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The Frenchman’s Garden

aka El huerto del Francés

  • Year:1978
  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Paul Naschy
  • Length: 93 min
  • IMDb rating: The Frenchman’s Garden (1978) on IMDb
Poster of The Frenchman’s Garden

El huerto del Francés is arguably Naschy’s most impressive film up until this time. As a recreation of a real, horrific event, it can hardly be faulted. The entire cast rises to the occasion and delivers note-perfect performances. Naschy’s meticulous attention to detail results in an exacting recreation of the period, but most importantly the film has plenty of fire and intensity; it is not a boring still life.

Troy Howarth, Human Beasts: The Films of Paul Naschy (WK Books, 2018)

Selected disc options for The Frenchman’s Garden

Extras
Mondo Macabro box art
Mondo Macabro BD-A/US 2021
Audio Commentary by Troy Howarth and Naschycast’s Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn has extra
Interview Segment with Director/Writer/Actor Paul Naschy on “The Frenchman’s Garden” (2003, 3:05) has extra
Interview with Director/Writer/Actor Paul Naschy (2003, 27:52) has extra

Notes

  • Mondo Macabro’s Blu-ray is also available as a “Limited Edition” containing a 16-page booklet with writing by Victor Matellano and Sergio Molina (“‘The Frenchman’s Garden’: Home Grown Horror”).

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

  • Interview Segment with Director/Writer/Actor Paul Naschy on “The Frenchman’s Garden” (2003, 3:05)
  • Interview with Director/Writer/Actor Paul Naschy (2003, 27:52)
Presentation Mondo Macabro BD 2021
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 27.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.41:1
      • Length:1:37:23.420
      • File size: 19.67 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: Spanish DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1017 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
Extras Audio Commentary by Troy Howarth and Naschycast’s Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn Mondo Macabro BD
Interview Segment with Director/Writer/Actor Paul Naschy on “The Frenchman’s Garden” (2003, 3:05, 1080p) Mondo Macabro BD
Interview with Director/Writer/Actor Paul Naschy (2003, 27:52, 1080p) Mondo Macabro BD