The Night of the Hunted (DVD)
Directed by Jean Rollin
A man driving home late one night nearly hits a beautiful, scantily-clad woman who is running wild in the streets; he takes her back to his apartment, they make love, and he discovers that she has already forgotten where they met. She is rapidly losing her memory, a woman without a past. The amnesiac woman is traced back to a scientific fortress melodramatically known as "The Black Tower," where people suffering memory and identity loss due to accidental nuclear contamination are being held and treated.
Although Rollin made the film with absolute freedom within his budget, he was forced to race through with absurd time restraints. As a result, NIGHT OF THE HUNTED (La Nuit des traques) is a compromised film, to be sure, but it is a unique and exceptional chapter in Rollin's filmography. It has a distinctly Cronenbergian feel, that reaches back to Cronenberg's early experimental short films Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).
The film's powerfully moving finale is, for my money, the single greatest sequence in Rollin's entire body of work. - Tim Lucas
DVD Extras Include:
• Mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative
• Introduction by Jean Rollin
• Two deleted sex scenes (8 min.)
• Excerpt of an interview with Jean Rollin by Joshua T. Gravel
• 16-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
• Original theatrical trailer
• Original trailers of other Rollin films
RT' @CinemaTropical': Have you seen yet the acclaimed Mexican film IDENTIFYING FEATURES by Fernanda Valadez? The best reviewed film of 2021 s…
We were very moved by this supportive and informative statement from' @ForensicNurses' about TEST PATTERN’s depiction…' https://t.co/Mog8GocPkg'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming in October! Brand New 2K Masters! KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER (1974-75) Starring Darren McGavin & Simon Oakland…
RT' @Carlos_Film': It took a while, but my piece on IDENTIFYING FEATURES (Sin señas particulares), the masterful film by Fernanda Valadez and…
'.@JaneFonda' "couldn't be happier" about the re-release of F.T.A. and says it "puts a rest to... this false myth tha…' https://t.co/UPOz4cQAL8'
“Stunning in its examination of blackness, whiteness, gender, and class… This is talent. Pure, plain and simple.” –…' https://t.co/sLhgiQO0oW'
RT' @film_fag': Test Pattern (dir. Shatara Michelle Ford, 2019) - Watched through' @KinoLorber's' Kino Marquee site. In my humble opinion, this…
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': '.@DailyGrindhouse' interviewed the filmmakers of M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY about how they got' @StephenFry' to narr…
RT' @RollingStone': Shatara Michelle Ford’s 'Test Pattern' is stunning in its examination of blackness, whiteness, and gender. Read our revie…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.