The Nude Vampire (Vampire nue, La) (1974)

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French director Jean Rollin's erotic and surreal vampire yarn stars Olivier Martin as Pierre Radamante, a wealthy hedonist who learns that his scientist father, Georges (Maurice Lemaître), is carrying out experiments to unlock the secret of immortality. And that's not all: It seems that Georges is in league with a ritualistic society involving vampires and evil alien mutants! Caroline Cartier and Catherine Castel also star.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror
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Critic Reviews for The Nude Vampire (Vampire nue, La)

All Critics (2)

... a strange work of conspiracy, family rebellion, and innocence imprisoned, both a vampire film and a strange science fiction fantasy of shadowy old men performing secret experiments.

Full Review… | March 10, 2012
Turner Classic Movies Online

[Jean] Rollin's love of twins and matched pairs is first hinted at here, as is his penchant for romantic heroes drawn to mysterious women and supernatural places.

Full Review… | February 19, 2012
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Audience Reviews for The Nude Vampire (Vampire nue, La)

visually stunning. The story makes zero sense and there is a lot of standing around, some slow walking too. Really the worst vampire attack ever filmed, really. Still, weird and fits snugly into the whole rich, chateau secret society boosheets that the French really love. Also, one of the best ending expositions as the two defeated co-conspirators walk off into the field lamenting the fact that they, too, have had no idea what the heck just happened.

R.John Xerxes
R.John Xerxes

I may not be able to tell you straight away who I think is the most creative filmmaker, or the most intellectual filmmaker, or the most symbolic filmmaker, but I have an immediate answer if you want to know the most boring filmmaker: Jean Rollin. His static takes, long scenes, minimal dialogue, and complete absence of suspense and drama delivered by a cast of lousy somnambulating actors would test a chess fan's patience. Hell, the guy even found a way to make nudity dull. This gets one star because it is slightly better (read: has a sort-of plot) than another of his disasterpieces I've seen.

Doctor Strangeblog
Doctor Strangeblog

Super Reviewer

A wealthy young man discovers his father is part of a group holding a vampire captive, trying to determine the secret of immortality. This is one weird, and sometimes very bad, vampire flick; it's hard to predict how you'll react to it, since it's too arty for "bad movie" fans and too raw and amateur for arthouse fans. In the interest of truth in advertising, it should have been titled "The Vampire in the See-through Nightie."

Greg S
Greg S

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