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3.6 out of 5 stars
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3.6 out of 5 stars
The Iron Rose [1972] [DVD]
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on 20 May 2017
Not just a funny actress, serious as well
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on 10 June 2005
French film with English subtitles.
From French director Jean Rollin, best known for making erotic vampire films, La Rose De Fer (The Iron Rose) is one of his least known and rarest films.
When two young lovers decide to spend the day together after meeting at a friend's wedding, they soon stumble across a large, overgrown and Gothic looking cemetery. After making love in the privacy of an abandoned underground crypt, the couple emerge to find that night has fallen. As they walk around desperately trying to find a way to leave the cemetery, they are disturbed to find that which ever way they go, they eventually find themselves back in the same place. As the night goes on, the young women slowly begins to lose her sanity and the man struggles to keep control of the situation.
An artistic, beautifully seductive and macabre film, this is definitely one for horror fans who prefer atmosphere and emotion, over action and gore.
Redemption / Salvation Films have made a good job presenting this film in it's original widescreen format (although encoded full frame for some reason?). Picture and sound quality are good, but be warned, the description on the back of the DVD case kinda gives away the ending. Best to watch the film before reading what's written about it.
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on 15 September 2012
"The Iron Rose" was my first try on the movies of french cult classic director Jean Rollin (RIP). Storyline of the picture is really fast told. It's about a young pair of teens who find themselves on an old cemetery in the outskirts of the city. As darkness falls they can't find the way out. Suddenly they realize that the dead souls within the cemetery won't let them go.
Redemptions Blu-ray presentation of Jean Rollin's highly acclaimed masterpiece looks brilliant. It reveals many details which were not seen on former editions and comes wih crisp picture with light graining. The Audio is 2.0 in french (with optional english subs) and english.
This set comes highly recommended!
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on 23 October 2015
Worse film I have seen in years.. terrible acting and terrible plot.. two people running around a graveyard with less sense of direction than a headless chicken .. a lot of missed potential.. the film is totally void of any common sense.. car boot if I am lucky.
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on 31 December 2014
I purchased this French horror film because I was interested in "FRANCOISE PASCAL" appearing in a serious film more than what you would normally expect from seeing her in British sex comedies has the dolly bird.The horror film was very good lots of tension and lots of scary moments. "FRANCOISE PASCAL" was really great in a this film .I was not disappointed and really enjoyed it throughout.
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on 19 February 2008
French film with English subtitles.

From French director Jean Rollin, best known for making erotic vampire films, La Rose De Fer (The Iron Rose) is one of his least known and rarest films.

When two young lovers decide to spend the day together after meeting at a friend's wedding, they soon stumble across a large, overgrown and Gothic looking cemetery. After making love in the privacy of an abandoned underground crypt, the couple emerge to find that night has fallen. As they walk around desperately trying to find a way to leave the cemetery, they are disturbed to find that which ever way they go, they eventually find themselves back in the same place. As the night goes on, the young women slowly begins to lose her sanity and the man struggles to keep control of the situation.

An artistic, beautifully seductive and macabre film, this is definitely one for horror fans who prefer atmosphere and emotion, over action and gore.
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on 27 July 2014
Having mainly seen Ms Pascal in British films/t.v.as a "bit of crumpet",it was a pleasure to see her get a real role.Have most Rollin films in my collection,so was glad to add this.My only surprise was seeing how little she wore,that she was very brave following his directions i.e.rolling round in a grave/graveyard.Must have suffered lots of cuts and bruises for her art.
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on 11 October 2016
Imbued with atmosphere & beautiful scenes - the main lead Ms Pascal looks rather divine too. Unlike some of the other Rollin films I have seen, this seems to hold up quite well; it doesn't look as dated. The graveyard in which most of the film is set is quite dishevelled & muddy, but somehow it looks beautifully enchanting throughout. The subtle use of sound & the haunting music plays a major part in this also. So I liked this a lot, but if art-house horror movies aren't your thing, then don't bother. Otherwise, enjoy the dreamlike experience.
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on 23 June 2015
An ok story with familiar elements that have appeared in other movies of this genre. The trouble is that what once we're original themes become diluted over time by subsequent movies 'borrowing' the best bits and for me that is the case here. Still the film is worth a look for all that.
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on 18 September 2015
Probably the most boring film in the 14 billion years this universe has been floating.
No, make that the most boring film since BEFORE the Big Bang, if indeed films were made then.
Which i don`t suppose they were.
So, erm, no, didn`t like it.
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