Horror motifs are mixed with eroticism and surrealism in The Nude Vampire, the second feature from the innovative French auteur Jean Rollin.
The Nude Vampire is centred on a doctor s obsessive
desire to find immortality by experimenting with
the blood of a female vampire he is holding captive.
However, the doctor s besotted son conspires to
free the incarcerated bloodsucker with disastrous
results. The Nude Vampire offers the viewer an array of voyeuristic images in a beautiful mix of the surreal and the bizarre. A must have for anyone who likes their blood red and preferably from someone else's
The Nude Vampire was Jean Rollin s second feature film and his first film in color. Visually Rollin s use of color is striking especially red never takes away from the films baroque and picturesque compositions. What I find most stratifying about Rollin s use of color for the first time is how many of shots despite being shot in color have a black & white quality to them.
One of Jean Rollin's more experimental films gets a good release. --10K Bullets
Redemption Films release a number of European erotic and horror films, and they ve done a great job on THE NUDE VAMPIRE much the same way they ve done with the other Rollin films they ve released. This new US edition features the film in English only while the previous Redemption Pal release was French with English subtitles (or English language on an unlisted audio track) with print quality slightly better than the import edition. An interview with Rollin has not been ported over from the Pal version, but this US release features Rollin s rare short, Les Amours Jaunes which was previously available on the 3-disc Pal version of LEVRES DE SANG released by Encore Entertainment.
Jean Rollin is one of the most gifted directors to work in horror, but unfortunately he s not very well known in the US when compared to other directors like Jess Franco. Anyone who enjoys a blend of eroticism, horror, and art will be hugely impressed by THE NUDE VAMPIRE as well as the rest of Rollin s body of films. You ll wonder why it took you so long to find out about him. --Film Fan Addict