)

Reviewed By: James D.

As a film fan who seeks out the lost treasures you have always heard about Franco’s 99 Women being so controversial for its time. I think the controversy of this film is that the price is so damn high. Why attack Blue Underground. They are not the regular suspects. That would be Grindhouse, Severin, Arrow and countless others who are gouging the fans for every penny we have. I understand you are having tough times on sales, but to hit your die-hard fans so hard is not the answer. 

99 Women is basically a women in prison exploitation film. Maria Rohm plays the 99th prisoner of an all-female island prison. Franco is shooting high on this film, but it just comes up so short. You have Mercedes McCambridge and Herbert Lom in this film. They both are incredible at their crafts, but they are so wasted here. The film tries to create a plot off of the government inspector coming down on the sadistic governor. Which we get to see the guy who is in charge of the male prison on the other side of the island. 
Franco's film is fair and fine for what it offers. There is nothing great about the film, but this is clearly Franco at his overworked best. The film needed more direction and structure. The only thing you can assume watching this film that the film is there to try and get a reaction out of you. The film does offer that, but for a price tag of 50.00, this film does not offer enough to justify that much money.

The interview we get with Franco on here was good. I did enjoy that nugget. I felt though he was holding back on it a tad. Overall, this is a good enough movie to see

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