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Les raisins de la mort
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Release Date:
5 July 1978 (France) See more »
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When the wine flows, the terror begins ...
Plot:
A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies. | Add synopsis »
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Definitely Rollin's best, but not necessarily that good. See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Marie-Georges Pascal ... Élisabeth (as Marie George Pascal)
Félix Marten ... Paul (as Felix Marten)
Serge Marquand ... Lucien
Mirella Rancelot ... Lucie
Patrice Valota
Patricia Cartier ... Antoinette
Michel Herval ... Michel
Paul Bisciglia ... Lucas

Brigitte Lahaie ... La grande femme blonde (as Brigitte Lahaye)
Olivier Rollin
François Pascal
Evelyne Thomas ... Brigitte
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guillaume Le Vacher ... Young living dead (uncredited)
Raphaël Marongiu ... Dead man in the press (uncredited)
Jean Rollin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Rollin 
 
Writing credits
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou (story) &
Jean Rollin (story)

Jean Rollin (screenplay) &
Christian Meunier (screenplay)

Produced by
Claude Guedj .... producer
Christian Ruh .... executive producer
Jean-Marie Ghanassia .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sissman 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Bécognée (director of photography) (as Claude Becognée)
 
Film Editing by
Dominique Saint-Cyr  (as Dominique Saintcyr)
Christian Stoianovich 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou .... first assistant director
Christian Meunier .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Henri Humbert .... sound effects
Claude Panier .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Yannick Josse .... special effects
Raphaël Marongiu .... special effects (as Raphael Marongiu)
Alfredo Tiberi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Jobert .... assistant camera
Etienne Jourdan .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Noël Guillot .... assistant editor (as Henri-Noel Guillot)
 
Other crew
Lionel Bernier .... production department
Olivier Rollin .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les raisins de la mort" - France (original title)
"The Raisins of Death" - International (English title)
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Germany:85 min | USA:90 min (uncut version)
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The film was originally envisioned as a disaster-themed film, but as the production developed, director Jean Rollin saw the potential for it to be a horror film instead.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: During the long zoom in the scene where Élisabeth meets the blind girl at the deserted valley, a man can be seen walking in the distance.See more »
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Featured in Secret Cinema (2007)See more »

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Definitely Rollin's best, but not necessarily that good., 25 January 2008
Author: innocuous from Raleigh, NC, USA

This film is watchable, but it is hit-and-miss in several respects. The atmosphere and story are not too bad, and the gore is a bit amateurish but plentiful. My major objection to the film is the poor editing. If you are ever asked about the importance of editing and continuity to the watchability of a film, just point to this film as an example of how NOT to do it. Due to the poor editing and lack of continuity, people "jump" all over the screen and sets, showing up in one place after starting in another. One of the actresses literally walks around a corner of a building and changes clothes completely at the same time. (No, I don't believe that this was intentional.) A couple huge dogs just show up at one point (which also makes no sense), wounds change locations, and some events were obviously intended to precede other events that now appear earlier in the film.

Don't get me wrong, this film is worth your time if you're a fan, but it is definitely not a slick, finished product.

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