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  • I'd definitely for sure like to see a decent copy of Phantasmes, a nice Blu-ray of Bacchanales sexuelles would be appreciated too. It would even be nice to be able to get hold of watchable copies of some of his XXX stuff, even though some may say it's not watchable in any form, I'd still be interested.

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    • Other than Phantasmes his XXX work is really pretty lame. I've seen a few and beyond seeing the Castel twins and Briggite Lahaie in a few of them for curiosity value, there's not much there.
      "His lives inside of his own heart. That's an awful big place to live in."
      -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Sling Blade' (1996)

      "Some roads you shouldn't go down."
      -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Fargo' (2014)

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      • I kind of enjoyed Suce moi Vampire as an alternative version of Lips of Blood (with all the lyricism removed).
        I'm bitter, I'm twisted, James Joyce is fucking my sister.

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        • Not DVD related, but the latest issue of Art Decades magazine has a nearly 40 page Rollin centerpiece, including an interview with Francoise Pascal and some of the contributors to the Lost Girls book on Rollin. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973779382...+jeremy+richey

          LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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          • Redemption just posted this on FB:

            Apologies to everyone for the silence on this site ... long story and troubles with our UK distributors at the moment. However, in the US we have a great slate of new releases being scheduled with more pending including an amazing No 13 ....
            OUT NOW OR COMING SOON ON BLU-RAY
            Killer Barbys (Dir Jess Franco)
            The Diabolical Dr Z (Dir Jess Franco)
            The Orchard End Murder (Dir Chris Marnham)
            Dracula's Fiancée (Dir Jean Rollin)
            Miss Zombie (Dir Sabu)
            LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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            • I'm always happy to see Rollin get some love. I still haven't seen his final two or three films.
              "His lives inside of his own heart. That's an awful big place to live in."
              -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Sling Blade' (1996)

              "Some roads you shouldn't go down."
              -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Fargo' (2014)

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              • Earlier I watched Le parfum de Mathilde (1994), the last XXX film Rollin did. He's only credited with writing the script but he co-directed it along with Marc Dorcel. Something tells me Dorcel handled all the sex while Rollin did all the heavy lifting elsewhere because his fingerprints are all over it. There's a gothic castle setting, a perverted voyeuristic midget and the last 10 minutes are pure Rollin fantastique and even recalls The Nude Vampire somewhat. To anyone who hasn't seen it, imagine Rebecca if written by the Marquis de Sade. There's no sadism (save for an appearance of a whip at the very end), but the general idea of an innocent dragged into a mansion of total depravity is total Sade and of course Rollin's Phantasmes does spring to mind as well. Draghixa is the lead, though she has a tendency to disappear for stretches of time and this might sound funny, but if anyone ever doubted a porn stars ability to portray a frigid woman, Draghixa does it here. For my money though, Julia Chanel outshines everyone else. Hottest French maid ever?

                I guess Vivid put this out on VHS in the 90's as The Scent of Matilda. I got the Marc Dorcel Production's DVD which is dubbed but has quite a few subtitle options. Obviously its a shot on video feature so it probably looks as good as its going to get, which isn't at all terrible. The more stylized scenes looks great.

                Tom Clark
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                Last edited by Tom Clark; 01-24-2018, 11:22 PM.
                LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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                • Originally posted by Tom Clark View Post
                  Earlier I watched Le parfum de Mathilde (1994), the last XXX film Rollin did. He's only credited with writing the script but he co-directed it along with Marc Dorcel. Something tells me Dorcel handled all the sex while Rollin did all the heavy lifting elsewhere because his fingerprints are all over it. There's a gothic castle setting, a perverted voyeuristic midget and the last 10 minutes are pure Rollin fantastique and even recalls The Nude Vampire somewhat. To anyone who hasn't seen it, imagine Rebecca if written by the Marquis de Sade. There's no sadism (save for an appearance of a whip at the very end), but the general idea of an innocent dragged into a mansion of total depravity is total Sade and of course Rollin's Phantasmes does spring to mind as well. Draghixa is the lead, though she has a tendency to disappear for stretches of time and this might sound funny, but if anyone ever doubted a porn stars ability to portray a frigid woman, Draghixa does it here. For my money though, Julia Chanel outshines everyone else. Hottest French maid ever?

                  I guess Vivid put this out on VHS in the 90's as The Scent of Matilda. I got the Marc Dorcel Production's DVD which is dubbed but has quite a few subtitle options. Obviously its a shot on video feature so it probably looks as good as its going to get, which isn't at all terrible. The more stylized scenes looks great.

                  I had no idea Rollin had a hand in this. Some of the older Marc Dorcel films are ok. A tad too brightly lit though. This predates modern Morc Dorcel films which seem now to be various versions of Business men in suits in Fifty shades type scenarios. At least this as well as some of the others from the period or before had some imagination.

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                  • It's a cool film. Just a shame it wasn't shot on film to get the real classic gothic Rollin look. They tried but it's got that early 90's standard def video look.

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                    • Originally posted by Lalala76 View Post
                      I had no idea Rollin had a hand in this.
                      There's some more info here.

                      Initially just brought on board by French producer Marc Dorcel (who was looking for an experienced director to take the place of the his in-house auteur Michele Ricaud, who had just recently passed away) as a screen writer, Jean would end up co-directing the made for video title as well. He would tell Peter Blumenstock in Virgins and Vampires and in the pages of Video Watchdog that he had indeed, "co-directed the film, though only Dorcel is credited." Rollin would also admit to Blumenstock that he wasn't, "too sad about it", as he would ultimately come to view the final product as just a "typical" adult title and, "not a good film at all", despite his initial ambitious intentions.
                      LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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                      • Tom, thanks for bringing this up. I didn't know it existed. Time to track down that Marc Dorcel DVD...
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                        • It's on some adult site or other (or was) as I downloaded it a few years ago. I thought it was worth a watch.
                          I'm bitter, I'm twisted, James Joyce is fucking my sister.

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                          • It's definitely available to view online and the dvd on marc dorcels site as well as Jeedoo.com etc

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                            • From Wicked Vision's FB page:

                              Dear Visionaries,

                              On March 16 we'll be releasing THE IRON ROSE as the No. 6 of our Jean Rollin-Collection.

                              Is it possible for a burial ground to be a place of morbid romance, where a young couple makes love to each other? Everything is possible in the world of Jean Rollin, and France's cult-filmmaker manages to show a cemetary's romantic side, mixing gothic romance with a dash of poetry and erotica.

                              See the german HD-Premiere of THE IRON ROSE, scanned and restored from the original camera negative.

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                              Retailers will receive all details this week.

                              As usual you can also order directly from us. The first 100 orders will include a small goodie. Price: 29,99€ (excl. S/H)

                              Email us at: shop@wv-media.de

                              Specifications:

                              Rating: FSK 16
                              Aspect ratio: 1,66:1 (1080p)
                              Language: German, french
                              Audio: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 / Dolby Digital 2.0
                              Subtitles: German, English
                              Subtitles bonus features: German, English
                              Runtime: 80 minutes (uncut) / 76 minutes (uncut)
                              Regioncode: B/2

                              Bonus features:

                              24-page booklet by Pelle Felsch "La Poésie Fantastique, Part 6" (german) and David Renske (german)·Introduction by Jean Rollin ·
                              Audiocommentary by Pelle Felsch, Daniel Peree and Lars Dreyer-Winkelmann (german) · Featurette "Nights at a cemetary" · Interview with Jean Rollin · English Opening Titles · German Trailer · Original Trailer · Photogallery

                              Synopsis:

                              A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they
                              can't find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.

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                              • Is Redemption still releasing Dracula's Fiancee? I really hope they release Rollin's last few films; I still haven't seen them.
                                "His lives inside of his own heart. That's an awful big place to live in."
                                -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Sling Blade' (1996)

                                "Some roads you shouldn't go down."
                                -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Fargo' (2014)

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