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Shiver of the Vampires [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

Jean Rollin    R (Restricted)   Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Jean Rollin's surreal and strange cult classic is a nutty mix of hippie vampires, lesbian seduction, and moonlight ceremonies in a graveyard bathed in red and blue light. A honeymooning couple stops at a crumbling castle to visit the oddball cousins of bride Isolde, who have supposedly just passed away but mysteriously show up for dinner. Decked out in hep Carnaby Street duds, they entertain their guests with tales of religious research and the worship of Isis, tossing the story back and forth like a game of verbal Ping-Pong. While the groom Antoine discovers their bloodsucking secret as they stake a recent victim in their cellar ("We must not pass on this terrible curse"), Isolde is seduced by a statuesque female vampire who steps out of a grandfather clock and into her bed, the first of many memorable entrances. Even more absurd than most of Rollin's low-budget horror fantasies, The Shiver of the Vampires is one of his most inventive productions, a gorgeously photographed, dreamy look into the erotic lure of vampirism set to a groovy instrumental progressive rock score. Like a skin flick for surrealists, the film is full of passages of naked women wordlessly wandering through the castle hallways and towers, and in true Rollin fashion he can't seem to decide if the gallant groom or the bloodsucking sensualists are the true heroes of this counter-culture vampire tale. The DVD features French and English trailers, a gallery of production stills, and a Rollin filmography. --Sean Axmaker

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When a honeymooning couple visit the crumbling estate of the bride's ancestors, they discover her closet is filled with more than skeletons: a sinister lesbian vampire, a pair of nubile handmaidens, and two vampire hunters who have been recruited into the ranks of the undead.

BONUS FEATURES: Introduction by Jean Rollin (5 min), French Theatrical Trailer, English Theatrical Trailer, Interview with Jean Rollin by Dr. Patricia MacCormack (40 min), Trailers for Fascination, Lips of Blood, The Iron Rose & The Nude Vampire.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, with Reservations June 14 2002
Format:DVD
I an overjoyed that after years of bad bootlegs, Redemption is releasing pristine copies of Jean Rollin's films. However, while the beauty of this transfer cannot be denied (it probably never looked this good when it was originally released) this particular version has 4 scenes that are missing, and that were available on a Something Weird version (which was missing a key scene that Redemption has).
The missing scenes invove a lesbian orgy after the wife is bitten, a heterosexual coupling, a weird rite where the comatose wife drinks a cup of blood (taken from a cut in a breast), and an almost out-of-place scene (that looks suspiciously like an insert) involving two girls being tortured in a dungeon.
Since Redemption claims to work from Rollin's originals, I wonder why these scenes are missing. Well, just one of those mysteries...
Still, despite this, this DVD is well worth owning. It remains one of Rollin's best works, along with Lips of Blood & Fascination.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, with Reservations June 14 2002
Format:DVD
I an overjoyed that after years of bad bootlegs, Redemption is releasing pristine copies of Jean Rollin's films. However, while the beauty of this transfer cannot be denied (it probably never looked this good when it was originally released) this particular version has 4 scenes that are missing, and that were available on a Something Weird version (which was missing a key scene that Redemption has)...
Since Redemption claims to work from Rollin's originals, I wonder why these scenes are missing. Well, just one of those mysteries...
Still, despite this, this DVD is well worth owning. It remains one of Rollin's best works, along with Lips of Blood & Fascination.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the trouble Feb. 22 2002
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Format:DVD
The first thing that struck me was the picture quality ..it stinks !! ..I really don't know what the fuss is all about with dvd.. but anyway, the movie itself has an average story line however, the heavenly creatures that appear from time to time makes up for it
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