Lips of Blood
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The film tells the story of a man haunted by visions of predatory vampyric women, who he finds he has a strange connection too.
Rollin s ambitious film has become a cult classic due to is macabre gothic settings and beautiful, poetic imagery. Erotic and poignant in equal measures and laden with extras; if you only ever buy one Jean Rollin film then Lips of Blood should be it.
Brilliant art-horror film from Rollin... surreal,atmospheric and well-acted. --Esplatter
Definitely one for Rollin fans and every seventies cinema lover --Razor Reel
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LIPS OF BLOOD (1974) is Jean Rollin's best film.
Like Jess Franco, Rollin is a flawed genius. In the films of these two unusual directors, we see infrequent flashes of brilliance mixed with mediocrity. In this particular film, the flashes of brilliance win out over the lesser powers.
The cinematography is very good. The haunting Paris night scenes (both in cemeteries and in dilapidated urban areas) are particularly effective.
Rollin's screenplay is also good: a strange admixture of a psychoanalytic probing into the lost memories of a rather pathetic and emotionally numb man (who lives with his mother) with the bizarre element of the secret of vampirism as it has impacted upon his early life.
There is an excellent segment of the film (reminiscent of NIGHT OF THE HUNTED) in which the rather disturbed mother has her son abducted and taken to a private mental hosptial for electroshock "therapy" rather than uncover his family's true history.
Interesting original score.
The DVD does not offer any extras (apart from a gallery of stills and a filmography of Rollin); this shortcoming is offset by the excellent transfer of the original print of the film. Very fine detail and rich colour.
"Lips of Blood" introduces us to Frederic, an urbane French guy who looks a lot like a young Richard Wright from Pink Floyd. At a party overflowing with Eurotrash, a small poster depicting a heap of ruins out in the countryside happens to catch his attention. As he stares at the picture, he flashes back to an unusual experience he had at the age of twelve.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
More artsy nudity than horror. More boobs than blood. Better scenery than story.Published 2 months ago by M. Thorne
Amazing, beautiful movie for people who understand visual metaphor and don't need to be handheld through a plot in order to feel like they've experienced a movie.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer #8675309
"Lips of Blood" (original French title Levres de Sang) is a surreal and artsy 1975 vampire film by Jean Rollin. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Z Hayes
Although it is subtitled, the story is very followable. If you are looking for a vampire flick you hven't seen, you could do worse. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles French
Jean Rollin is known as a true vampire novelist such as Bram Stoker or Ann Rice. If you are looking for or are open to a different take on the genre look no further. Read morePublished 8 months ago by TheycallmeBruce
My favorite Jean Rollins movie. Atmospheric, beautifully shot love story (as most of Rollin's movies basically were) between a boy now grown and an ageless vampire. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John of Oshkosh