La Rose de Fer
|La Rose de Fer|
|Directed by||Jean Rollin|
|Produced by||Sam Selsky|
|Written by||Jean Rollin
|Music by||Pierre Raph|
|Edited by||Michel Patient|
|Distributed by||Les Films ABC|
|Release dates||12 April 1973|
|Running time||86 mins|
La Rose de Fer (English title: The Iron Rose) is a 1972 film directed by Jean Rollin, it is his first film not to feature vampires, a theme for which he is best known. It still features all the dream-like qualities associated with his films.
A woman and man who met at a wedding reception decide to go on a date. He meets her at a railway station and they go for a picnic and a bike ride. They come to the outside of a cemetery and decide to go in.
Once inside the huge cemetery, the woman becomes frightened. He calms her and persuades her to enter a crypt with him. A strange man watches the couple. The man and woman make love in the crypt. A clown places some flowers on a nearby grave and leaves. An old woman closes the cemetery gates.
When the couple finally exit the crypt, night has fallen and they cannot find their way to the exit. They begin to panic. They discover a small building; inside are several child-sized coffins with small skeletons inside. The woman becomes hysterical, and exhibits bizarre behaviour and radical personality changes. She locks her lover in the crypt and he suffocates. Dawn finds the woman dancing around the cemetery, and later she re-enters the crypt. The old woman reopens the cemetery gates. Finding the crypt open, she seals the door and puts flowers on top of it.
La Rose de Fer was released in France as part of the Jean Rollin collection
La Rose de Fer was released in the US on 25 September 2007 by Redemption with its original aspect ratio of 1.62:1, its special features include: the short film Les Pays Loins, Les Pays Loins stills gallery, stills gallery, other redemption trailers and Blood and Dishonour book teaser.
Released on 20 January 2005 on region 2 Europe by X-Rated Kult DVD, with its original aspect ratio of 1.62:1 and the special features include: French trailer (with English title), German trailer and stills gallery.
Released in the UK on 28 March 2005 by Redemption with its original aspect ratio of 1.62:1 and the special features include: stills gallery, publicity, video art, filmography, Jean Rollin interview and other redemption trailers.
"La Rose de Fer" was released in 2012 by Kino Lorber in a five Blu-ray collection, along with Fascination, La Vampire Nue, Le Frisson des Vampires, and Lèvres de Sang. 5 other Blu-rays were released later that year.