Daughters of Darkness
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(Mar 01, 2011)
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International screen icon Delphine Seyrig stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young 'companion' (Goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (French beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide. Co-written and directed by Harry Kumel, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. Blue Underground is proud to present the uncensored Director’s Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker in luscious High Definition and packed with revealing Extras!
'A Stylish Adult Vampire Movie!' --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
'Far And Away The Most Artistic Vampire Shocker In 10 Years!' --The New York Times
'The Most Entertaining Eurotrash Lesbian Vampire Movie Ever Made!' --DVD Verdict
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I bought this DVD after I heard John Karlen plug it at the current Dark Shadows Festivals re-played on You Tube.
A young romantic newlywed couple, Stepan (John Karlen) and Valerie (Danielle Ouimet), are on their way to a honeymoon getaway on a boat cruise, however their train is delayed by another train that has de-railed. Steph decides they should stay at the Kildor Manor in Osten, Belgium. On the sly, he makes sure they miss their boat connection. Since the hotel doesn't get too many guests during the winter months, they are given the suite. They are the only ones in the hotel that is until the Countess Bathory (Delphine Seyrig) enters the manor.
The hotel clerk (Paul Esser) has not seen the Countess since he was a young busboy at that very hotel 40 years ago. She tells him it must have been her mother.
She finds the young newlyweds very intriguing. She invites them to dinner.
Just what does she have in mind?
Also in the cast: Andrea Rau, Fons Rademakers, Georges Jamin, Joris Collet.
Bonus extras include: 2 audio commentaries, Director Harry Kumel and the other with John Karlen and journalist David Del Valle.
Poster & Still Gallery, Theatrical Trailer, Radio Spots.
Movie is brought to you on DVD by Blue Underground. It is a single-disc.
John Karlen is best remembered from the ABC-tv Dark Shadows DVD Collection 1 tv series (1966-71). Although he has done many episodic televison, he was later joined the cast of Cagney & Lacey - Season 1(The Complete First Season) (1981-88).
Delphine Seyrig was also in The Day of the Jackal (1973) and A Doll's House (1973).
She passed away October 15, 1990 from lung cancer at the age of 58.
Paul Esser was in If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Pippi Longstocking -The TV Series (1969), Pippi Longstocking (1969) and Pippi Goes on Board (1969).
He passed in 1988.
Blue Underground's blu ray presentation of this film is terrific. The PQ is excellent and comes with 2 commentaries , interviews with the cast and crew. Worth a blind buy if youre into Erotic Euro horror, one of the better ones IMO !
That said, and this will seem a bit coarse, I like my trash to be trashier than this. When I think "lesbian vampire," I don't think about it being implied. I think about it being a bit more in my face than in my head.
I did like that a bit of the dialogue is in a Rob Zombie song. I had wondered where that sound byte came from. EDIT: The song is Living Dead Girl. "What are you thinking about?" vhttbbb dddbbb "Same thing you are."
A fine film that I will watch again, I was just surprised at how tame it was.
EDIT: I finally got around to watching The Blood Spattered Bride that came as a bonus disc in the same packaging. I am amazed, but I liked it far better than Daughters. BSB is down right creepy. At no point was Daughters frightening, but BSB? I'll watch it again (and I think my wife may like it) before I watch Daughters.