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Two Orphan Vampires: Remastered Edition [Blu-ray]
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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!
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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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I just got Jean Rollin's Two Orphan Vampires (1997) on DVD from the Amazon Prime listed account. This is the Eurocine DVD release, not part of Redemption's posthumous Rollin... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JenZ
Don't waste taime with this cheesy movie. I could have spent better time watching water drip.Published 5 months ago by Ronald D. Vince
This movie is achingly beautiful in parts, and light-hearted fun with plenty of atmosphere throughout.Published 6 months ago by Vince Irenicus
Stupid third-tier "artistic," bohemian crap. I figured going in it would be low-grade, but this piece of shyte takes/took bad movies to a new low.Published 8 months ago by PeteB
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