Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jean Rollin Posters: Le Frisson des Vampires (French Poster)

Jean Rollin Thrill of The Vampires Poster

The stunning French Poster for Le Frisson des Vampires (Thrill of the Vampires) featuring the artwork of famed Phillipe Druillet.

9 comments:

ThatQuebecGuy said...

Amazing blog you got here and this piece of art is gorgeous. I'll be Looking forward for more of this.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks so much! I hope you keep enjoying the blog and i appreciate the comment.

Matthew said...

Hello Jeremy! Keep this blog rolling! That lovely poster is, in fact, not a one sheet. It is a standard French poster. It is huge at 120 x 160 centimeters or 47 x 63 inches. I know this as I have seen one hanging - in Mr. Rollin's apartment a few years back. Keep up the great work.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Matthew...I was wondering about that and will change the title of the post. I appreciate the comments and hope you keep enjoying the blog. I hope you will keep commenting and sharing your memories...thanks again!

Keith said...

That poster is amazing. I love it.

Fred said...

I remember the first time I saw that poster and read about Jean Rollin's films in David Pirie's The Vampire Cinema, back in the late 70s. I was struck by the images from these films which haunted me for ten years until I was able to see a VHS dupe of Le Frisson des Vampires, which was oddly in Spanish (actually, this helped b/c I studied Spanish in college, but had no comprehension of French). The first time I'd ever heard of Rollin was in the early 70s when his films were mentioned in a filmography at the end of my paperback copy of "In Search of Dracula", but it was Pirie's book that first got me interested in seeing these odd, surreal (and sexy) French vampire films.

Thanks for the blog. The entry on Dieppe beach was fascinating (no pun intended). This was the site of an ill-fated invasion of France by the English during WWII which influenced the Allies thinking for the D-Day invasion. I'm looking forward to more entries.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks so much Fred for the great comment. I really hope you keep enjoying the blog. It has been real satisfying so far putting it together and revisiting the films...

Matthew said...

You really did it this time, Jeremy. You had to go and make a post about this highly desirable poster. After years of losing bids on eBay, I took the plunge and purchased one today from a very nice poster dealer in Berlin. It is in fine condition and will be linen-backed and framed upon arrival at doorstep. My wallet is going to be considerably emptier but my heart will be full. Thanks a lot, Jeremy. I am now poorhouse...

;)

Jeremy Richey said...

That's awesome Matthew and I am officially jealous. I hope it arrives safely and you should share a photo of it framed and hanging high. Again, let me repeat...I am very jealous. Thanks for the geat comment.