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Fascination [DVD]

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Er findet Zuflucht hinter den Mauern eines Schlosses, das verlassen scheint, aber zwei junge Frauen beherbergt. The story centres on two women, chosen by the group, who have to find a man they can ritually slaughter and communally consume in a cannibalistic vampiric feast.

Like so many of the director's pictures, this one might be best enjoyed as a fever dream of unusual and at times surreal images and scenes rather than as a linear plot or traditionally structured film but that's a big part of what makes Rollin's films so special - like the best works of art, they really do mean different things to different people.

Soon after this Rollins made the interesting low budget nazi zombie movie 'zombie lake' , it's not near as good as this but it's fun. The two women apparently have little to do during the day besides rolling around on the rug for an occasional lesbian dalliance, so this turn of events turns out quite unexpectedly for our antihero. This isn't an overly aggressive mix, again this is an older low budget film, but the dialogue is perfectly balanced against the score and there are no problems at all with any hiss or distortion. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

The sex scenes are more intense and explicit than Rollin's previous horror outings but remain suffused with a heady surrealism that makes the encounters play like animated works of art.On the morning of their feeding shindig, Marc (Jean Marie Lemaire), a suave professional thief, just so happens to require shelter in their cheteau from his recently-spurned partners in crime. Playful, elegantly crafted and brimming with some of the most unforgettable images in his filmography, Fascination embodies Jean Rollin at his very best - venturing outside his usual comfort zones and extending the definition of his filmic universe in the process. In the middle of rural France there's a castle where two attractive females - Eva and Elisabeth -waste away their days, waiting for some initially unspecified event.

Rounding out the extras on the disc are HD trailers for the feature and for The Shiver Of The Vampires, The Nude Vampire, The Iron rose and Lips Of Blood. presentation that knocked the compositions out of whack; on top of that, the contrast here is way too hot, with an orange bias to the colors throughout. But, the print is missing the opening credits (~1:25) of two girls dancing on a bridge next to a gramophone.The usual five Rollin Blu-ray-related trailers are also included along with liner notes by Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas. Even considering the fact that it's not enhanced for widescreen televisions, the image itself looks somewhat rough; taken from a blemished, hazy negative, print damage, dust, and other debris litter the source print, which can distract from Rollin's successes in low-budget attractive cinematography. It sounds like the audio was taken from a metallic-sounding source at most points, something that affects just about every sound that comes out of the speakers due to the lower-budget audio source.

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