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(Jean Rollin, 1997) Release date: 8 May2023 Limited Edition Blu-ray
Originally released in 1997, Two Orphan Vampires (Les Deux orphelines vampires) finds Jean Rollin, the master of the fantastique, returning to the vampire genre with which he had made his name.
By day, blind orphans Henriette and Louise seem to be the picture of innocence. But when darkness falls, their sight returns, and they wander the streets of Paris, encountering the city’s strange nocturnal denizens, and leaving a trail of corpses in their quest for fresh blood.
Featuring startling performances from novice leads Alexandre Pic and Isabelle Teboul, alongside Tina Aumont (Modesty Blaise) and Rollin regulars Nathalie Perrey (The Shiver of the Vampires) and Brigitte Lahaie (Fascination), Two Orphan Vampires is a beautiful and melancholy summation of Rollin’s unique and arresting style.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES
Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
Original French and English mono soundtracks
Audio commentary with critics and authors David Flint and Adrian J Smith (2023)
Memories of a Blue World (2012, 43 mins): documentary on the making of Two Orphan Vampires by Rollin’s personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with actor Isabelle Teboul, assistant director Jean-Noël Delamarre, composer Philippe D’Aram, and others
Infinite Dreams (2023, 35 mins): extensive, newly edited archival interview with Rollin exploring the themes of Two Orphan Vampires and his wider oeuvre
Bonded by Blood (2023, 14 mins): newly edited archival interview with the actor Alexandra Pic
Eyesight to the Blind (2023, 11 mins): newly edited archival interview with Isabelle Teboul
The Smoking Vampires (2023, 4 mins): actors Pic and Teboul revisit the Père Lachaise Cemetery filming location in 2002
Livres de sang (2023, 8 mins): Rollin gives a tour of his living room displaying the books he has written and awards he has received
Original theatrical trailer
Image galleries: production and publicity material, and New York location photography
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 Patricia MacCormack, an archival introduction by Jean Rollin, an archival production report by Peter Blumenstock, an archival interview with Brigitte Lahaie, an extract from Rollin’s source novel, and full film credits
Limited edition of 10,000 numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US
#PHILE417B BBFC cert: 15 REGION FREE EAN: 5060697923025