The Nude Vampire (Vampire nue, La) (1974)
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Critic Reviews for The Nude Vampire (Vampire nue, La)
... 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.
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.
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.
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."
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