The Nude Vampire

A surreal blend of horror, espionage, and erotica, THE NUDE VAMPIRE follows the son of a wealthy businessman as he is lured into a secret cult that is conducting experiments... Read more

The Nude Vampire

Directed by Jean Rollin

Year: 1970
Running Time: 80
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: France
Language: French with optional English subtitles or English dubbed
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The Nude Vampire

Cast
Georges Radamante Maurice Lemaitre
Rene-Jean Chauffard
Pierre Radamante Olivier Rollin
Caroline Cartier

Crew
Cinematographer Jean-Jacques Renon (Director of Photography)
Writers Jean Rollin and S.H. Mosti
Composed by Yvon Serault (Music)
Produced by Jean Lavie
Directed by Jean Rollin


Wealthy industrialist Georges Radamante (Maurice Lemaitre) has dreams of immortality. Not through his own achievements, but by finding a way to share the biochemistry of the mute, orphaned vampire woman (Catherine Cartier) who has been raised by hooded needle-stickers in isolation, deprived of exposure to human faces. Radamante's son Pierre (Olivier Martin, Rollin's real-life brother) innocently complicates matters while trying to infiltrate his father's private club. It is love at first sight and Pierre determines to liberate his beloved, a goal which attracts the companionship of other vampires, who plan a torch-carrying siege of Radamante's palatial compound.

Rollin's first color film and his first collaboration with director of photography Jean-Jacques Renon, THE NUDE VAMPIRE (La Vampire nue) is a curiously science fiction-tinged story in the then-fashionable style of Jean-Claude Forrest (Barbarella) and Metal Hurlant artists Jean "Moebius" Giraud and Philippe Druillet, who was in fact recruited to design the film's poster.

(excerpt of the essay by Tim Lucas)

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"Rollin was one of the genre's most dependable judges of macabre beauty and splendor." - Tim Lucas, Editor of VIDEO WATCHDOG

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