One of Jean Rollin’s best-loved films, Lips of Blood (Lèvres de sang) finds the master of the fantastique marshalling all of his obsessions – ruined châteaux, remote beaches, abandoned graveyards, mysterious twins, and female vampires.
When a photograph of a decrepit seaside château evokes a childhood vision of an encounter with a mysterious girl, Frederick is compelled to investigate. Soon, he uncovers a surreal and erotic netherworld of vampirism from which he might never return.
Starring regular Rollin actors Jean-Loup Philippe (The Rape of the Vampire), Natalie Perrey (The Iron Rose), and twins Cathy and Marie-Pierre Castel (Requiem for a Vampire), Lips of Blood is a tour de force within Rollin’s inimitable oeuvre.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original French mono soundtrack
Audio commentary with genre-film experts, critics and authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (2023)
Selected scenes audio commentary with Jean Rollin (2005)
Jean Rollin Introduces ‘Lips of Blood’(1998, 3 mins)
Living Memories(2023, 10 mins): newly edited archival interview with Rollin about his most personal film, and favourite script
This Beach That Follows Me(2005, 25 mins): Rollin reminisces about the beach in Dieppe and his many experiences filming there
Fantasy Life(2023, 16 mins): newly edited archival interview with actor and co-writer Jean-Loup Philippe
Early Impressions(2023, 11 mins): newly edited archival interview with actor Serge Rollin
Sibling Rivalry(2023, 11 mins): newly edited archival interview with actor Catherine Castel
Exceptional Poetry(2023, 11 mins): newly edited archival interview with actor and script supervisor Natalie Perrey
Petite Mère(2023, 10 mins): archival interview in which regular Rollin associate Perrey recalls the challenges and triumphs of makingLips of Blood
Buried Dreams(2023, 9 mins): critical appreciation by author and film historian Virginie Sélavy
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
New and improved English translation subtitles
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Maitland McDonagh, archival writing by Jean Rollin on the making of the film, archival interviews with Rollin and actor Annie Brilland, an analysis ofSuck Me, Vampire, the hardcore film Rollin made using scenes fromLips of Blood, and full film credits
World premiere on 4K UHD
Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US