Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Screening of Shiver of the Vampires

Jean Rollin fans in the New York area should take note that the Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening the new digital print of Jean Rollin's Shiver of the Vampires on March 3rd as part of their Rendez-Vous series.

Information on the screening, which will be held at the Walter Reade Theater can be found here. Tickets are ten dollars and I certainly hope all Rollin fans in the area will attend so the Lincoln Center might consider screening even more of his films!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Coming Soon: The B-Music of Jean Rollin

As if the Finders Keepers Records upcoming release of the Requiem for a Vampire and Fascination soundtracks wasn't enough, here is a sneak peek at the cover of the upcoming Rollin soundtrack compilation from the Finders Keepers US arm B-Music. This exciting disc streets on March 27th and contains a whopping 31 tracks, many unreleased, from Le Viol du Vampire, La Vampire Nue, Le Frisson des Vampires, Requiem for a Vampire, Jeunes Filles Impudiques and Fascination! I'll have more information on this incredible release soon but for now I just wanted to share this gorgeous cover for my readers here. Bravo to the folks at B-Music and Finders Keepers!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Franca Mai R.I.P.

I was very saddened to hear a few days ago that we lost the lovely and talented Franca Mai, one of the star's of Jean Rollin's Fascination, at the tragically young age of just 53 years old after battling cancer for the last few years. Mai was one of the most bewitching and mysterious actresses Rollin ever filmed and her performance in Fascination, opposite Brigitte Lahaie, remains one of the most haunting in all of Rollin's canon. More information on Mai, who was an accomplished singer, photographer, author as well as an actress, can be found at this official page. My sincere condolences to her family and friends...she was really special and I hated to hear this news.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

(CONTEST CLOSED) Win a Free Copy of Finders Keepers New Jean Rollin Limited Cassette Release!

***A great big congratulations to Derek Hill for correctly answering the questions. Enjoy the collection Derek and thanks for participating!***

The great team over at Finders Keepers Records recently announced that their next release in their Jean Rollin soundtrack series will be the scores for Requiem for a Vampire and Fascination! While the CD and vinyl versions will come out in March, Finders Keepers have just released a special cassette of the scores that is limited to just 200 copies and I have one to give-away here. These hand-numbered editions are extremely cool, and will be wildly collectible, and I appreciate my friends over at Finders Keepers for supplying me an extra to give to one of my lucky readers here. Before we get to the contest details, take a moment and head over to Finders Keepers for more information about this exciting release and, if you can, drop them a line to let them know how much we appreciate these Jean Rollin releases!

Doing giveaways here are a bit tricky because I know most of my readers are Rollin devotees, a fact that makes a screenshot or trivia challenge difficult. So, I thought I would attempt a challenge that focuses on a couple of films that have some very loose connections with Rollin. It might still be super-simple but hell the main thing I am trying to do is get this tape to another fan. So okay, be the first to leave a comment with the correct answers to the following and you win the tape! After I announce the winner, you will just need to email me your address and I will ship the tape to you...that's it and now here we go:

Here is a still from a 1971 French film that has often been called very Rollinesque, although he had nothing to do with it. Name the film.

This 2001 American film was set in the late sixties and had a number of striking film references including a humorous nod to a director of Rollin-like erotic vampire films. Name the film.