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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 )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in French and English and held by 139 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]
Lips of blood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in French and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most personal of Jean Rollin's moody, erotic horror films, a man tries to solve the riddle of a vague childhood memory, which leads him in pursuit of a beautiful vampire, and the revelation of a horrible family curse
The living dead girl by Jean Rollin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in French and English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who needs blood to live and lots of it. Living dead girl is an unholy mix of sex, zombiesque violence and some truly poetic and poignant moments amonst the carnage. Nowhere is this contrast in styles more pronounced that [sic] in the film's shocking and extremely gory finale which is now shown in its complete form"--Container
Grapes of death( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in French and held by 124 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
Requiem for a vampire( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem for a vampire (Requiem pour un vampire) was Jean Rollin's favorite of all his films. Because he dredged the scenario from his subconscious, and because it was rushed into its written form so quickly (Rollin claimed that he wrote the entire script in only two days), he felt it was his purest work. True to Rollin's roots in serials and the Bizarre, the film opens with an action scene already in progress: two women in full clown makeup (Marie-Pierre Castel, Mirielle d'Argent), firing guns at a retaliating car behind them, as a handsome associate mans the steering wheel. This being a Rollin film, we quickly dispense with the man and get on with the general absence of story and the vital accumulation of fetish. Eluding their pursuers, our two clowns continue their never-explained flight on foot, journeying to a cemetery, then a chateau inhabited by "the last of the vampires."
The rape of the vampire( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatrist (Bernard Letrou) ventures to a remote castle to convince a brood of four vampire sisters that they are misguided, brainwashed by superstitious villagers, and not truly creatures of the Supernatural. The villagers (including director Jean Rollin) confuse and abuse the sisters, before finally storming the castle. The cast descends on a hospital run by a young doctor (Jean-Loup Philippe), charged by the Queen of the Vampires (Jacqueline Sieger) to discover a cure for vampirism. The bewildering action culminates in a "blood wedding" presided over by Sieger, in her regal hot pants, on the legendary stage of the now-defunct théâtre du Grand Guignol. The shoot was anything but professional. Everyone on the crew was making their first film. All copies of the script managed to get lost within two days, which quickly forced production into improvisation mode. Rollin opted to let the film become what it wanted to become. It was in the spirit of the times to experiment. The resulting film, The rape of the vampire (Le Viol du Vampire), is a glorious puzzlement, like nothing else in the horror genre
The nude vampire (AKA La Vampire Nue)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealthy industrialist Georges Radamante (Maurice Lemaitre) has dreams of immortality. Not through his own achievements, but by finding a way to share the biochemistry of the mute, orphaned vampire woman (Catherine Cartier) who has been raised by hooded needle-stickers in isolation, deprived of exposure to human faces. Radamante's son Pierre (Olivier Martin, Rollin's real-life brother) innocently complicates matters while trying to infiltrate his father's private club. It is love at first sight and Pierre determines to liberate his beloved, a goal which attracts the companionship of other vampires, who plan a torch-carrying siege of Radamante's palatial compound. Rollin's first color film and his first collaboration with director of photography Jean-Jacques Renon, The nude vampire (La Vampire nue) is a curiously science fiction-tinged story in the then-fashionable style of Jean-Claude Forrest (Barbarella) and Metal hurlant artists Jean "Moebius" Giraud and Philippe Druillet, who was in fact recruited to design the film's poster
The shiver of the vampire (AKA Le Frisson Des Vampires)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 100 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
The iron rose( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 100 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
Demoniacs (aka Les Demoniaques)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Poe-like study of guilt and revenge, the Demoniacs (Les Démoniaques) concerns a band of "wreckers" who rape and murder two young sisters, the survivors (Lieva Lone, Patricia Hermenier) of a ship they have lured into coastal rocks and plundered. The ghostly sisters haunt the Captain and obtain help from a mysterious clown (Mirielle d'Argent) who leads them to an impressive disused cathedral. There they meet a gnostic priest (Ben Zimet) standing guard over a cell that harbors the Devil himself (Miletic Zivomir), who empowers the angelic girls sexually with the evil necessary to exact their revenge. If ever one of Rollin's films was presided over by a singular compelling presence, it is that of Joëlle Coeur, the mysterious auburn-tressed female lead. As Tina the wrecker, Coeur seems to incarnate the perverse libido, stripping and publicly pleasuring herself while in thrall to the rape and pillage of her gruff associates
Killing car( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 98 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
La rose de fer = The iron rose( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and held by 35 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
Le frisson des vampires = Shiver of the vampires( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple
La vampire nue( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot concerns a suicide cult led by a mysterious figure known as The Master. Oliver Martin is the hero, who tries to rescue pretty Caroline Cartier from the cult, only to find out that yet another group of vampires wants to save her too
Requiem pour un vampire( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in French and held by 21 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
L'Amour même, poèmes by Jean Rollin( Book )

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

Le frisson des vampires( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rollin's third vampire fairy tale follows the misfortunes of two young newlyweds who end up in a strange, medieval castle where they encounter hippies, vampires and two young girls
Little orphan vampires by Jean Rollin( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in French and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le viol du vampire : mélodrama en deux parties = The rape of the vampire : a two-part melodrama( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This low budget first film from director Jean Rollin is in reality two very loosely-connected, surreally erotic shorts about vampirism. In the first, three Parisians including a psychoanalyst try to convince four neurotic sisters living in a decaying country chateau that their belief that they are 200 year old vampires is false. In the second, the Queen of the Vampires and her acolytes arrive on the scene, resurrect the dead, and promulgate the cause of the Undead while a medical researcher works to find an antidote to vampirism
 
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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 cinéaste français

Jean Rollin Frans filmregisseur (1938-2010)

Jean Rollin französischer Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Jean Rollin French film director, actor and novelist

Jean Rollin regista e sceneggiatore francese

Jean Rollin skrivagner gallek

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

Жан Роллен

ジャン・ローラン

Languages
French (76)

English (14)

Italian (2)

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