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The Grapes of Death (1978)

Les raisins de la mort (original title)
R | | Horror | 5 July 1978 (France)
A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

Director:

Jean Rollin

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Bouyxou (story), Jean Rollin (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marie-Georges Pascal Marie-Georges Pascal ... Élisabeth (as Marie George Pascal)
Félix Marten ... Paul (as Felix Marten)
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Lucien
Mirella Rancelot Mirella Rancelot ... Lucie
Patrice Valota Patrice Valota ... Pierre
Patricia Cartier Patricia Cartier ... Antoinette
Michel Herval Michel Herval ... Michel
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Lucas
Brigitte Lahaie ... La grande femme blonde (as Brigitte Lahaye)
Olivier Rollin Olivier Rollin ... Le mort-vivant qui se fracasse le crâne
François Pascal François Pascal ... L'homme du train
Evelyne Thomas Evelyne Thomas ... Brigitte
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ... Le mort borgne / Le mort-vivant à la faux
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Storyline

A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

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When the wine flows, the terror begins ...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 July 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As Uvas da Morte See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Jean Rollin while shooting the nude scene with Brigitte Lahaie the outside temperature was so cold that Lahaie couldn't speak her lines. See more »

Goofs

After the second dynamite explosion, the shadows of the crew moving about, are visible. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the Film is banned in Germany, an uncut DVD Release was released. The DVD is not proved. A cut Version is released with an FSK Rating and signed with "neue Version". See more »

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Featured in Eurotika!: Vampires and Virgins (1999) See more »

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Claustrophobia/Isolation of the countryside
14 March 1999 | by damularcSee all my reviews

Rollin's "big" budget films rewards the viewer tremendously. Raisins de la Morte has been called the first French gore film, yet it is worth seeing for more than its few baser thrills. The whole movie is like a particularly convincing claustrophobic dream. Novice explorers of the European horror film or general fans of the zombie genre should be captured by the compact story of the lost girl in the near ancient village of zombies created by an uncannily debilitating batch of wine. Rollin's skill at creating the feel of a bad dream, however, is shown in the opening train scene. An extremely effective tracking shot of a nearly empty train car sets the tone of isolation and danger perfectly.


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