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THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTED - Blu-ray LE
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTED - Blu-ray LE

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTED - Blu-ray LE

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THIS PRODUCT LISTING IS FOR THE BLU-RAY EDITION OF THIS TITLE. THE 4K UHD LISTING CAN BE FOUND HERE.

(Jean Rollin, 1980)
Release date: 28 August 2023
Limited Edition Blu-ray

One of Jean Rollin’s least-seen and most underrated works, The Night of the Hunted (La Nuit des traquées) finds the director moving away from his trademark tales of vampirism to explore a nightmarish, dystopian world.

In the dead of night, Elisabeth is rescued from unknown pursuers by Robert and taken to safety. But, after she is kidnapped and taken to an austere clinic whose distressed and abused patients are suffering from progressive memory loss, Robert sets out to find her and discover what is taking place in the clinic.

Shot at night on a shoestring budget, with a cast mostly drawn from France’s adult-film industry, The Night of the Hunted stars Rollin regulars Brigitte Lahaie (Fascination) and Natalie Perrey (Lips of Blood), and offers a stark and melancholic take on contemporary society.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • Original French mono soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with film expert Tim Lucas (2023)
  • Selected scenes audio commentary with writer-director Jean Rollin (2006)
  • Selected scenes audio commentary with Rollin and actor Brigitte Lahaie (2006)
  • Jean Rollin Introduction (1998, 2 mins): filmed appraisal
  • Perdues: ‘La Nuit des traquées’ (2023, 20 mins): updated documentary on the making of the film, directed by Rollin’s personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, and including interviews with Lahaie and key collaborators Jean-Pierre Bouyxou and Natalie Perrey
  • Jean Rollin on the ‘The Night of the Hunted’ (2007, 3 mins): the director in conversation at the Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal
  • A Delectable Presence (2023, 16 mins): newly edited archival interview with celebrated performer Lahaie in which she recalls working with Rollin
  • Forty Years Together (2023, 17 mins): producer Lionel Wallmann retells stories from his career-spanning collaboration with Rollin in this newly edited archival interview
  • Alain Plumey at the Museum of Eroticism (2006, 15 mins): archival interview with the prolific porn performer, who acted in The Night of the Hunted and Fascination
  • The Gulf of Emptiness (2023, 21 mins): critical appreciation by author and musician Stephen Thrower
  • Le Pont (2023, 5 mins): Rollin’s collaborators Bouyxou and Lahaie discuss the film’s viaduct scene
  • Inserts and alternative scenes: two soft sequences and a hardcore excerpt from Filles traquées
  • 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 Ruairí McCann, archival writing by Jean Rollin on the making of the film, an archival interview with actor Brigitte Lahaie, and full film credits
  • Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US


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BBFC cert: 18
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