The Shiver of the Vampires: Horror Blu-Ray Review

Redemption/Kino
Director: Jean Rollin
Writers: Jean Rollin, Monique Natan
Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand and Jacques Robiolles
(From imdb.com)

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What they say: When a honeymooning couple visit the crumbling estate of the bride’s ancestors, they discover her closet is filled with more than skeletons: a sinister lesbian vampire, a pair of nubile handmaidens, and two vampire hunters who have been recruited into the ranks of the undead.

What I say: Here we have another of Rollins visual feasts. In this film a newly married couple goes to visit her cousins in an old castle. Rumors about town are that they are dead. Their servants even add to the odd atmosphere. But at night weird things start to occur and things just keep getting weirder.

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As with most of Rollins films atmosphere is king. Every room in the castle is lit differently, with gives the sets and the film its self a unique look and style. These vampire films are definitely different than any vampire films you have ever seen. Like I said they are moody and atmospheric. Story structure is very much on the back burner as Rollin is all about giving you a haunting, almost dream like experience.

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This Blu-Ray is stunning. The various colors just pop, and there is a ton of fine detail. While occasionally muddy, the picture is crystal clear and gorgeous! There are both French and English tracks, and both are great.

Film: 8/10
Blu-Ray: 8/10

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