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The Iron Rose (Blu-ray Disc, 2012)
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Cult director Jean Rollin's most unusual and haunting film was this poetic tale of two young lovers (Francoise Pascal, Hugues Quester) lost in a cemetery overnight. With only ...Read more
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The Iron Rose (Blu-ray Disc, 2012)
The Iron Rose is actually fairly restrained.
It's a fairly simple story of a young couple who get locked in a cemetary at night, and the rapid disintegration of their re...Read more

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Cult director Jean Rollin's most unusual and haunting film was this poetic tale of two young lovers (Francoise Pascal, Hugues Quester) lost in a cemetery overnight. With only one set, two characters, and a hallucinatory style which could provoke unintentional laughter in some audiences, the film was a commercial disaster. Quester was so embarrassed that he had his name taken off the credits, where he is now listed as Pierre Dupont. Still, as time passed and audiences grew more sophisticated, the film's uniquely peculiar atmospherics have gained it a cult following, and some even consider it on a par with the original Carnival of Souls as among the simplest and creepiest of macabre films. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Film Country: France
  • UPC: 738329086329

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Genre:Horror/Suspense
Format:Blu-ray Disc

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Director:Jean Rollin
Leading Role:Hugues Quester, Francoise Pascal
eBay Product ID: EPID112040667

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The Iron Rose (Blu-ray Disc, 2012)

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The Iron Rose is actually fairly restrained.
It's a fairly simple story of a young couple who get locked in a cemetary at night, and the rapid disintegration of their relationship and sanity. The girl (neither character is given a name in the film) is affected the most, as she begins to embrace the death and decay surrounding them, to the point of even talking to corpses beneath their feet. In the wrong hands, such scenes might have decended into camp, but Rollin gets a bravura performance out of Francoise Pascal. She takes the girl from kittenish flirt to screaming lunatic in a matter of minutes.


As with most any foreign "art" movies, one can look for something beneath the surface if one enjoys that type of celluloid psychoanalysis. The girl, for example, may be taking on her shocking new hobby out of disappointment in her would-be lover (who unfortunately resembles the French love child of Rob Lowe and Eric McCormack). If that sounds far-fetched, consider this exchange early in the film: As the pair settle in for a picnic beside a tombstone, the boy accidentally knocks over an iron cross marker.

If you've heard about Rollin and wanted to give him a try. I'd actually suggest you start with Shiver of the Vampires or his most popular movie Fascination. But if you like atmosphere and suggestive horror, The Iron Rose is a good choice as well.
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