Two Orphan Vampires (Blu-ray)
TWO ORPHAN VAMPIRES (Les Deux Orphelines Vampires) follows Henriette and Louise (Isabelle Teboul and Alexandra Pic), two blind girls of unknown origin, raised in an orphanage by two adoring nuns. Little do the nuns know, each night as the sun goes down, their "little angels" acquire night vision (they "see blue"), as well as an appetite for blood and teenage mischief.
Rollin's entire filmography, more or less, could be summarized as a poetical consideration of death, termination, and unreality, but coming to terms with his own pending death had a way of affecting how he regarded them (the film was undertaken just as he was diagnosed with kidney failure). Something previously conceptual and child-like, nostalgic and precious in Rollin's work becomes more concrete and dimensional, unflinching and adult. When they commit one violent transgression against their kindly benefactor, the scene's abrupt and awkward brutality recalls the best of Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Director: Jean Rollin
Cast: Alexandra Pic, Isabelle Teboul, Bernard Charnacé, Natalie Perrey, Anne Duguël, Nathalie Karsenty, Anissa Beakani-Rohmer, Nada Le Hoangan, Veronique Djaouti, Brigitte Lahaie, Tina Aumont, Martin Snaric, Raymond Audemard, Sandrine Thoquet, Mélanie Karalli, Sylvie Candau, Michel Franck, Paulette Jeaufre, Frédérique Haymann-Gony, Camille Delamarre, Myrian Zaza, Lucie Jamot, Marie Laurence, Catherine Day, Karolina Wolflahn.
- Mastered in HD from the original 16mm negative
- French with optional English subtitles
- Introduction by Jean Rollin
- English dubbed version
- "Memories of a Blue World, the Making of Les Deux Orphelines Vampires," by Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with cast and crew of the film (2012, 40 min.)
- Interview with Jean Rollin, by Rebecca Johnson (2008, 20 min.)
- 12-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
- Original theatrical trailer
- Original trailers of nine other Rollin films
BBFC Rating: 15
System: 1080p High Definition
Region: All Regions
Language: French, English