Zombie Lake (Blu-ray)
One of the most bizarre films in the living dead craze of the early 1980s, ZOMBIE LAKE feasts without restraint upon the carcasses of a variety of cinematic genres: the WWII picture, the sexploitation film, gore horror, and even the romantic melodrama.
Conceived by one master of erotic horror (Jess Franco) and pseudonymously directed by another (Jean Rollin), ZOMBIE LAKE weaves the tale of a contemporary French village haunted by water-logged Nazis slain by the Resistance. With little regard for narrative subtlety, the film veers from the shamelessly exploitive (as when a women's volleyball team skinny-dips in zombie-infested waters) to the tearfully sentimental (depicting a young orphan girl's psychic connection to one of the walking dead). Beneath its garish surface, however, ZOMBIE LAKE embraces several themes that run throughout Rollin's body of work, showing that this eclectic artist could not help investing even a playful film such as this with his personal sensibilities.
Director: Julian de Laserna, Jean Rollin (as J.A. Laser)
Cast: Howard Vernon, Pierre Escourrou, Anouchka [Anouchka Lesoeur], Anthony Mayans [Antonio Mayans], Nadine Pascale, Youri Rad, Burt Altman, Gilda Arancio, Marcia Sharif, Yvonne Dani, Jean-RenÄ Bleu, Jean Rollin.
- Newly mastered in HD from the archival negatives
- English dubbed version
- Alternate (less explicit) versions of two sequences
- Alternate English title sequence
- Original theatrical trailers
- Original trailers of other Jean Rollin films available from Redemption
BBFC Rating: 18
System: 1080P High Definition
Region: All Regions