Fascination (Blu-ray)

Directed by Jean Rollin

Release Year: 1979
Running Time: 81
UPC: 7 38329 08652 7
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French with optional English subtitles
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Cast
Cyril Val
Jean-Marie Lemaire
Franca Mai
Brigitte Lahaie

Crew
Cinematographer Georgie Fromentin (Director of Photography)
Writer Jean Rollin
Composed by Philippe d'Aram (Music)
Produced by Joe De Lara
Directed by Jean Rollin

FASCINATION is often described as a vampire film yet, like few other horror films, it is actually about blood fetishism. Set in 1905, the story concerns a group of aristocratic women who acquire more epicurean tastes after drinking ox's blood as a cure for anemia.

Some erotic component was usually imposed on Rollin by meddling producers, forcing him to add ill-fitting sex scenes into his productions, but here - more so than anywhere else in his filmography - the erotic scenes feel truly organic to the story. Due in large part to the sensuality and chemistry of Brigitte Lahaie (a popular Euro porn star in her second legitimate role for Rollin) and Franca Mai (subsequently a singer, producer-director of short films, web mogul and novelist), they are also classically lovely and legitimately erotic.

Playful, elegantly crafted and brimming with some of the most unforgettable images in his filmography, FASCINATION embodies Jean Rollin at his very best - venturing outside his usual comfort zones and extending the definition of his filmic universe in the process.

(excerpt of the essay by Tim Lucas)


Blu-ray Extras Include:
  • Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative
  • French with optional English subtitles
  • Two deleted scenes (16 min. total)
  • "Virgins and Vampires," a 24-minute profile of Rollin, with extensive interviews, form the TV series Eurotika!
  • 20-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original trailers of four other Rollin films

"Playful, elegantly crafted and brimming with unforgettable images." - Tim Lucas, Editor of VIDEO WATCHDOG


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