Rent Vampyros Lesbos (1970)

2.8 of 5 from 68 ratings
1h 26min
Rent Vampyros Lesbos (aka Das Mal des Vampirs) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Jess Franco's masterpiece horrotica stars the beguiling Soledad Mironda as the sexy vamp, Countess Nadine. When Linda Westinghouse pays a visit to the Countess on her island, she soon falls prey to the seductive charms of her demonic host. Can she escape the clutches of this blood-sucking vixen? Sleazy and surreal, the film is equally famed tor its' psychedelic soundtrack, one which has been elevated to cult status.
Actors:
, , , , Heidrun Kussin, , Michael Berling, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Artur Brauner
Writers:
Jaime Chávarri, Jesús Franco, Anne Settimó, Bram Stoker
Aka:
Das Mal des Vampirs
Studio:
Second Sight Films
Genres:
Classics, Horror
Countries:
Germany, Classics, Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/12/2000
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
German, Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/11/2015
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Vampyros Jesus - Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • Sublime Soledad - Interview with Soledad Miranda historian Amy Brown
  • Stephen Thrower on Vampyros Lesbos - Interview with the author of 'Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jess Franco'
  • 'Jess Is Yoda' Clip
  • Alternate German Opening Title Sequence - 'Dracula's Heiress'
  • German Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Vampyros Lesbos

Spoilers follow ... - Vampyros Lesbos review by NP

Spoiler Alert
26/08/2016

The title of this says it all, and the fact it is directed by prolific Spanish Director Jess Franco lets the audience know exactly what it is in for. Soledad Miranda’s mesmerising Countess Nadine Carody is a powerfully erotic force of nature, and she has set her sights on American Linda (Ewa Strömberg). Catching Linda’s attention during an erotic dance display at a local club, she then haunts her through dreams. It is a convincing dream-like entrapment, made more so by the beautiful and well-directed Turkish locations. Of all the Jess Franco films I’ve seen, this is his most effectively directed – there is less reliance on endless zooms in and out of the action than usual, and the legendary psychedelic music score, especially with its occasional weirdly distorted vocals, adds to the delirious atmosphere.

Swirling red lined stairways, sun drenched castles and ornate buildings are all filmed beautifully, and yet as always with Franco, the storyline meanders into the inconsequential. Only when Dennis Price’s Doctor Seward has a stand-off with Carody is a real kind of tension invoked (Price, who was nearing the end of his life by this time, looks healthier than he does in other films he made during this period).

Whilst this never descends into an endless parade of soft-core ‘action’ like ‘Female Vampire (1973)’ and there is actually an element of supernatural horror here, things tend to drag, especially in the middle portion of the film. And yet ultimately, this is my favourite Franco film (so far). The wraith-like presence of the sensuous Miranda combined with the more tangible acting chops of people like Dennis Price lends a definite nobility to the trance-like, vaguely erotic horror.

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