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The Living Dead Girl [Blu-ray]
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SPECIAL FEATURES: Introduction by Jean Rollin, Interview with Jean Rollin, Interviews with cast and crew, Original Theatrical Trailers and more!
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Our story is about a young woman (Catherine) who rises from the dead after an earthquake causes a small toxic waste spill. Completely undecayed and looking quite lovely, she stabs two guys in the eyes and throat with her apparently deadly fingernails in some ultra-campy gored up scenes that should please with broad smiling Oh Gods. She then finds her way to a castle in which she once lived. Now this may feel like the beginning of some classic, trashy, Euro-horror smut with excessive gore, but this film actually offers us a lot more than that and shouldn't be prematurely judged.
She sheds a few tears--as zombies do, if indeed that's how we're to classify her--as the house stirs up some memories of her childhood and best friend (Helene). She kills a few others, again with brusquely executed fingernail throat stabbings, then does some blood-feeding--not really sure if I'm supposed to say the word "vampire" here. Now comfortable in her home, Catherine strips to nothing as if reborn into her new form. I'm not gonna' lie. There is a lot of full frontal nudity in these scenes and, again, I'd remind you not to judge just yet.
Catherine's beloved friend Helene arrives and knows that her best friend has been dead for a good while by now. But her reaction is not disbelief or panic. No, no, no. It's are you okay? as she stands before her mute, naked, blood-soaked, clearly murderous, long dead friend like everything is normal.Read more ›
I don't get it.
I mean, I get sexy women prancing around in the nude; I get gory scenes of flesh eating and eye-gouging and axes to the head; and I certainly get the not-so-subtle lesbianism. I get how all those things and more can be a part of an entertaining film - B-class or otherwise - and The Living Dead Girl has all these and more. All the necessary ingredients are here, and, to varying degrees, Rollin's zombie export is on par with other, low-budget, poorly acted horror films.
What I don't get is the acclaim for this and other films by Rollin. I will grant that he has a particular story that he wants to tell, and in a particular style, and he stays very true to that vision. I will also grant that his films have a very visceral affect on me; even in something as goofy as School Girl Hitch Hikers (or High School Hitch Hikers, depending on what version you find) has a way of drawing me into his deviant world in a way I'm not sure I'm comfortable with - or at least not comfortable enough to seek out on a regular basis. Although apparently I have a need to dip back into that well occasionally just to remind myself that it isn't really my bag.
Or maybe it is an acquired taste after all, and I just haven't seen the amount of Rollin material necessary for me to properly appreciate it. But I do know that there is something about Rollin's camera work - the way it lingers - that is extremely voyeuristic.Read more ›
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I first saw The Living Dead Girl a few years ago and after reading a new book on Jean Rollin's films, I decided to watch it again. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Robert Fisher
I do enjoy French horror films. Not a great horror film, but a film very much the norm for that time.Published 5 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Underlying lesbionic tendancies, nipples, bush, and bad fake blood. If any of this appeals to you, this movie is for you.Published 9 months ago by Lindsay