The Living Dead Girl (Blu-ray)

Directed by Jean Rollin

Release Year: 1982
Running Time: 89
UPC: 7 38329 10172 5
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French with optional English subtitles [audio]
Genres: Horror, Cult
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Cast
Mike Marshall
Carina Barone
Catherine Valmont Françoise Blanchard
Hélène Marina Pierro

Crew
Writer Jean Rollin
Composed by Philippe d'Aram
Cinematographer Max Monteillet
Directed by Jean Rollin

THE LIVING DEAD GIRL (La Morte Vivante) is the story of Catherine Valmont (Françoise Blanchard), a wealthy heiress dead before her time, who is accidentally reanimated when some unfortunate movers attempt to store drums of chemical waste in the neglected burial vaults below her uninhabited chateau. Rollin's "living dead girl" does everything that cinematic convention requires - she kills people, drinks human blood, devours human flesh - yet, for all this, we accept her as an innocent. Meanwhile, the effect that her resurrection has upon her childhood friend, Hélène (Marina Pierro), is infinitely more conscious, deliberate, and evil.

Bloodier and more violent than his own tastes preferred, THE LIVING DEAD GIRL forced Rollin to work against the grain in his own preferred genre - and he transformed himself in the process. In the unsettling, bloody finale, Blanchard's performance was so intense, so extreme in its confused appetite, revulsion, and glee, the take was nearly interrupted out of concern for the actress's mental health. It's one of the most emotionally incendiary finales in horror film history.

(excerpt of the essay from Tim Lucas)


Blu-ray Extras Include:
  • Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative
  • French with optional English subtitles
  • Introduction from Jean Rollin
  • Four featurettes by Daniel Gouyette:
    • "Jean-Pierre Bouyxou on La Morte Vivante"
    • "The Living Dead Girl: The American Version"
    • "Music by Philippe D'Aram"
    • "When I Was Seventeen: An Homage to Beno����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������®t Lestang"
  • Jean Rollin at Fantasia (2007, 36 min.)
  • Excerpt of an interview with Jean Rollin by Joshua T. Gravel
  • 12-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original trailers of nine other Rollin films

One of the most incendiary finales in horror film history." - Tim Lucas, Editor of VIDEO WATCHDOG


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