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After the success of his Fantomas films, French director Louis Feuillade attempted to create the ultimate espionage serial, a ten-episode, seven-hour epic called Les Vampires.
Edouard Mathe stars as Philippe Guerande, a crime-fighting journalist who attempts to penetrate the international ring of thieves known as The Vampires. Among the most fascinating of these sophisticated thieves and assassins is Irma Vep (Musidora), a black-clad seductress whose name is an anagram for ''vampre'' and who endures today as an icon of European cinema.
At times gruesome, fantastic, and romantic, Les Vampires was a spectacular accomplishment that influenced filmmakers for generations. This Kino Classics edition is authorized by the Gaumont Studios, and was mastered in HD from 35mm film elements restored by the Cinematheque Francaise, and is accompanied by a new musical score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Still slogging my way through. Be mindful it's about 7 hours of silent film, but worth a look only because it was filmed during WWI in France. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Ernest A. Finocchio
Don't believe the hype. This is nothing but a very early (and very primitive - it's mostly very static shots, was filmed with a few ideas rather than a script, and on a very... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ingles
KINO is the masters that bring cinema to Blu-ray. There line of silent films on blu-ray is amazing and utterly flooring at the art form and craftmanship they put into there... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Movie/Book Nerd
Louis Feuillade's1915 serial "Les Vampires" is a Must-See for thriller fans - this is where the genre was invented! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rashid Patch
This review is of the Kino Blu-ray edition.
This two disc set contains ten films varying in length from 15 to 60 minutes. Read more
So says Oscar Mazamette, one of the three principal characters in Louis Feuillade's LES VAMPIRES and it sums up the plot concisely but hardly scratches the surface of the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chip Kaufmann
I bought this simply on a whim-and was greatly rewarded. Silent classic series of a group of thieves, murderers, and just generally evil-doers on the take-led by Irma Vep... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jeffrey A Simpson