Jean Rollin’s third feature film, 1971’s The Shiver of the Vampires (Le Frisson des vampires), established themes and visual motifs to which he would return throughout his career, blending horror, eroticism, fairy tale, and surrealism to create his unique cinema of the fantastique.
Arriving at a decrepit chateau for their honeymoon, young newlyweds undergo a series of surreal and sinister encounters, and come to realise that they are the prey of the resident vampires...
With performances from Sandra Julien (I Am Frigid... Why?) and Marie-Pierre Castel (Lips of Blood), ravishing cinematography from Rollin’s regular collaborator Jean-Jacques Renon, and a thrilling jazz-rock score by Acanthus, The Shiver of the Vampires is regarded as one of Rollin’s greatest films.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K HDR restoration from the internegative by Powerhouse Films
4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original French and English mono soundtracks
Audio commentary with director Jean Rollin (2006)
Audio commentary withSylvia Kristel: From ‘Emmanuelle’ to Chabrolauthor Jeremy Richey (2023)
Jean Rollin Introduces ‘The Shiver of the Vampires’(1998, 4 mins): filmed appraisal
Rouge vif(2023, 18 mins): updated documentary on the making ofThe Shiver of the Vampiresby Rollin’s personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, including interviews with key collaborators Natalie Perrey and Jean-Noël Delamarre
Fear and Desire(2004, 41 mins): lengthy discussion between Jean Rollin and the film theorist Patricia MacCormack, filmed in Paris
Macabre Psychedelia(2023, 8 mins): critical appreciation by the author and film historian Virginie Sélavy
Image galleries: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
New and improved English translation subtitles for the French soundtrack
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by David Hinds, an archival introduction by Jean Rollin, an archival interview with the director by Peter Blumenstock, an archival interview with actor Marie-Pierre Castel, Andy Votel on Acanthus, the mysterious group behind the film’s soundtrack, and full film credits
World premiere on 4K UHD
Limited edition of 10,000 numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US