- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 19, 2002
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
- Dolby Digital Mono - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The french cult director Jean Rollin, who has made a career out of making erotically charged horror films that focus on vampires and virgins, began his career with this 1968 film, THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE. Expanded from a short film, it covers all of the subject matter and imagery that Rollin became known for--blood, naked women in sexual yet horrific circumstances, existentialism, and fetishism of vampires and their base, lustful desires.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Cult director Jean Rollin's first feature mixes existentialism and vampirism with the added ingredient of chaos. Originally made as a short, it was expanded to feature length with the dead cast inexplicably returning to life half-way through (having been killed off at the end of the original). That said, "Le Viol du Vampire" is a masterpiece of the bizarre, mixing blood, a naked woman in a convertible, coffins and some fencing, semi-naked nymphs in a fragmented melee.