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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: BLU-BD-7520
  • Format: 4K Ultra HD
  • UPC: 827058752091
  • Street Date: 09/26/23
  • PreBook Date: 08/22/23
  • Label: Blue Underground »
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run Time: 94 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1969
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 25
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Shirley Eaton as Sumitra
  •       Richard Wyler as Jeff Sutton
  •       George Sanders as Masius
  •       Maria Rohm as Lesley
  • Director: Jess Franco
  • Producer: Harry Alan Towers


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The Girl From Rio [4K UHD + Blu-ray]

Bisexual super-villain Sumuru launches a diabolical plan to enslave the male species with her army of lusty warrior women!

The Girl From Rio [4K UHD + Blu-ray]
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A Carnivàle Of Sex, Violence And Outrageous Style From Jess Franco!

In the tradition of BARBARELLA and DANGER: DIABOLIK comes this swinging '60s action orgy as bisexual super-villain Sumuru (the luscious Shirley Eaton of GOLDFINGER) launches a diabolical plan to enslave the male species with her army of lusty warrior women. But when Sumuru kidnaps a fugitive American playboy, she crosses a sadistic crime boss (Academy Award® winner George Sanders of ALL ABOUT EVE and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED) and ignites a battle of the sexes that will bring Brazil to its knees in more ways than one.

Richard Wyler (THE BOUNTY KILLER) and Maria Rohm (EUGENIE) co-star in this kinky cult favorite from producer Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU) and director Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS). Also known as RIO 70, FUTURE WOMEN and THE SEVEN SECRETS OF SUMURU, THE GIRL FROM RIO is now presented in a brand-new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, totally uncut and uncensored with all its eye-popping nudity, torture and lesbianism in Dolby Vision HDR!


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Bonus Materials

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) and HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.66:1 feature presentations
  • Audio: 1.0 DTS-HD MA (English)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Troy Howarth
  • NEW! Rocking in Rio - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of “Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco”
  • Rolling in Rio – Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers and Star Shirley Eaton
  • NEW! Additional Scenes from German Version
  • Trim Reel
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • NEW! RiffTrax Edition – THE GIRL FROM RIO Riffed by Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett & Kevin Murphy (78 Mins.)

Sales Points

  • Starring Shirley Eaton (GOLDFINGER, THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU), Richard Wyler (THE BOUNTY KILLER, LITTLE WOMEN), Academy Award® winner George Sanders (ALL ABOUT EVE, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED), and Maria Rohm (99 WOMEN, EUGENIE)
  • Written & produced by Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU, THE MANGLER), based on characters created by Sax Rohmer
  • Directed by Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS, VAMPYROS LESBOS)
  • National Print Advertising and extensive Online Exposure
  • Limited Edition embossed slipcover (First Pressing Only)
  • Loaded with Extras, including Additional Scenes and the outrageous RiffTrax Edition of the film!
  • Remastered Blu-ray features 1080p HD Resolution, with DTS-HD Master Audio
  • WORLD PREMIERE! Brand-new 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
  • UHD features 2160p Ultra HD Resolution and Dolby Vision HDR, with DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Jess Franco’s action-packed erotic spy caper now on 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Disc!
  • For fans of THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU, Fu Manchu, and James Bond

Press Quotes


     —The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film

A Great Comic Book Style Action Film!

     —DVD Drive-In

Shirley Eaton Gives A Deliriously Villainous Performance Worthy Of Joan Crawford!

     —DVD Talk

A Wacky Psychedelic Thriller... As Far As Vintage European B-Films Are Concerned, THE GIRL FROM RIO Is One Of The Very Best!


As far as vintage European B-films are concerned, The Girl From Rio is one of the very best. Blue Underground's upcoming 4K Blu-ray/Blu-ray release introduces a brand new 4K restoration of The Girl From Rio that is a stunner... Franco aficionados should not miss it. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

     —SVET ATANASOV, Blu-ray.com

a striking audiovisual experience.

     —BUDD WILKINS, Slant Magazine

A half-baked comic strip of a movie with sexy women, exotic locales, great music, a super villain, bad guys by the dozen, and stylish lighting… Blue Underground has just released a stacked 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray combo pack of THE GIRL FROM RIO, and it has never looked or sounded better on home video!

     —David J. Moore, The Movie Elite


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