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  • Actors: Isabelle Teboul, Natalie Perrey
  • Directors: Jean Rollin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dubbed, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Redemption
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0083Q4KAY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,621 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Director Jean Rollin proves he's the master of the sexy vampire movie genre with this cinematic version of his novel of the same name. Louise and Henrietta are two orphans who can't see; unbeknownst to everyone else, though, their sight does return... but only at night, when they roam the streets on the lookout for someone on which to feast.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Interview with Jean Rollin, Interviews with cast and crew, Original Theatrical Trailers and more! Includes Original French Language Track with English Subtitles or English Dubbed

THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW TRANSFER WAS RESTORED AND REMASTERED IN HIGH DEFINITION - - FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

Customer Reviews

No f-bombs, no sex, some nudity.
The Movie Guy
Again theres a movie that fails to make any sense as to why some have given it a higher rating that it deserves.
Mchanger
You cant even say special effects were bad but i dont know what you would call it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Matthew King on April 30, 2004
Format: DVD
This movie is quite different from the usual Jean Rollin film. There is practically no nudity or blood or softcore eroticism. It is tamer however it is visually more impressive than most of his other works. So those who prefer to watch Rollin films for purpose of atmosphere, elaborate sets and artistic value might find this to be one of his better efforts.
Two blind young women enter "Les Glycines", a religious orphanage in rural France. Apparently, the two lost their sight at a very early age and for no apparent reason. Assigned to the case is Dr. Dennary, an expert eye specialist who seeks to unravel some of the reasons for their condition. Little do the doctor and the nuns in the orphanage know that at night, the two girls can see just fine. At night is when the two girls turn into vampires and sneak out of their bedroom window to scour the orphanage's external surroundings for human blood. After a while, Dr. Dennary and the two orphans will relocate to Paris in an apartment, which suits the two orphans just fine since in the city the streets at night are a haven for fresh blood...
"Two Orphan Vampires" captures a good 70's eurohorror vibe but with a modern look and minus the grainy picture. There is precious little gore effects in this one, besides a sickening scene involving the throat-ripping of a dog in a cemetery. Mostly it's just a few blood capsules dripping down the orphans' necks when they kill a victim. There is only one scene of nudity, where the two orphans (who barely look older than eighteen I might add) bare all at dusk during one of their night crawling expeditions. Despite the absence of nudity and blood (or action, for that matter) what kept my eyes glued to the screen was the amazing sense of atmosphere Rollin created.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Burning on March 7, 2006
Format: DVD
In many respects "Two Orphan Vampires" epitomizes the films of Jean Rollin. Its subject matter is Rollin's favorite: murderous but strangely vulnerable vampires. His protagonists are (as usual) two girls--possibly lesbian, certainly vampiric. Furthermore, the film's overall atmosphere, a disquieting blend of elegy and fairy tale, is typical of Rollin's work. Nevertheless, "Two Orphan Vampires" stands out as the great director's finest masterpiece--a poetic gem whose underlying theme is nothing less than the Imagination itself.

Though the film's predacious central characters, Henriette and Louise, are raised in a Catholic orphanage, thence removed to the Parisian mansion of their adoptive father--their actual home is within their own minds. Typically adolescent, the two girls share a secret fantasy world based largely on all the forbidden literature they can borrow or pilfer--fantastic picture books, penny dreadfuls, horrific chapbooks, etc. Absolutely Romantic, they allow their Gothic imagination to enter the real world in a quintessentially Gothic form: they practice vampirism.

Who can blame them? The normal world, as presented by Rollin, is unbearably dismal. Initially it is symbolized by the orphanage's monotony. At the film's close the world contracts to an indifferent, motionless swamp. Given these prospects, along with the apparent death or slumber of God(s), Henriette and Louise declare bloody war against the status quo. Vive L'Imagination! Rollin's idea, expressed through his heroines' actions, couldn't be clearer: "I think I am a vampire; therefore I am a vampire." (My apologies to Descartes.)

Naturally, Henriette and Louise lack a classical vampire's superhuman powers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on August 11, 2011
Format: DVD
Two teen girls are blind orphans by day. At night they regain their eye sight for hunting. They are apparently frequently killed and part of the film is flashbacks to previous lives, the first of which was extremely boring with no dialouge, just music. They are adopted by a rich elderly doctor.

The girls wear Catholic girl outfits, frolic in the graveyard, and even partake in dog's blood. In one scene they dare each other to stand naked outside their adopted father's window. They believe they were once ancient Aztec/Inca goddesses. The dialouge is culturally odd in the translation as the girls are described as "so sweet, so pure, just like the sisters of baby Jesus." Another bit was "all gods are real because they are imaginary."

The movie was artsy and not a real horror style vampire film. As an art film, I failed to grasp the message.

Lame sound track. No f-bombs, no sex, some nudity. Neither erotic or scarey.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Valdivielso on June 29, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Well, there was lots of blood, but most of the movie is art - showing areas of rural France and Paris, or someplace that may be Paris, as I don't really know where the scenes were shot. Some scenes are even in New York city.
The two women selected to be the vampire sisters don't look anything like each other, but they do a good job with what they were given and look very nice, nude or clothed. The DVD also has interviews with the two actresses and Jean Rollin himself. One of the actresses can even speak English and her English is very cute! Yes, there is violence and some gore and lots of weird creatures and girls in school uniforms but much of the pleasure of this film was in the craft of the camera. It was just so lovely to watch and listen to.
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