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Requiem for a Vampire -- In this flight of dark fantasy by cult director Jean Rollin, two young female criminals flee from a gunfight, wander across the countryside, and end up in the dungeon of a remote castle inhabited by vampires.  In HD.


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August 1973 (USA) See more »
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A vampire lures beautiful young women to his castle in Europe. | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Jean Rollin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Rollin  writer

Produced by
Sam Selsky .... executive producer (as $am $elsky)
Original Music by
Pierre Raph 
Cinematography by
Renan Pollès 
Film Editing by
Michel Patient 
Makeup Department
Carol Fiedler .... makeup artist (as Carol Fidler)
Production Management
Lionel Wallmann .... general production manager (as Lionel Wallman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Noël Delamarre .... assistant director
Jean-Marie Marguet .... assistant director
Sound Department
Patrick Dard .... sound
Jack Jullian .... sound technician (as Jack Julian)
Gérard Tilly .... sound technician
Other crew
Natalie Perrey .... script

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vierges et vampires" - France (original title)
"Caged Virgins" - USA
"Virgins and the Vampires" - USA
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95 min | Australia:69 min | USA:65 min | USA:83 min (English dubbed version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | UK:18 | USA:R

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Revealing mistakes: At the beginning, when the clowns are pouring the gas over the dead friend, you can see him move several times, including twitches and breathing.See more »
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Featured in Blood of 1000 Virgins (2013)See more »


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Vampires, Clowns and Naked Women, 12 October 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A vampire lures beautiful young women dressed as clowns to his castle in Europe.

How many movies have both clowns and vampires? How about clowns with guns? French clowns with guns? And that is only five minutes into a film that has some of the sexiest women Jean Rollin has featured exhibiting his own brand of eroticism (some of which clearly borders on rape).

Being from Rollin, are we surprised that this film faced censorship? The scene where Mireille Dargent is whips Marie-Pierre Castel has two versions. As does the scene where Castel and Dargent make love and the scene where Dargent is being chased by the man. I suppose that two questions can be asked: should we have a director change his vision for decency? And, is there any real purpose to having the women be nude? I will not answer either one.

I would say this film is overall better and more finely constructed than "The Nude Vampire", and has far more cohesion than "Rape of the Vampire". I mean, this one actually has a clear set of heroines and a plot!

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