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Jean Rollin, 1973
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Requiem for a Vampire was Jean Rollin’s favourite of all his films. Because he dredged the scenario from his subconscious, and because it was rushed into its written form so quickly (Rollin claimed that he wrote the entire script in only two days), he felt it was his purest work.
True to Rollin’s roots in serials and the Bizarre, the film opens with an action scene already in progress: two women in full clown makeup (Marie-Pierre Castel, Mirielle d’Argent), firing guns at a retaliating car behind them, as a handsome associate mans the steering wheel. This being a Rollin film, we quickly dispense with the man and get on with the general absence of story and the vital accumulation of fetish. Eluding their pursuers, our two clowns continue their never-explained flight on foot, journeying to a cemetery, then a chateau inhabited by “the last of the vampires”.
Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative
Original theatrical trailers
French with optional English subtitles
Introduction by Jean Rollin
‘The Shiver of the Vampire’, a documentary featuring interviews with Nathalie Perrey and Jean-Noël Delamarre
Interview with Louise Dhour, courtesy of Encore Filmed Entertainment
16-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
Original trailers of seven other Rollin films
France 1973 Colour 87 min 1.66:1
Written and Directed by Jean Rollin
Produced by Sam Selsky
Director of Photography: Renan Polles
Music by Pierre Raph
With Marie-Pierre Castel, Mirielle d’Argent, Louise D’hour,
Philippe Gasté, Dominique
Produced for Video by Bret Wood