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Rollin, Jean 1938-2010

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Most widely held works by Jean Rollin
Military fanfares, marches and choruses from the time of Napoleon( Recording )

6 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascination( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...A thief seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women...who turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats..." [Source : IMDB]
Le frisson des vampires = Shiver of the vampires( Visual )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in French and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotic vampire story
Lips of blood( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean-Loup Philippe stars as Frederic, a maternally-dominated young man who by chance is awakened to a dormant childhood memory by attending a launch party for a new perfume. A chateau pictured in the poster reminds him of a night, long ago, when he was lost and a beautiful young woman ... came out of nowhere to protect him through the night. Later, the woman - unaged - magically appears and beckons to him, and Frederic finds his way back to the chateau and to her, uncovering some dark secrets about his family's past along the way."--Excerpt from the essay by Tim Lucas
Requiem pour un vampire( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Rollin's most personal and surreal films, which plays like a vampire fairy tale, mixing nudity, torture and lesbianism with almost child-like scenes of romantic innocence
La vampire nue( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in French and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man's involvement with a mysterious woman in diaphonous robes leads to a succession of encounters with sects immersed in strange rituals. Rollin was a pioneer of the European sex-vampire movie. The atmosphere of dreamy sexual excess in his films readily found an audience in France after a decade of strict censorship under de Gaulle. Rollin's intentions were not so much exploitative as inspired by a certain decadent literary tradition in France and surrealist painters Max Ernst and Paul Delvaux. The mixture of horror and science fiction (the vampires are extra-terrestrials) provides the pretext for surrealistic, tableaux-stylized romantic comic-strip compositions and what has been described as 'an intensely fetishistic but luscious play of textures' populated by suitably one-dimensional characters
Le viol du vampire melodrama en deux parties = The rape of the vampire : a two-part melodrama( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first French vampire film combines vampirism with existentialism. Masterpiece of the bizarre, mixing blood, nudity and corpses with chaos
La morte vivante( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Valmont, one of the living dead, seeks her blood sister Hélène with whom she had made a pact that if she died, Hélène would follow. But if Catherine is to remain in the land of the living, she must have the blood of others
La rose de fer The iron rose( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of lovers have a tryst in a vacant tomb, but then find themselves unable to escape from the graves and crypts of the massive cemetery. One of cult director Jean Rollin's most unconventional films, The Iron Rose vividly depicts the young couple's steady descent into madness
Requiem for a vampire( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women on the run find refuge in a castle inhabited by vampires
Killing car( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing car is one of Jean Rollin's most unusual films and is a real departure from the vampire theme for which he is best known, though it still maintains Rollin's signature mix of mysterious femmes fatales and female flesh
L'Amour même, poèmes by Jean Rollin( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iron rose( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lovers have a tryst in a vacant tomb, only to find themselves trapped within the graves and crypts of the massive cemetery. One of cult director Jean Rollin's most unconventional films, The iron rose vividly depicts the young couple's steady descent into madness
The shiver of the vampire (AKA Le Frisson Des Vampires)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shiver of the vampires (Le frisson des vampires) is a most unorthodox vampire film; by turns, it is magical, eccentric, poetical, erotic, philosophical and, whenever the vampire cousins are onscreen together, surprisingly funny. It is also unique among vampire films for offering some sort of backstory of warring paganism and Christianity that explains why a vampire would feel revulsion for the sight of a crucifix. Of all Rollin's films, Shiver is also the most visually inventive, furnished with bizarre bric-a-brac and with each of the castle's rooms denoted by a different color, possibly in homage to Roger Corman's The masque of the red death. The film teems with startling images included almost for their own sake, such as Sandra Julien visiting a cemetery in her bridal gown and moving amongst the headstones like a ghost, or the contrast between her white gown and the widow's weeds worn by Isabelle (Nicole Nancel). The vampire Isolde (Dominique) is also a striking character, always manifest at the stroke of midnight to emerge in a startling variety of ways: rising from a well, coming down the chimney like Santa Claus, or, in one of Rollin's most celebrated scenes, popping out of the works of a grandfather clock
Grapes of death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polluted wine produced for a village's annual Grape Harvest Festival has left all but a few rabid with some chemically- engendered form of zombiism. They may saunter about like sleepwalkers, but these are not the zombies of George A. Romero's Night of the living dead (1968); they are, rather, oozing transmitters of an impassioned insanity that can only be termed anarchy. It seems an odd boast to make for one title in a plentiful filmography devoted to vampires, ghosts and other undead, but the Grapes of death (Les Raisins de la mort) is Jean Rollin's most frightening movie. It was never really the goal of his previous films to frighten, and it is the unsettling, progressively chilling quality of Grapes that makes it unlike anything else in Rollin's poetical canon. Watching it, one is almost surprised that Rollin would--or could--direct a film to such a successfully commercial end, but the Grapes of death unfolds like an ever-expanding nightmare whose noose is drawn all the tighter by the efforts of its young heroine to escape it
Little orphan vampires by Jean Rollin( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in French and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enfer privé by Jean Rollin( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lola, jeune call-girl des hautes sphères, découvre, au retour d'un week-end galant, une étrange enfant sauvage sur les falaises de Dieppe. Fasciné par cet être mi-animal, mi-humain, Lola s'en empare et la ramène dans son coffre jusqu'à sa demeure campagnarde. A l'abri des regards, elle va "dresser" la petite
Les raisins de la mort The grapes of death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vacation with a friend turns into a horrifying nightmare when a young woman flees from a train, only to stumble into a remote village overtaken by its zombie-like inhabitants. One by one, the townspeople are slowly turning into violent, decomposing killers and the local winery may hold the key to the hellish transformations. Perhaps the pesticide used in the grape field does more than just kill insects."--Container
Tuatha by Jean Rollin( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les deux orphelines vampires( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two vampires, disguised as blind orphans, travel through Paris and New York in search of their identities
 
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Alternative Names
Gand Michel 1938-2010

Gentil, Jean Michel Rollin le, 1938-2010

Gentil, Michael 1938-2010

Gentil, Michel

Gentil Michel 1938-2010

Gentle, Michael 1938-2010

Jean Rollin franzsischer Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Jean Rollin French film director, actor and novelist

Jean Rollin regista e sceneggiatore francese

Laser, J. A. 1938-2010

Lazar, J. A. 1938-2010

Lazer J. A. 1938-2010

Le Gentil, Jean Michel Rollin 1938-2010

Robert Xavier 1938-2010

Rollin Roth Le Gentil, Jean-Michel

Sammut, Jean Pierre

Sammut, Jean Pierre 1938-2010

Xavier Robert 1938-2010

Роллен, Жан

ジャン・ローラン

Languages
French (83)

English (18)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

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