Lips of Blood (DVD)

Directed by Jean Rollin

Year: 1975
Running Time: 87
UPC: 7 38329 08612 1
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: France
Language: French with optional English subtitles [audio]
Genres: Horror, Erotic, Cult
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Lips of Blood (DVD)

Cast
Natalie Perrey
Marie-Pierre Castel
Frederic Jean-Loup Philippe
Serge Rollin
Catherine Castel
Jennifer Annie Belle

Crew
Cinematographer Jean-Francois Robin (Director of Photography)
Writers Jean Rollin and Jean-Loup Philippe
Composed by Didier William Lepauw (Music)
Produced by Lionel Wallmann
Directed by Jean Rollin

LIPS OF BLOOD (Levres de sang) was considered by Jean Rollin to be the best, or most developed, story he ever wrote. Of all his films, it perhaps best transcends his tendencies toward the poetical and arcane, while remaining at the same time true to his most personal, recurring obsessions: childhood, nostalgia, lost love, romantic quests, the cinema, obsolescence. In the course of its telling, it may also touch on such unsavory topics as vampirism and incest, but it would not be an exaggeration to call LIPS OF BLOOD "Jean Rollin's Somewhere in Time."

Jean-Loup Philippe stars as Frederic, a maternally-dominated young man who by chance is awakened to a dormant childhood memory by attending a launch party for a new perfume. A chateau pictured in the poster reminds him of a night, long ago, when he was lost and a beautiful young woman (Jennifer, played by Forever Emanuelle's Annie Belle) came out of nowhere to protect him through the night. Later, the woman - unaged - magically appears and beckons to him, and Frederic finds his way back to the chateau and to her, uncovering some dark secrets about his family's past along the way.

(excerpt of the essay by Tim Lucas)


DVD Extras Include:

  • Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative
  • French with optional English subtitles
  • Introduction by Jean Rollin (2 min.)
  • Interview with Natalie Perrey (10 min.)
  • 20-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original trailers of four other Rollin films

"One of Rollin's most perfectly realized films." - Tim Lucas, Editor of VIDEO WATCHDOG

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