Monday, October 24, 2011
The new HD version of Jean Rollin's The Iron Rose will be making its premiere on Turner Classic Movies on November 11th! To say this is huge news is putting it mildly, as this will help introduce the work of Jean Rollin to a huge new audience. More information can be found here at TCM. Also, I am very pleased to present these screengrabs from the stunning new transfer! Thanks to Kino and TCM for helping to get one of Jean Rollin's greatest works to a new audience.
Friday, October 21, 2011
In what is among the most exciting Jean Rollin related news to come out in quite awhile, Kino Lorber announced yesterday that they have acquired the Redemption Catalogue here in the states and their first releases will be five of Rollin's greatest on Blu-ray in the spring of 2012. The Nude Vampire, The Shiver of the Vampires, The Iron Rose, Lips of Blood and Fascination will be the first to hit Blu in newly remastered versions transferred from the original negatives! All will include new extras and these promise to be finest Jean Rollin presentations ever on home video. More details can be read over at Twitch Film and I will of course be covering these exciting new releases as they hit in the upcoming months!
Friday, October 14, 2011
A kind reader has alerted me to the news that Jean Rollin's son Serge is holding an auction, that will be of interest to all of Rollin's fans, in Paris in early November at this address and time:
Résidence les Lilas
69 rue Haxo
(metro Saint-Fargeau or Télégraphe)
Code : 837B
Building 12, 9th floor on the right
November 5th and 6th from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
The auction will include some of Jean's personal possessions, movie-memorabilia, books, furniture and even actual film strips from The Grapes of Death! I hope that any readers here who might attend will stop by and share more information with us. I have posted a flyer above that was emailed to me advertising it and I will post more info. as I get it.