Lips of Blood (Lèvres de sang) Reviews
(1975) Lips Of Blood/ Lèvres de sang
(In French with English subtitles)
EROTIC ADULT HORROR
Low budget and short with a time limit of less than an hour and a half which is not scary nor it is erotic. The film has nudity scenes and the making out is corny and fake but did make an impact during it's initial release in 1975 which centers on a young man taken back as a result of a photo of some old ruins he remembers when he was a child, and at the same time becoming attracted to this young lady he knows nothing about except that the last time he had ever saw her was at some old ruins. And coincidently the ruins was part of a marketing campaign to sale perfume that his mother was part of. He then goes on an odyssey to find those ruins even if it meant costing some peoples lives.
Directed by the king of low budget erotic horror movies by the name of Jean Rollin, this vampire flick is very hard to ignore because Rollin's vampires are not the same vampires most people are totally accustomed to. The difference with these vampires is that some very drunk people that I know wouldn't mind being sucked by these kinds of vampires as they're always walking around with see- through scowls. And they seldom turn into bats for all they are capable to have some of the same characteristics as a human. It's reminiscent to something what low budget director Ed Wood would do if he were alive today except that Rollin involves nudity and fake looking gory violence.
3 out of 4 stars
Lips Of Blood is a beautiful film and from my limited experience with Rollin his most linear in terms of plot. There is very little dialogue which was a good thing because those subtitles were pretty fast at times. The female vampires are typical of 60's - 70's Euro vampires in terms of them being extremly seductive while being able to walk through scenes in a blank gaze. Annie Brilland not only has the main protaginist under her spell but she also had me.
This is a masterpeice!