Following the worldwide smashes Emmanuelle (1974) and The Story of O (1975), influential French filmmaker Just Jaeckin returned in 1977 with the sensual real-life drama Madame Claude. Starring French New Wave icon Françoise Fabian in the title role along with a sinister Klaus Kinski and lovely Dayle Haddon, Madame Claude is an incredibly timeless look at one of the most controversial figures in recent French history. Originally released as The French Woman in the United States, Madame Claude is a mesmerizing mixture of elegant eroticism and potent political thriller powered by Jaeckin’s inventive direction and an unforgettable score by legendary French composer Serge Gainsbourg.
Cult Epics is proud to present Madame Claude in a stunning brand new 4k transfer, supervised by Oscar nominated cinematographer Robert Fraisse, fully loaded with a plethora of new bonus features.
“Director Just Jaeckin is fast becoming the Woodward and Bernstein of French Cinema…Madame Claude is a kind of X-Rated Z (1969)” -PLAYBOY
“Madame Claude is a “breathtakingly visual film, concentrating on gowns, decor and beautiful nude bodies to a point of intoxication.” -Miami News
“Madame Claude is a glossy, good looking film”. -The Newcastle Evening Chronicle”Madame
“Claude is atmospheric, sensitive and often simply beautiful.” -Limburgsch Dagblad
“For fans of 1970s thrillers with a strong dose of the sexual, this classy release from Cult Epics is a must-own.” –Zeke Film
“Just Jaeckin explores his versatility by acclimatizing familiarity with new horizons surrounding brothel delights with shadow games and the new 4K Blu-ray from Cult Epics is the one, and only way to experience it all in Madame Claude.” –It’s Bloggin Evil
“I rather enjoyed the film, it’s super-stylish, very sexy and fun…” –McBastards Mausoleum
“Cult Epics has done a great job bringing this underappreciated entry in the director’s filmography to Blu-ray with a strong presentation and a nice array of supplements.” –Rock Shock Pop
“Loaded with sex scenes that tend to pop up every few minutes.” –Mondo Digital