Wealthy industrialist Georges Radamante (Maurice Lemaitre) has dreams of

immortality. Not through his own achievements, but by finding a way to share the

biochemistry of the mute, orphaned vampire woman (Caroline Cartier) who has been

raised by hooded needle-stickers in isolation, deprived of exposure to human faces.

Radamante’s son Pierre (Olivier Martin, Rollin’s real-ilfe brother) innocently complicates

matters while trying to infiltrate his father’s private club. It is love at first sight and Pierre

determines to liberate his beloved, a gaol which attracts the companionship of other

vampires, who plan a torch-carrying siege of Radamante’s palatial compound.

Rollin’s first colour film and his first collaboration with director of photography Jean-Jacques Renon,

The Nude Vampire (La Vampire Nue) is a curiously science fiction-tinged story in the then-

fashionable style Jean-Claude Forrest (Barbarella) and Metal hurlant artists Jean "Moebius" Giraud

and Philippe Druillet, who was in fact recruited to design the film’s poster.

Special features:

Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative

French with optional English subtitles

English dubbed version

Introduction by Jean Rollin (2 minutes)

Interview with Jean Rollin by Daniel Gouyette (19 minutes)

Interview with Natalie Perrey (4 minute)

20-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog

French and English theatrical trailers

Original trailers of four other Rollin films

Film details:

France 1970 Colour 80 min 1.66:1

1920 x 1080p

Directed by Jean Rollin

Produced by Jean Lavie

Written by Jean Rollin and S. H. Mosti

Director of Photography: Jean-Jacques Renon

Music by Yvon Serault

With Maurice Lemaitre, Caroline Cartier, Olivier Rollin, Rene-Jean Chauffard

Produced for video by Bret Wood