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just one of the myriad bizarre images from Le Viol du Vampire.
1968 sure was an awesome year to be making cinema

Last edited by mathisvogel (2014-02-06 13:10:38)

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Shoulda figured since it was a blck and white shot. Still I unfortunately I am still uneducated in the ways of Rollin's earliest flicks. Hoping to pick up the new boxset that Kino will be releasing soon.

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I'm not such a Rollin expert, myself. Le viol is shot in crisp, high-contrast B/W, aww it's simply gorgeous. And then there's that naive atmosphere typical of Rollin's cinema.

Last edited by mathisvogel (2014-02-06 13:27:32)

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His work is just beautiful. All of the ones I have seen, and I don't have reason to believe anything, other than maybe his porn, would be anything other than beautifully shot. Oh, maybe Zombie Lake, but that was not originally his work and he used a pseudonym cause he knew it sucked lol

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mathisvogel wrote:

just one of the myriad bizarre images from Le Viol du Vampire.
1968 sure was an awesome year to be making cinema

Indeed. The year just before I was born, they were already preparing my coming. lol

And Theli, let us know when you get that Kino box man. smile

Last edited by kXnPunk (2014-02-06 20:46:15)

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Theli wrote:

That's an eerie scene, what's it from?

Man I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE!!!
WTF ARE YOU WAITING FOR damnit???

http://media.giphy.com/media/cnaPfuWj3z0nS/giphy.gif

Last edited by kXnPunk (2014-02-09 15:05:58)

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Here's another beautiful one...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qgd64FWn2tA/UZExPcgxfCI/AAAAAAAADbY/WeRoMaJx8rU/s1600/The%2BRape%2Bof%2Bthe%2BVampire%2Bdoor.JPG

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kXnPunk wrote:
Theli wrote:

That's an eerie scene, what's it from?

Man I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE!!!
WTF ARE YOU WAITING FOR damnit???

http://media.giphy.com/media/cnaPfuWj3z0nS/giphy.gif

Twould be that Kino box lol. Should be end of the month. I can survive til then I suspect.

Last edited by Theli (2014-02-10 02:53:47)

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Man you'll enjoy it like crazy mad. Not my favorite for nothing. big_smile

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I don't doubt it for a second! It also has Shiver of the Vampires, Nude Vampire and Requiem for a Vampire with it so it should be sweet.

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Badass 4 ones... Yup. Fun will be slapped in your face. Violently at that. lol

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Just watched Eurotika: Vampires And Virgins and boy an extremely interesting documentary about Rollin and his films. YOU HAVE TO WATCH it if you like the guy as much as I do. It's very cool. smile

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Cool, I will check it out. Rollin's the man.

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http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/snapshot_dvd_2947_20130424_133847_zps4bf89208.jpg
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/snapshot_dvd_2949_20130424_133857_zpsa8df08ed.jpg
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/snapshot_dvd_2953_20130424_133931_zpsa797fb9c.jpg

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^^^
You must indeed. And thank you for doing it. smile

Jean Rollin was one of this world's most lucious dreamer.

http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/158/995/158995485_640.jpg

You'll dig it Theli.

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some Rollin goodness:
http://bxzzines.blogspot.com/2006/10/je … m-n-8.html

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Nice thanks for the link!

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Anybody seen A Virgin Among the Living Dead with Rollin's inserts?

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I'll watch it tonight and get back to you. I picked it up on blu-ray a while back.

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Theli wrote:

I'll watch it tonight and get back to you. I picked it up on blu-ray a while back.

Yeah, let me know what you think.
I've seen it a couple of months back but didn't really discuss it with anyone

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I've seen it, a few years back when I decided to binge watch a bunch of Rollins flicks to see what all the fuss was about.  You don't want to hear my opinion. lol

Incidentally, a friendly heads up -- the pic on the page before, with the naked chicks?  Violates our no nudity policy.  Wanted to give you the chance to take care of that yourself before I did it for you. wink

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LoudLon wrote:

I've seen it, a few years back when I decided to binge watch a bunch of Rollins flicks to see what all the fuss was about.  You don't want to hear my opinion. lol

Incidentally, a friendly heads up -- the pic on the page before, with the naked chicks?  Violates our no nudity policy.  Wanted to give you the chance to take care of that yourself before I did it for you. wink

Well, an intelligent, well-articulated opinion can hardly hurt smile
Sorry about the nudity, I was ignorant of the policy. My bad smile

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mathisvogel wrote:

Anybody seen A Virgin Among the Living Dead with Rollin's inserts?

That's the one I have.

BTW they're in here...

http://youtu.be/S9GLBtUYHaY

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@ Mathis -- S'all good, that's why I gave you the friendly heads up. smile

As for my opinion on Rollin being intelligent and well-articulated...well, I'll give it a shot.

Generally speaking, the allure of graphic/un-simulated sex and graphic horror completely eludes me.  I completely understand (even if I don't agree with) the notion that sex and death are connected, and I understand Rollin claims his films to be examinations of the co-existence of the two.  But I think he doth protest too much, that he never intended to examine anything, and that he just wanted to see people having sex with guts and body parts lying about.  Not to mention that his films are invariably cheap, lurid and exploitative, which pulls the rug out from under his "it's art" argument.

It's the same problem I have with stuff like Baise Moi or Thriller: A Cruel Picture, both of which I've seen, and both of which claim to use graphic sex as part of the "message" but the message is actually lost and cheapened by the very inclusion of said graphic sex.

Now, that's not to say that Rollins' are "message" films by any stretch, and I doubt even his staunchest supporters would ever dare to make that particular argument.  But I think there's a time and place for porn, and there's a time and place for graphic horror, and it's not at the SAME time and place.

Now, I'm certainly not condemning fans of his films.  Folks dig what they dig and more power to 'em.  I'm sure plenty of folks would look at my unabashed love for no-budget, homemade SOV trash and wonder what I could possibly see in it, and it would be close to impossible for me to explain it in such a way that would make them completely understand.  Same here.  Try as anyone may, I will never understand the allure of Rollins (or D'Amato, or Le Bruce) and their particular brand of hardcore sex & horror. hmm

Incidentally, I'd avoid the hardcore version of Virgin Among the Living Dead.  That is, unless you actually enjoy the site of genital warts the size of Brooklyn. lol

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One of the main purpose of Art is to make people react which Rollin does perfectly. So his "it's Art" argument is very valid. He was one of the first if not THE first to be so damn Porn in his movies and rare are the ones using that kind of mix nowadays, aside a few.

But there's definitely a place for Porn in EVERYTHING!!! The more the better. Sorry, it's the obsessed pervert me talking. Which is about 98% of myself so. lol

Interesting ideas though. Nice read.