Description

Jean Rollin, 1980

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free BLU-RAY

One of the most bizarre films in the living dead craze of the early 1980s, ZOMBIE LAKE feasts without restraint upon the carcasses of a variety of cinematic genres: the WWII picture, the sexploitation film, gore horror, and even the romantic melodrama.

Conceived by one master of erotic horror (Jess Franco) and pseudonymously directed by another (Jean Rollin), ZOMBIE LAKE weaves the tale of a contemporary French village haunted by water-logged Nazis slain by the resistance. With little regard for narrative subtlety, the film veers from the shamelessly exploitive (as when a women’s volleyball team skinny-dips in zombie-infested waters) to the tearfully sentimental (depicting a young orphan girl’s psychic connection to one of the walking dead).

Beneath its garish surface, however, ZOMBIE LAKE, embraces several themes that run throughout Rollin’s body of work, showing that this eclectic artist could not help investing even a playful film such as this with his personal sensibilities.

Special Features

Newly mastered in HD from the archival negatives

French with optional English subtitles

English dubbed version

Alternate (less explicit) versions of two sequences

Alternate English title sequence

Original theatrical trailers

Original trailers of other Jean Rollin films available from Redemption

Film details:

France 1980 Colour 86 min 1.66:1

1920 x 1080p

Directed by Jean Rollin

Produced by Marius Lesoeur

Associate producer: Daniel Lesoeur

Story by Julián Esteban

Screenplay by Jess Franco

Director of Photography: Max Monteillet

Music by Daniel White

With Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Marcia Sharif, Antonio Mayans

Produced for Video by Bret Wood