082 LOVERS OF THE VAMPIRE (1960) rare Renato Polselli uncut!
Uncut (85 Min) International English Subtitled Version
Italian Title: L'AMANTE DEL VAMPIRO [The Lovers of the Vampire] also known as VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA
starring: Helen Remy · Tina Gloriani · Walter Brandi · Isarco Ravaioli
· Gino Turini (as John Turner)
troupe of sultry dancers find themselves terrorized by a vampire and
his countess in a sinister, old castle. This is (arguably) the first
contemporary Italian horror movie, shot a few months prior to Mario
OF SATAN. But the film is NOT a typical
vampire movie. This is a Renato Polselli production, which means
it is surreal, erotic, cockeyed yet gloriously gothic. The dancers are
strikingly beautiful (watch for a young Femi Benusi in the troupe) and
Polselli's B&W atmosphere is picture-perfect.
is the companion film to Polselli's VAMPIRE
OF THE OPERA. Renato Polselli directed 22 films during Italy’s
golden Grindhouse period, he also wrote considerably more - mostly Spaghetti
Westerns (e.g. DJANGO
KILLS SOFTLY) - under the Leonide Preston alias. Most of his
own films were signed as ‘Ralph Brown’ and he is best
known for DELIRIO
CALDO (DELIRIUM) (1972), TRUTH
ACCORDING TO SATAN (1972) and BLACK
MAGIC RITES AND SECRET ORGIES OF 14th CENTURY (1974). His films
are distinctive for numerous reasons: they always contain a heady blend
of horror and eroticism, concentrate on pagan philosophies and include
many perverse scenes of S&M sado-sex. Mr Polselli would die of natural
causes at age 84 in October of 2006.
Italian Film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (85
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
original theatrical trailer.
Recommended For Adult Audiences