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Escapees, The (Blu-ray)

Product Details

  • Manufacturer Redemption (US)
  • Stock Level In stock

Jean Rollin's THE ESCAPEES revisits the director's fascination with pairs of women who wander, dreamlike, through a modern dystopia (Requiem for a Vampire, Two Orphan Vampires). Two female patients one rebellious (Laurence Dubas), the other despondent (Christiane Coppé) flee the grounds of a mental hospital and drift across the French countryside. After finding refuge among a band of gypsy-like exotic dancers, they cross paths with a petty criminal (Marianne Valiot), an aging fortune-teller (Louise Dhour) and a quartet of swingers (including Brigitte Lahaie) with sinister intentions. Punctuated by moments of unexpected violence and lyrical beauty (as when the emotionless Marie returns to life in a vacant ice rink), THE ESCAPEES is among Rollin's most personal films, and has been remastered in HD from the original 35mm negative.

Special Features: Mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative, French with optional English subtitles, One Day in Paris: An Interview with Jean Rollin (2008, 28 min.)

Director: Jean Rollin

Cast: Laurence Dubas, Christiane Coppé, Marianne Valiot, Brigitte Lahaie, Louise Dhour.


Technical Details

BBFC Rating: 18

System: 1080p High Definition

Region: All Regions

Year: 1981

Languages: French

Subtitles: English

Weight: 105g

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