Franco's Sexadelic Horror Classic
On a remote island, beautiful bloodsucker Countess
Nadine (scream siren Soledad Miranda)
lures unwary victims with her seductive nightclub act and
sets her sights on silky blonde Linda (Ewa
Stroemberg), initiating her into the realm of love
beyond the grave. After their first carnal encounter, Linda
wanders the beach in a daze and falls under the care of Dr.
Seward (Dennis Price), who's
intent on using Nadine to become a vampire himself.
Complete with wild visuals, girl-on-girl seductions,
and one of the greatest pop-language scores to ever assault
listeners' ears, this cult classic from maverick director
Franco (Venus In Furs,
The Awful Dr. Orlof) is now
available in a beautifully restored, digitally remastered
edition sure to keep you under its tantalizing spell."
- from DVD
Vampyros Lesbos is what Franco's all about.
Not the one movie, but the style of it. The dreamlike atmosphere,
the slow pace, shooting technique and one of Franco's best
classic "erotic theatrical act" that he has in so
many of his movies. The plot is paper-thin as often before,
but again, that doesn't really matter at all. Plot is not
what this is about. The weird and fantastic soundtrack also
has to be mentioned. The acting is mostly quite good (with
a few exceptions) and Soledad
Miranda (RIP) does a haunting performance
as the Countess. As he often does, Franco himself has a part
in it, and a pretty interesting one at that. There's not much
more to say really. I rate this as one of his best, only beaten
by one of his in many ways similar pieces: Succubus.
This erotic Dracula adaptation really is
a surreal experience from beginning to end and is a must see
for all fans of Franco!
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "Vampyros Lesbos" uncut at:
Pacific or VideoUniverse