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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful and harmless
Slightly off centre Rollin flick set in a mental hospital (which curiously resembles a suburban insurance office). The plot is curious, but then, aren't they always?? That said, the way in which the film is shot, and the beautiful manner in which the ubiquitous nudity is handled, all make this an above average Rollin outing. Brigitte Lahaie sizzles. So worth buying.
Published on 5 Jan 2004

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Off the Scent?
This is an astoundingly bad film ... and interesting to watch for that reason. Jean Rollin is a genuinedly gifted, if frequently disorganised, under funded and evidently sponsor influenced director: at his best his visual sense and ability to present unforgettable scenes is almost unrivalled. He gives you time to look at the pictures - forget about the stories - and his...
Published on 6 April 2007 by N. Wilson


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful and harmless, 5 Jan 2004
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Slightly off centre Rollin flick set in a mental hospital (which curiously resembles a suburban insurance office). The plot is curious, but then, aren't they always?? That said, the way in which the film is shot, and the beautiful manner in which the ubiquitous nudity is handled, all make this an above average Rollin outing. Brigitte Lahaie sizzles. So worth buying.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Off the Scent?, 6 April 2007
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N. Wilson "gogleddwr" (Yorkshire, UK of GB and NI) - See all my reviews
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This is an astoundingly bad film ... and interesting to watch for that reason. Jean Rollin is a genuinedly gifted, if frequently disorganised, under funded and evidently sponsor influenced director: at his best his visual sense and ability to present unforgettable scenes is almost unrivalled. He gives you time to look at the pictures - forget about the stories - and his use of lighting and skill in emphasising the depth of scenes - using passages, doorways, sweeps of stairs, distant backgrounds - are always, or at least usually, a joy. His slightly dotty plots - half baked science fiction ideas, lack of rational continuity (why are the two girls being shot at at the start of Requiem for a Vampire? - I have never found out) are an amusement of surprises in themselves. (Who else has ended up making his vampires the good guys? -"Requiem ..", "La Fiancee de Dracula" "Levres de Sang"...) Most of that flair mis-fires in "La Nuit des Traquees", though for once the diction is clear enough to follow easily! The idea of looking at the plight of people losing their memory, personality, futures, is a good enough subject. Both Brigitte Lahaie and Dominique Journet act touchingly and with considerable poise and talent - but the logic with which their situation is shown, and the explanation set behind it, are slipshod and silly; the details of the story are ramshackle and, it seems to me, improperly derivative - echoed from SS doctors in concentration camps, from the gas oven body disposal, from euthanasia of "degenerates" and so on. Even the images do not work very well - we have the inhuman scale of the city, with its crawling distant traffic, the faceless, looming tower blocks, fronted with eyeless walls of glass; we have the hint of corporate, or perhaps government, cruel inhumanity, but all this is rather routine and takes us nowhere. For the sake, presumably, of sponsors and a certain class of sensation seeking viewers we do get some fairly nasty gore and some fairly powerful, and long drawn out, pornographic scenes - alas! Astoundingly bad, indeed, though it is interesting to see just how what has worked well elsewhere fails spectacularly here. (One amusing feature is to observe how, as in some other of M. Rollin's films, pistols are routinely produced on the instant from almost anyone's pocket and are used to no particular plot serving purpose. The body count goes quite high. Very French ...) M. Rollin deserves bigger budgets and more time to think.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 1 May 2009
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Tallis J. N. Ribeiro "Tallz" (Sao Paulo, Brazil) - See all my reviews
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Excellent cult movie from director Jean Rollin. The movie presents a mysterious and dark atmosphere , a city with empty streets and two beautiful girls trying to run away from a strange clinic for people seriously ill. Very interesting for a low budget movie.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Jean Rollin's films, 21 July 2014
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Great for those interested in Jean Rollin's film work. Night of the Hunted has some great moments. I particularly like the last scene that leads into the credits.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time, 27 May 2009
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A. Cockburn (Lost) - See all my reviews
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I ordered this after reading a review that compaired this to the best of David Cronenberg's work.
Believe me it's not!
It's a boring badly shot piece of self indulgence.
The only saving grace is the leading actress is cute, but she was hired because of her looks and her willness to disrobe at a moments notice not because of any acting talent.
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