Vampire Lovers, The R CC

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A peaceful hamlet in 18th-century Eastern Europe... A female vampire with lesbian tendencies ravages the townsfolk, who, years earlier, killed off her fellow vampires. Adapted from J. Sheridan LeFanu's "Carmilla". In HD.

Starring:
Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Roy Ward Baker
Starring Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel
Supporting actors Madeline Smith, Peter Cushing, George Cole, Dawn Addams, Kate O'Mara, Douglas Wilmer, Jon Finch, Ferdy Mayne, Kirsten Lindholm, John Forbes-Robertson, Shelagh Wilcocks, Harvey Hall, Janet Key, Charles Farrell, Graham James, Tom Browne, Joanna Shelley, Olga James
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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By Neal on April 12, 2015
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Sure, it's dated and maybe sometimes a little clunky (the first five minutes are almost for laughing at), but if you give it a chance Vampire Lovers has that Hammer Studios feel to it, the costumes and atmosphere, just as the story here is reasonably faithful to La Fanu's Carmilla, which precedes Bram Stoker's Dracula by some 26 years. Ingrid Pitt's Carmilla is even allowed some small bit of character development that was unusual for Hammer back then. There's also the 1970's cinema type nude scenes that are tasteful & teasing and just not what anybody sees much anymore in a horror film. Hot, but also very cool. No body doubles either, for that matter, which at this remove almost seems kind of quaint really. People who have a collector's feeling for movies like this should check out the version of Carmilla that was made very recently on location in Hungary, Angels of Darkness, which is really where horror should be headed for the more intelligent crowd who appreciates the genre. Anne Rice's popularity has made a big difference for this kind of film-making. While Angels of Darkness has some obscure moments, on balance it's quite brilliant to my taste, and it's fun to compare it with a fresh viewing of Vampire Lovers. I might buy a copy of both someday.
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By Terry Wert on June 17, 2015
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Okay B- Horror pic.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vincente on December 16, 2014
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an old classic - but it is old
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mary singer on April 2, 2014
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This movie brings to mind the greatest of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals: "Phantom of the Opera" (This movie may or may not have inspired the musical). Many of the movies scenes brought the musical to mind,especially whenever Carmilla was shown. Carmilla is the Phantom of this story: A mysterious being,alone in the world,seeking love,only never to receive it. Emma is her Christine: The one she loves,and will do anything to keep her. However,this is foiled by Carl Ebhart (Hammer's Raoul de Chagny),who rescues Emma at the last minute.

A story which inspired (maybe) the greatest musical of all time. Five stars,all around!
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