Thursday, June 29, 2017
getting to interview the amazing Françoise Pascal, the star of my favorite Rollin film The Iron Rose, for Fascination: The Jean Rollin Experience just over 7 years ago so I am very excited to announce that I recently had the chance to interview Françoise again for a follow-up chat for my print only publication Art Decades. This new interview with Françoise focuses on a number of topics including her thoughts seeing Rollin for a final time, more on The Iron Rose, her autobiography, recent work, future plans and more. This 13th issue of Art Decades also includes an exclusive sneak preview of Spectacular Optical's book on Rollin Lost Girls featuring a number of contributor interviews and an excerpt. The issue will be available to order via Amazon and eBay in July and I will be unveiling our special Francoise Pascal cover here very soon. In the meantime, head over to Francoise's official site for more information on her and her remarkable career.
Monday, May 15, 2017
I recently had the honor of being interviewed by editor, film historian and writer Marcelline Block about the career and films of Jean Rollin and that chat can now be read over at Electric Sheep.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Diabolique's excellent podcast Daughters of Darkness has just released a terrific chat focused on 3 films by Jean Rollin. Inspired by Tohill and Tombs' incredibly influential Immoral Tales, hosts Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger focus specifically on The Nude Vampire, Fascination and Living Dead Girl on this 105 minute podcast. Like all of the Daughters of Darkness episodes, this talk is an essential listen for genre and cult-film fans in general. It is highly recommended.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Indiegogo campaign for Spectacular Optical's upcoming book Lost Girls: The Cinema of Jean Rollin is now live and taking donations. Head over to the campaign to see samples from the book and read about the exciting 'perks' that are being offered to contributors. Be sure to donate if you can and please help spread the word via social media and your own sites. Here is a preview of the book, featuring editor Samm Deighan, that Spectacular Optical have just released.
Friday, April 14, 2017
The Omega Productions is preparing to release the world premiere of Daniel J. White's soundtrack for Jean Rollin's Zombie Lake.
From the press release the CD, which will be limited to just 500 copies, "will be remastered for the first time ever, with the help of Daniel Lesoeur, producer of the film and director of Eurociné. It will contain 22 (+ bonus) tracks, included sound design (the "bird's song") and quotes". While the film itself remains, arguably, the absolute lowpoint in Rollin's filmmaking career, this soundtrack is a very welcome release and the early shots of the accompanying booklet look wonderful. For ordering information on this release, please visit this page.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare has written a new piece on Jean Rollin entitled "Dreaming Revolt: Jean Rollin and the French Fantastique in the Context of May 1968" for the new Intellect book International Horror Film Directors: Global Fear.
The book, containing this valuable piece of writing on Rollin, can be ordered at Intellect's official British site, its American counterpart The University of Chicago Press, Amazon, or any of your favorite booksellers.
Congratulations to Mario for getting this fine piece published!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Kier-La Janisse's acclaimed Canadian publishing company Spectacular Optical will be releasing the much anticipated book Lost Girls: The Cinema of Jean Rollin later this year.
Edited by the fantastic Samm Deighan, this new book on Rollin's work promises to be among the most ambitious ever released and has the distinction of being created and penned by an all-woman panel of critics, historians and scholars. From the press release, contributors include Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (Senses of Cinema), Kat Ellinger (Diabolique), Virginie Selavy (Electric Sheep), Alison Nastasi (Satanic Panic), Marcelline Block (Art Decades), Rebecca Booth (Diabolique), Michelle Alexander (Cinemadrome), Lisa Cunningham (The Laughing Dead), Heather Drain (Dangerous Minds), Erin Miskell (That's Not Current) and Gianna D’Emilio (Diabolique).