Eugenie Research Update…Toledo, OH 9/13/71
Jess Franco’s Eugenie with Mac Ahlberg’s Nana, the other film released by Distinction Pictures playing at the Miracle Mile and Maumee Drive Ins in the Toledo area while the Urban Action classic Shaft with the Cult Classic Pretty Maids All in a row at the Franklin Park Drive In. That’s seriously a Weekend’s worth of greatness!
Watching the Documentary on the Eugenie DVD, there was a mention from Jess Franco about Jerry Gross being the one who was going to be Distributing the film, which was seriously logical as he also had Igna and The Seduction of Igna, but I also read in a Boxoffice 8/24/70 review that Distinction was an Adult wing of National General. Selling off films to other companies is nothings new, but there have been times that reports have had some facts wrong, so I wonder if Gross actually parted off with that film to National General/ Either way, it’s great that it actually had some plays after a successful premiere while moving down to the usual Drive Ins and houses that welcomed Exploitation.