Review: The Nude Vampire (1970)

With less dialogue than an average Finnish feature, more masks than kids on halloween and a plot thinner than Donald Trumps hair this old artsploitation plays with your senses as one huge LSD-trip.

blu“THE NUDE VAMPIRE” (La Vampire Nue)
1970
Artsploitation/Horror
France

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Maurice LemaƮtre, Caroline Cartier, Olivier Martin
Distributor: Redemption
Runtime: 80 mins
BLU-RAY REGION A

“Who are those lunatics who kill themselves in the townhouse?”

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A wealthy and decadent industrialist searching for immortality rules over a young mute vampire and her followers, a mysterious suicide cult. His son falls in love with the vampire and interfer in something he shouldn’t have.

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It’s slow as hell, the plot is thin and the story is a mess. I’ve never seen such bad shootouts since the golden days of Turkish cinema. Can’t give the instruction or most of the actors too much credit either. Despite all this; It gains everything in the amazing scenery, costumes, characters and the beautiful images. It’s a dream and a nightmare. It’s a nicely shot bizarre early 70’s piece done with the creative hands of an artist that found his style early on.

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Redemption has a nice looking Blu with some interviews, Rollin trailers and a booklet.

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