Rollin gets upgraded to 4K!

Two years ago we negotiated a deal to license the bulk of our catalogue to independent film company Powerhouse who wanted to release our titles in new 4K editions in the UK and USA.

The cost of doing this ourselves was prohibitive and we knew that through their Indicator label that PH would do a great job. Well now two years later the first of our titles are about to be released in stunning new editions crammed with extras and looking absolutely stunning.

The first two unleashed are the hugely underrated Two Orphan Vampires and Rollin’s masterpiece, The Shiver of the Vampires, with the delicious Sandra Julien and a rather magnificent clock.

We will of course be stocking all of these releases on our site and would recommend, them to all Rollin fans and the Rollin curious as well..

Shiver Of The Vampires

(4K UHD LE)

(Jean Rollin, 1971)
Release date: 24 April 2023
Limited Edition 4K UHD (World premiere)

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 with Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol author Jeremy Richey (2023)
  • Virginie Sélavy on ‘The Shiver of the Vampire’ (2023): appreciation by the author and film historian
  • Rouge Vif (2023): updated documentary on the making of The Shiver of the Vampires by Rollin’s personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette
  • Introduction by Jean Rollin (1998): filmed appraisal by the director
  • Interview with Jean Rollin by Patricia MacCormack (2004): lengthy discussion filmed in Paris
  • Deleted scenes: sex sequences filmed for the export market
  • Original French, English and German theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • 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, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
  • World premiere on 4K UHD
  • Limited edition of 8,000 numbered units (4,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US

All extras subject to change

Two Orphan Vampires

(4K UHD LE)

(Jean Rollin, 1997)
Release date: 24 April 2023
Limited Edition 4K UHD (World premiere)

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

  • New 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original French and English mono soundtracks
  • Audio commentary with critics and authors David Flint and Adrian J Smith (2023)
  • Memories of a Blue World (2023): updated 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
  • Jean Rollin on ‘Two Orphan Vampires’ (2002): extensive, newly edited archival interview with the filmmaker exploring the themes of Two Orphan Vampires and his wider oeuvre
  • Interview with Alexandra Pic (2002): newly edited archival interview with the actor
  • Interview with Isabelle Teboul (2002): newly edited archival interview with the actor
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • 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, archival introduction by Jean Rollin, archival production report by Peter Blumenstock, archival interview with Brigitte Lahaie, an extract from Rollin’s source novel, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
  • World premiere on 4K UHD
  • Limited edition of 8,000 numbered units (4,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US