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The Rape of the Vampire [DVD] [1968]

Release Date:05/29/2012

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    Special Features

    • Mastered in HD from the uncensored 35mm negative
    • Introduction by Jean Rollin
    • Two short films by Jean Rollin: Les Amours Jaunes (The Yellow Loves, 1958, 9 min.) and Les Pays Loin (The Far Country, 1965, 16 min.)
    • Alternate version of one scene (2 min.)
    • "Fragments of Pavements Under the Sand," a documentary by Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with Jean Rollin, Jean-Denis Bonan, and Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
    • Interview with Jean Rollin
    • Interview with Jean-Loup Philippe
    • 16-page booklet with an essay by Tim Luca, editor of Video Watchdog
    • Original theatrical trailers


    The Rape of the Vampire
    This bizarre, surrealistic erotic-horror film was the first feature by cult director Jean Rollin. There's a great deal of sex, blood, and arty imagery but very little plot to speak of. What plot there is primarily focuses on a pair of insane vampiric sisters who believe that they are cursed by a black Queen Vampire who wears a salamander headband and carries a broadsword. The film got dreadful reviews for its well-nigh incomprehensible mix of densely graphic imagery, Gaston Leroux poetry, and dialogue which was more than half improvised. The results were mostly regrettable, but Rollin completists will find enough unique touches to make it worth watching. Rollin returned with the even stranger La Vampire Nue. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Solange Pradel

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