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Reduce 3 stars if you hate jean rollin films!
, 22 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Lips of Blood [Blu-ray]  [US Import] (Blu-ray)
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE BLU-RAY!
Ok, no reason to go into any sort of synopsis with this one, as like most rollin movies simply describing the plot is pretty pointless as narrative is one of the least important things in any rollin movie. This film, like most other rollin films is more about atmosphere and dream like imagery and feels like sitting through someones nightmare. In this sense lips of blood this is no different, though rollin does attempt to insert some commentary on film and perhaps a few autobigraphical touches to the preceedings.
If you dislike jean rollin films, don't bother with this, as its not a film to change any minds about his work. Rollin is like the cinematic equivalent of marmite, your either going to love his work or hate it. For me, i've been enjoying his work a lot more as I get older, and the use of many attractive naked girls certainly adds appeal, but many will probably find his work far too obtuse to really enjoy.
As for the disc, well its a Region free blu-ray. Totally uncut and sits up there with midnight legacy's alien 2 and the Fernando di leo criome collection from raro as textbook examples of how cult movies should be presented. Theres scant extras aside from some interviews and an intro from the late rollin himself but we also get a fantastic booklet from Tim lucas that is well worth a read.
Overall, if you like rollin's movies you will DEFINATELY want to get this blu-ray for the gorgeous transfer alone, if rollins not your cup of tea then save your cash.
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