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A Poe-like study of guilt and revenge, THE DEMONIACS (Les Démoniaques) concerns a band of ‘wreckers’ who rape and murder two young sisters, the survivors (Lieva Lone, Patricia Hermenier) of a ship they have lured into coastal rocks and plundered. The ghostly sisters haunt the Captain and obtain help from a mysterious clown (Mirielle d’Argent) who leads them to an impressive disused cathedral. There they meet a gnostic priest (Ben Zimet) standing guard over a cell that harbours the Devilhimself (Miletic Zivomir), who empowers the angelic girls sexually with the evil necessary to exact their vengeance.

If ever one of Rollin’s films was presided over by a singular compelling presence, it is that of Joëlle Coeur, the mysterious auburn-tressed female lead. As Tina the Wrecker, Coeur seems to incarnate the perverse libido, stripping and publicly pleasuring herself

while in thrall to the rape and pillage of her gruff associates.

Special features:

Mastered HD from the 35mm negative

Original theatrical trailer

French with optional English subtitles

Introduction by Jean Rollin

Two deleted sex scenes (10 min.)

Additional deleted footage (2 min.)

Interview with Jean Bouyxou

Interview with Natalie Perrey

16-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of

Video Watchdog

Original trailers of seven other Rollin films

Film details:

France 1974 Colour 100 min 1.78:1

1920 x 1080p

Written and Directed by Jean Rollin

Produced by Pierre Quérut and Lionel Wallmann

Director of Photography: Jean-Jacques Renon

Music by Pierre Raph

With Joëlle Coeur, John Rico, Lieva Lone, Patricia Hermenier,

Louise Dhour, Willy Braque, Paul Bisciglia, Miletic Zivomir

Produced for Video by Bret Wood

Special thanks to Daniel Gouyette