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.
Mastered in HD from the uncensored 35mm negative
French with optional English subtitles
Introduction by Jean Rollin
Two short films by Jean Rollin: Les Amours jaunes (The Yellow Loves, 1958, 9 min.) and Les Pays loin (The Far Country, 1965, 16 min.)
Alternate version of one scene (2 min.)
"Fragments of Pavements Under the Sand," a documentary by Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with Jean Rollin, Jean-Denis Bonan, and Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
Interview with Jean Rollin
Interview with Jean-Loup Philippe
16-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
Original theatrical trailers
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