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Countess Dracula / The Vampire Lovers (Midnite Movies Double Feature)
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- Countess Dracula: 1.66 letterbox
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"Countess Dracula" is also a good Hammer Film. It is loosely based on the legendary Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory. It is less explicit both in terms of violence and nudity. It could easily carry a PG-13 rating today. It's worth seeing for some great supporting actors including a very young Leslie Ann-Down. The sets are very lavish for Hammer standards since they were left over from "Anne of a Thousand Days".
The DVD features some very interesting commentaries by directors and scrrenwriters. I'm usually bored by these commentaries, but I wasn't by the ones here.
This DVD is a true Hammer lover's dream and for such a low price!!!!!! Thank you, MGM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Countess Dracula is not really about a vampire, but a retelling of Countess Bathory and the legend that she killed virgins so that she could bathe in their blood. In this story, the Countess accidently discovers the rejuvenating powers of blood. As she switches between crone and beauty, she must deal with court intrigue, lovers, suspicions and loyalty. Although the box claims this movie is rated PG, there is plenty of nudity.
The Vampire Lovers is a retelling of Sheridan Le Fanu's classic lesbian vampire tale Carmilla. Ingrid Pitt plays a vampire who keeps getting invited to stay at estates where she can prey on young daughters. Nicely told but with a few gaps in the story. We find out Carmilla's origin but who are her mother and the gentleman in black? Other than these two lapses, the rest of the story is beautifully done and I loved seeing how modern science slowly step out of the way of the occult.
Two nicely-done thrillers with beautiful sets and costumes (these are Hammer films after all) as well as decent casting. Good viewing fare for vampire film fans.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great flick. Brings back the old late nite memories as a Kid. Love that Ingrid Pitt, what a hottie back then.Published 3 months ago by COMBAT 2
Two smashing movies from our lovely late friend Ingrid Pitt. She always worked her socks off (literally as well as figureatively!) to put in an unearthly performance. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Hattie Shepherd
If you are an Ingrid Pitt fan you'll love this double feature if not you'll become one. Vampire Lovers is a tale of sex, seduction and ultimately death. Read morePublished on December 26, 2013 by A. J. Esposito
Wanted old fashioned vampire movies but didn't realize I was going to get vampire movies that had nudity to them and in one of them was more or less a lesbian vampire. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Sharon
There is a certain degree of eroticism to any vampire movie, but in the case of both Countess Dracula and The Vampire Lovers, it was a tad overused. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by David C. McMunn