The Rape of the Vampire in new HDR 4K and Blu-ray editions!

Jean Rollin’s debut film, The Rape of the Vampire, has been remastered from the original negatives into 4K as part of our deal with Indicator and looks breathtaking. The 4K and Blu-ray releases are also packed full of extras and also include Rollin’s short film, The Far Country, which has also been remastered in 4K.


  • New 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original French mono soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Jean Rollin (2007)
  • Audio commentary with film expert and author Tim Lucas (2023)
  • Jean Rollin Introduces ‘The Rape of the Vampire’ (1998): filmed appraisal
  • Jean Rollin on ‘The Rape of the Vampire’ (2007): the director in conversation with the festival programmer and journalist Joshua T Gravel at the Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal
  • Fragments of Pavement Under Sand (2023): updated documentary on the making of The Rape of the Vampire, directed by Rollin’s assistant, Daniel Gouyette, and including interviews with key collaborators Jean-Denis Bonan, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou and Jean-Loup Philippe
  • New interview with Jean-Denis Bonan, editor of The Rape of the Vampire and assistant director of The Far Countries (2023)
  • Newly edited archival interview with actor Jacqueline Sieger (2023)
  • Newly edited archival interview with actor Alain Yves Beaujour (2023)
  • Newly edited archival interview with actor Jean-Loup Philippe (2023)
  • Newly edited archival interview with composer François Tusques (2023)
  • Critical appreciation by author and film historian Virginie Sélavy (2023)
  • Alternative scene
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
  • 4K restoration of The Far Countries (Les Pays loins, 1965): Rollin’s second fictional short film tells of a couple lost in a maze of streets who can’t remember how they got there
  • The Far Countries audio commentary with Rollin (2007)
  • L’Itinéraire Souvenir (2018): artistic reconstruction of Rollin’s lost work from 1962 by filmmakers Victor Poucalow and Raja Tawil
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity material and behind the scenes
  • New and improved English translation subtitles
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Beatrice Loayza, archival writing by Jean Rollin on the making of the film, an archival interview with the director by Peter Blumenstock, Jean Rollin’s recollections of shooting The Far Countries, and full film credits
  • World premiere on 4K UHD
  • Limited edition of 10,000 numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US
Rape of The Vampire in 4K and Blu-ray UHD