Jean Rollins classic The Demoniacs to get 4K release

Powerhouse with another stunning release

James Whittington
Sunday, January 28, 2024

The Demoniacs (Les Démoniaques) sees director Jean Rollin eschew his regular subject of vampirism for a brutal nautical tale of ritual horror and supernatural vengeance. Thanks to Powerhouse the movie is to have a special 4K release in April.

A gang of ruthless pirates, known as ‘the wreckers’, rape two survivors of a shipwreck. The women, now mute, are guided by a mysterious clown to a ruined castle, where they receive magical powers with which to exact their revenge on the gang.

Starring Joëlle Coeur (Schoolgirl Hitchhikers), John Rico (Blood Orgy of the She-Devils), Willy Braque (Lips of Blood), and Mireille Dargent (The Iron Rose), The Demoniacs is one of its director’s most shocking and violent tales of the fantastique.


Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films

4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)

Three presentations of the film: the original theatrical version; the longer, explicit export version; and Curse of the Living Dead, the alternative English-language cut

Original mono audio

Audio commentary with film expert Tim Lucas (2024)

Selected scenes commentary with Jean Rollin (2005)

Jean Rollin Introduces ‘The Demoniacs’ (1998)

One of the Demoniacs (2024): new presentation of an interview with regular Rollin collaborator Jean-Pierre Bouyxou

Newly edited archival interview with actor Willy Braque (2024)

Critical appreciation by author and musician Stephen Thrower (2024)

Outtake footage

Original theatrical trailer

Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes

New and improved English translation subtitles

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for Curse of the Living Dead

Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, an archival piece on the making of the film by Jean Rollin, an archival interview with Rollin, an archival interview with actor Monica Swinn, 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