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The Rape of the Vampire

aka Le viol du vampire; La reine des vampires; Vampire Women; Queen of the Vampires

  • Year:1968
  • Country of origin: France
  • Genre: Horror
  • Director: Jean Rollin
  • Length: 95 min
  • IMDb rating: The Rape of the Vampire (1968) on IMDb
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The only consistently interesting director of horror films working in France, Rollin embues his films with a sense of surrealist cinephilia that transforms them into a series of striking, poetic images at the expense of narrative coherence and weaves a highly decorative fetishistic eroticism into the stylized compositions, which are often reminiscent of comic strip art.

Phil Hardy, Ed., The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Horror (The Overlook Press, 1995)

Selected disc options for The Rape of the Vampire

Redemption box art
Redemption BD-ALL/US 2012
Black House box art
Black House BD-B/UK 2018
Redemption box art
Redemption DVD-1/US/OOP 2002
Encore box art
Encore DVD-0/NL/OOP 2007
Audio Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Jean Rollin has extra
Introduction by Director/Co-Writer Jean Rollin (1998, 2:45) has extra
Fragments of Pavement Under the Sand: The Making of “The Rape of the Vampire” (23:46) has extra
L’histoire de La Nuit des horloges (The Story of the Night of Clocks) - Interview with Director/Co-Writer Jean Rollin (2007, 22:29) has extra
Mister Wolf and the Cheshire Cat - Interview with Actor Jean-Loup Philippe (2012, 9:17) has extra
Interview with Actor/Co-Writer Alain Yves Beaujour (2007, 20:04) has extra
Interview with Actress Jacqueline Sieger (2007, 14:07) has extra
Interview with Composer François Tusques (2007, 13:30) has extra
Interview with Director/Co-Writer Jean Rollin (2007, 4:26) has extra
Alternate “Clothed” Scene (2:08) has extra
Censored Scenes (1:14, 1:10) has extra
Stills Gallery [Encore] (6:23, 9:29) has extra
Stills Gallery [Redemption] has extra
Theatrical Trailer (4:30) has extra has extra has extra
“The Far Country” - By Director Jean Rollin (Short, 1965, 16:24) has extra
“The Yellow Loves: Inspired by Tristan Corbière” - By Director Jean Rollin (Short, 1958, 10:37) has extra


  • Redemption’s Blu-ray includes a 16-page booklet with writing by Tim Lucas (“The Cinema of Jean Rollin: The Bizarre Melodrama of Jean Rollin”). It is also available in “The Cinema of Jean Rollin, Series One: The Vampire Films” with The Nude Vampire (1970), Requiem for a Vampire (1971) and The Shiver of the Vampires (1971).
  • Redemption’s “Widescreen Edition” DVD is also available in “The Vampire Collection” box set with Requiem for a Vampire (1971) and The Shiver of the Vampires (1971).
  • Encore’s “The Collectors Edition” DVD includes a 32-page booklet with writing by director Jean Rollin.