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Lèvres de sang
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18 May 1975 (France) See more »
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Frederick sees a photograph of a ruined seaside castle, which triggers a strange childhood memory. He then goes on a strange quest, aided by four female vampires, to find the castle and the beautiful woman who lives there. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jean-Loup Philippe ... Frédéric
Annie Belle ... Jennifer (as Annie Briand)
Natalie Perrey ... La mère de Frédéric
Martine Grimaud
Catherine Castel ... Jumelle vampire
Marie-Pierre Castel ... Jumelle vampire
Hélène Maguin
Anita Berglund
Claudine Beccarie ... Claudine
Béatrice Harnois
Sylvia Bourdon
Mireille Dargent
Paul Bisciglia ... Le psychiatre
Willy Braque ... Le tueur
Julien Etchevery
Serge Rollin ... Frédéric enfant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Rollin ... Le gardien du cimetière (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Rollin 
 
Writing credits
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Jean-Loup Philippe 
Jean Rollin 

Produced by
Jean-Marie Ghanassia .... co-producer (as Jean-Marc Ghanassia)
Lionel Wallmann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Didier William Lepauw 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-François Robin 
 
Film Editing by
Olivier Grégoire 
 
Production Design by
Alain Pitrel 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Pierre .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Gérard Tilly .... sound
 
Other crew
Philippe Caza .... poster designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Lèvres de sang" - France (original title)
"Suck Me, Vampire" - USA (X-rated version)
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USA:88 min | France:71 min (X rated version)
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All the scenes shot in one particular cemetery were filmed without permits.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Dream Life of Vampires, 13 January 2011
Author: suspiria56 from United Kingdom

The films of Jean Rollin will be an enigma to many who have not experiencing his work, yet for those who allow themselves to be taken elsewhere by his cinema it can prove a highly rewarding experience. The viewer is often taken to places that invoke bewilderment, unease, and sexual desire. By no means Rollin's best film, Levres De Sang (aka. Lips of Blood) is a beautifully lyrical, slow burner that has the uncanny ability to take the viewer into an ethereal, dream like world, where the erotic and the neurotic are intertwined.

The story of a photographer, upon seeing a poster, is reminded of his childhood where a mysterious female vampire. However, this being Rollin, do not expect a traditional vampire movie (although his vampire films are arguably the most faithful to the Gothic aura and mythology of the vampire). Mostly dialogue free, with the acting catatonic, this only adds a surreal edge to the proceedings. And no vampire films have a greater sense of eroticism; it is easily to succumb to female vampires whenever they are on screen.

For the uninitiated, approach with caution. But this is a fine example of the originality and unique approach which is to be found in 1970s European sex and horror cinema.

Of which, Jean Rollin was undoubtedly the master.

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