Originally released in 1997, Two Orphan Vampires (Les Deux orphelines vampires) finds Jean Rollin, the master of the fantastique, returning to the vampire genre with which he had made his name.
By day, blind orphans Henriette and Louise seem to be the picture of innocence. But when darkness falls, their sight returns, and they wander the streets of Paris, encountering the city's strange nocturnal denizens, and leaving a trail of corpses in their quest for fresh blood.
Featuring startling performances from novice leads Alexandre Pic and Isabelle Teboul, alongside Tina Aumont (Modesty Blaise) and Rollin regulars Nathalie Perrey (The Shiver of the Vampires) and Brigitte Lahaie (Fascination), Two Orphan Vampires is a beautiful and melancholy summation of Rollin's unique and arresting style.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION from the internegative by Powerhouse Films
- Original French and English mono soundtracks
- Audio commentary with critics and authors David Flint and Adrian J Smith (2023)
- Memories of a Blue World (2023): updated documentary on the making of Two Orphan Vampires by Rollin's personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with actor Isabelle Teboul, assistant director Jean-Noël Delamarre, composer Philippe D'Aram, and others
- Jean Rollin on 'Two Orphan Vampires' (2002): extensive, newly edited archival interview with the filmmaker exploring the themes of Two Orphan Vampires and his wider oeuvre
- Interview with Alexandra Pic (2002): newly edited archival interview with the actor
- Interview with Isabelle Teboul (2002): newly edited archival interview with the actor
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
- New and improved English translation subtitles for the French soundtrack
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Patricia MacCormack, archival introduction by Jean Rollin, archival production report by Peter Blumenstock, archival interview with Brigitte Lahaie, an extract from Rollin's source novel, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits