ⓘ Les Démoniaques

                                     

ⓘ Les Demoniaques

Les Demoniaques is a 1974 erotic thriller horror film directed by Jean Rollin, about a group of shipwrecked sailors who rape two young women, who re-emerge and make a pact with the devil to get their revenge.

                                     

1. Plot

At the end of the 19th century, on the north European coasts, live three shipwreckers simply nicknamed the "wreckers".

The Captain is their leader, followed by Le Bosco, Paul and the beautiful but perverted Tina.

When two young women accidentally stumble upon these wreckers, they brutally and violently rape them. The next day, the Captain thinks that he is going insane when he sees the womens dead bodies. He wrecks a tavern and gets into a fight with Le Bosco. The Captain, Tina, Le Bosco and Paul go back to the wreck to kill the women, who manage to escape. Wandering around, the women come across a clown who looks after them. The women are unable to speak, but a man tells them he can help them. They communicate via a drawing and the man realises that they want revenge. The women are the only ones who can free the devil from being imprisoned in the ruins of an old castle; by making love to each of them, he will give them the power to get their revenge. The women, now the "demoniaques", return for their revenge. At the beach, they are again attacked by the Captain and Le Bosco, who tie them to the wreck. The Captain goes mad and kills Tina and Le Bosco. He realises that what he has done is wrong, but is unable to save them, and the tide comes in and they all drown.

                                     

2. Cast

  • Burr Jerger as Satanist Priest on the Beach uncredited
  • Joelle Coeur as Tina
  • Ben Zimet as The Exorcist
  • Jio Berk as Sailor uncredited
  • Mireille Dargent as The Clown
  • Monica Swinn as Girl in Tavern credited as Monika
  • Gilbert Schnarbach as Sailor in Tavern
  • Yann as Sailor
  • Lieva Lone as Demoniac
  • Veronique Fanis as Girl in Tavern
  • Anne Wattican as Girl in Tavern credited as Anne Watticant
  • Patricia Hermenier as Demoniac
  • Jean-Pierre Bouyxou as Sailor in Tavern
  • Miletic Zivomir as The Devil
  • Willy Braque as Le Bosco
  • Sylvio Dieu as Sailor
  • Isabelle Copejans as The Barmaid
  • Jacqueline Priest as Girl in Tavern
  • Raphael Marongiu as Sailor with the Dracula puppet credited as Raphale G. Marongiu
  • Paul Bisciglia as Paul
  • Louise Dhour as Louise
  • Jean-Jacques Renon as Travestite uncredited
  • John Rico as The Captain
  • Yves Colignon as The Barmaids Lover
                                     

3. Home media

Les Demoniaques was released on DVD in the US on 21 September 1999 by Image Entertainment, with an aspect ratio of 1.64:1.

It was released in the UK on 27 September 2004 by Redemption Films with an aspect ratio of 1.64:1 and special features including the theatrical trailer, a stills gallery and a Rollin filmography.

It was released in Europe on 30 August 2005 by Encore as part of a three-disc set with a new aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and special features including selected scenes with commentary in English, an interview with Braque, the short film Les Pays Loins, deleted scenes and a slide show.

                                     
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