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Requiem For A Vampire (1971)

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Two fugitive teenagers discover the last vampire in a crumbling chateau

Too often dismissed as a Eurosleaze merchant (his ’80s and ’90s work upped the gore and porn), Jean Rollin’s best films are surreal, lyrical and, yes, sensual. Requiem is his (minor) masterpiece, languid, dialogue-light and hypnotically mournful as two fugitive teenagers (Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent) discover the last vampire in a crumbling chateau. This is Rollin’s preferred 76-minute version; the 83-minute cut contains a rape scene shot at the producer’s behest, the 95-minute cut is a myth.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 27th 2007
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