Release date: October 23, 2023 Purchase links:Powerhouse Films - Amazon UK - HMV - Zavvi Price: £24.99 (Powerhouse - HMV - Zavvi) - £25 (Amazon) Notes: Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US
Jealousy, vengeance, obsession, cannibalism, and blood-drinking collide in Fascination, director Jean Rollin’s decadent fantasy of sex and death.
When a thief holes up in a remote château, taking two beautiful chambermaids hostage, the arrival of his accomplices and the château’s aristocratic owners leads to an orgy of violence and ritualistic bloodletting.
With its standout performance from Brigitte Lahaie (The Night of the Hunted), as the scythe-wielding Eva, and an evocative score from Philippe D’Aram (The Living Dead Girl), Fascination is one of the purest expressions of Rollin’s unique fantastique aesthetic.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES:
New 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original French mono soundtrack
Audio commentary with Sylvia Kristel: From ‘Emmanuelle’ to Chabrol author Jeremy Richey (2023)
Jean Rollin Introduces ‘Fascination’ (1998): filmed appraisal
Rituals (2023): updated documentary on the making of Fascination by Rollin’s personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, including interviews with key collaborators Natalie Perrey and Brigitte Lahaie
The Music of ‘Fascination’ (2023): new presentation of an interview with composer Philippe D’Aram
Newly edited archival interview with assistant director Natalie Perrey (2023)
Critical appreciation by the author and film historian Virginie Sélavy (2023)
Alternative sequences: two extended sex scenes
Original theatrical trailer
Image galleries: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
Virgins and Vampires (1999): documentary on Rollin, produced and directed by Andy Starke and Pete Tombs, featuring contributions from actors Monica Swinn and Brigitte Lahaie, Nigel Wingrove of Redemption Films, and Rollin
New and improved English translation subtitles
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Vanessa Morgan, an archival introduction by Jean Rollin, a previously untranslated archival interview with Rollin, an archival interview with actor Fanny Magier, critic Daniel Bird on the film’s soundtrack, and full film credits
World premiere on 4K UHD
Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US