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Requiem for a Vampire (1971)

Requiem pour un vampire (original title)
R | | Horror | August 1973 (USA)
Two girls on the run get lost in the French countryside, and wind up in a haunted chateau occupied by an ailing vampire and his servants.

Director:

Jean Rollin

Writer:

Jean Rollin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marie-Pierre Castel ... Marie
Mireille Dargent ... Michelle
Philippe Gasté Philippe Gasté ... Frédéric
Dominique Dominique ... Erika
Louise Dhour Louise Dhour ... Louise
Michel Delesalle Michel Delesalle ... Le vieux vampire
Antoine Mosin Antoine Mosin ... Le premier barbare
Olivier François Olivier François ... Le second barbare
Dominique Toussaint Dominique Toussaint ... Le troisième barbare
Agnes Jacquet Agnes Jacquet ... La première victime des vampires
Anne-Rose Kurra Anne-Rose Kurra ... La deuxième victime des vampires
Agnès Petit Agnès Petit ... La troisième victime des vampires
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... L'homme au vélo
Jean-Noël Delamarre Jean-Noël Delamarre ... L'ami de Michèle et Marie
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Storyline

Two girls on the run get lost in the French countryside, and wind up in a haunted chateau occupied by an ailing vampire and his servants.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Their Innocence Violated Beyond Description-In An Endless Nightmare Of Terror See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

The film was rejected for UK cinema by the BBFC in 1972. It was finally released on video in 1993 by Redemption after extensive cuts of 6 minutes 55 secs to heavily edit shots of chained women in a cellar being stripped and raped by vampires, and a scene where Marie is whipped by Michelle. See more »

Connections

Referenced in This Changed Earth (2011) See more »

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a Lesbians vampire tale

Marie and Michelle are two girls dressed as clowns and on the run from someone with a grudge, this is at least where the film begins with a shoot 'em up car chase through the french countryside. There male companion gets killed in the crossfire and the girls decide to hide out in a seemingly deserted Château where they indulge themselves in some Lesbian sex before they discover they are not alone .The last surviving Vampire and his followers want to enrol the two girls in to the realms of the living dead, but not before they get the girls to lure some fresh blood to the château with the promise of sex.

Rollin's imagery is superb,two wonderfully colourful clowns wandering through barley is quite an exquisite scene,in this often ponderously slow film, the vampires look cool except for some dodgy fangs, there isn't too much of a plot really and I can readily see why some would hate Rollin's work. Rollin seems to my eyes to have his own unique language of film which he sticks to till the bitter end. My main problem with the film is that it was cut to bits, The DVD sleeve said 88mins where in actuality it was a paltry 76mins,IMDB says 95mins so I'm not too sure what I've missed and how badly the continuity was hampered by this, a lot I would guess.Not my last Rollin film,I'll certainly watch some more


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caged Virgins See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films ABC See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (English dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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