The Rape of the Vampire

The Rape of the Vampire

Solange Pradel
Director: Jean Rollin Cast: Solange Pradel
Solange Pradel
, Jean-Loup Philippe
Jean-Loup Philippe
, Bernard Letou
Bernard Letou
Jean Rollin

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
UPC: 5055887000136
Original Release: 1968
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 55,061

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