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Blood and Roses (1960)

Et mourir de plaisir (original title)
A lonely and bitter young heiress - jealous of her cousin's engagement to another woman - becomes dangerously obsessed with legends surrounding a vampire ancestor, who supposedly murdered the young brides of the man she loved.

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Leopoldo De Karnstein
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Carmilla (as Annette Vadim)
Alberto Bonucci ...
Carlo Ruggieri
René-Jean Chauffard ...
Dr. Verari (as R.J. Chauffard)
Gabriella Farinon ...
Lisa (as Gaby Farinon)
Serge Marquand ...
Giuseppe
Edith Peters ...
The Cook (as Edith Arlene Peters Catalano)
Nathalie Lafaurie ...
Marie (as Nathalie LaFaurie)
Carmilla Stroyberg ...
Martha (as Camilla Stroyberg)
Marc Allégret ...
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Storyline

Young Carmilla is jealous of her friend's engagement, and her obsession leads her to the tomb of a female vampire. The vampire possesses her and leads her to kill and terrorise the inhabitants of the estate. But is it all in her mind, or is she really under the control of an ancient vampire ancestor? Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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14 September 1960 (France)  »

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Blood and Roses  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lee was originally considered for the role of Count Karnestein, (probably as to make the film marketable for fans of his Hammer vampire films) but the part eventually went to his friend Mel Ferrer. See more »

Goofs

In three shots from the same scene, the bloodstain on Carmilla's dress moves from the right to the left side, then back to the right side again. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) See more »

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this is one of the best vampire movie I'd ever seen.
12 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is beautiful and poetic. If you see this movie on English dialogue, you must see French version. English version has terrible narration. And this movie filmed in TECHNIRAMA, you must see this on letter box. If you don't, you have seen nothing yet.


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