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Lips of Blood (1975)

Lèvres de sang (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 18 May 1975 (France)
Frederick sees a photograph of a ruined seaside castle, which triggers a strange childhood memory. He then goes on a strange quest to find the castle and the beautiful woman who lives there.

Director:

Jean Rollin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Loup Philippe ... Frédéric
Annie Belle ... Jennifer (as Annie Brilland)
Natalie Perrey Natalie Perrey ... La mère de Frédéric
Martine Grimaud Martine Grimaud ... La photographe
Catherine Castel Catherine Castel ... Jumelle vampire
Marie-Pierre Castel ... Jumelle vampire
Hélène Maguin Hélène Maguin ... Une vampire
Anita Berglund Anita Berglund ... Une vampire
Claudine Beccarie ... Claudine
Béatrice Harnois Béatrice Harnois ... Le modèle
Sylvia Bourdon Sylvia Bourdon ... La fausse
Mireille Dargent
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Le psychiatre
Willy Braque Willy Braque ... Le tueur
Julien Etchevery Julien Etchevery
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Storyline

Pierre is haunted by a persistent dream in which he spends the night with a beautiful women in a white gown who lives in an ancient mansion, though she invariably awakes with no memory of him. He is convinced that his dream has some basis in his past, but his mother scoffs at the notion. One day, he sees a photograph in a perfume advertisement that looks just like the mansion he's seen in his dreams, and arranges to meet the woman who took the pictures at a movie theater. While he waits for her, he encounters the mysterious woman in white, and as he follows her, he discovers a strange coven of the living dead -- a band of beautiful women who need to drink human blood to survive.

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director cameo: [Jean Rollin] Cemetery caretaker killed by the female vampires. See more »

Alternate Versions

X-rated version with explicit sex scenes: Suce-moi vampire (France, by 'Michel Gand') or Suck Me Vampire (USA, by 'Mike Gentle'). See more »

Connections

Features The Shiver of the Vampires (1971) See more »

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A Surreal Bizarre Treat
12 February 2004 | by pfaulSee all my reviews

This is my first Rollin film - and I loved it. Gloriously silly and surreal, I detect many sly references to Bunuel (the boring cocktail party) and Fellini (the cold empty beach like the apocalyptic end to 'La Dolce Vita' - did Spielberg get his floating coffins in 'Empire of the Sun' from this???). The nubile vampires are so unscary and unerotic - they look more like hungry fashion models with a penchant for nasal fairy dust. Who did the hero's hair - Leonard of London? - let's bring back the male bouffant! I think he got that knitted top with the zipper up front after seeing Pink Floyd 'Live at Pompeii'. There are so many great moments - like where the photographer turns at the sound of the doorbell - before it actually rings. What did this mean? Precognition? Bad acting? Who cares. I actually saw this on SBS TV (free to air - unedited). Thankyou SBS - a gem.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 May 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lips of Blood See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(X rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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