Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Killing Car
Director: Jean Rollin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
KILLING CAR is one of Jean Rollin's most unusual films and is a real departure from the vampire theme for which he is best known, though it still maintains Rollin's signature mix of mysterious femmes fatales and female fle... more »
Another Jean Rollin masterpiece! Smile!:-)
L. Gay | , WICHITA,KANSAS | 01/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great film among the best of some of Mr.Rollin's! It is more or less a comeback to the horror/exploitive/beautiful women actor movies that he loved to make, before the pornography/graphic sexuality revolution, changed the face of French cinema. I would suggest that you would watch this film, for some of his tale-tale and takes on the time during he shot this, as this film for such a low-budget type, is really a great expressive movie, but done so stylishly[as the French can do with with their version and interpretation of!], the film actually comes out as "Noir" and the French integration of many more of the "ethnics" that do live in, and contribute greatly to France, but hardly get any recognition of, do make this film more unusual, of this and the type of cinematography, that France and Europe does put out. The film starts out with twist on the formula of revenge/mysterious killer, and as it progresses you can see the stylish ways, it takes twists and some turns and ending that is a bit surprising as to the heroine/anti-heroine in the film. It starts out like a common revenge film, only to end up something more then art and viewer interpretations on the whole film and ending. The film is much more easy to view, and a more cognizant story line and actual logic to the movie, then say Jess Franco's exploitive films!
It does show with some class[thought definitely low-budget looking!] what can be done with some thought and ingenuity and vision, which Mr. Rollin seems to have in abundance! I especially did like the interviews and stars in some of Jean's films on this DVD! As for this film in his collection, i would give it a 4-5 stars, as it is not too lurid with nudity and disconnected/disorganized story line as some of his other films i have seen can be...but a true original idea and with such a multi-faceted cast! I really like this type of "Revenge Noir", but my only disappointment to this film, as it is too dark in places, and why does even France, look always so gloomy and drab in so many of his films, even when there is sufficient lighting?
I do hope this small , rambling review helps others with the decision to purchase or even rent this film, as it will find itself on my shelve and for review many times to come!"