Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Nude Vampire (1970): Jean Rollin's trippy pop culture

 If you're into trippy pop culture and vampires, you ought to check out French Director Jean Rollin's movies. I watched one last night, The Nude Vampire. It was in French with English dubbing.I prefer subtitles, but in this case it wouldn't have mattered much because there are about 6 sentences of dialogue.

The video clip of the opening scene gives you a pretty good idea of what you're in for.

I'm not complaining about the dialogue. But don't try to watch this while knitting or messing with your phone because you'll miss pretty much everything. Don't watch it around kids, either, because there are a lot of naked people and strange clothes. Both of which will require so much explaining that you will miss the slowly developing plotline.

Don't expect an upbeat ending. It is French. 

Do expect a surreal experience.

Suggested accompanying drink: red wine. Of course.

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