The Music Box Theatre in Chicago just announced it’s next bunch of titles for their weekend midnight screenings and there were a few that caught my attention. They will be screening 3 different films from French director Jean Rollin! Now, I admit that I’m not a huge fan of all of his movies, he has made some that I do think are amazing. One of those films, Fascination (1979), is one of the three being screened, on March 30th & 31st! The other two films are Lips of Blood (1975), showing Mar. 2nd & 3rd, and The Iron Rose, showing Mar. 9th & 10th.
Are you a fan of lesbian vampires? Especially when they are of French persuasion? Then you must be a fan of the films of Jean Rollin. And if you are, then you might want to add this little volume to your Need to Read list.
The wonderful folks at Headpress are releasing a new book by David Hinds called Fascination: The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin. This 268 page book covers Rollin the man, as well as his films. The first part of the book is filled with essays on him and his work, while the second half covers all of his films, including his work in the adult industry, as well as incluidng an interview with Rollin.
It is available in both paperback and hardcover editions, though the later is only available through Headpress’ website (Click HERE). The price for the hardcovers are approx. $38 and the softcovers are a little over $20.
Rollin is a director that more people need to know about and I think this book will be a great step in that direction.