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Countess Dracula (1971)

 -  Horror  -  11 October 1972 (USA)
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In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start ... See full summary »

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In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess - pretending to be her own daughter - starts dallying with a younger man, much to Dobi's annoyance. The disappearances cause mounting terror locally, and when she finds out that only the blood of a virgin does the job, Dobi is sent out again with a more difficult task. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Ingrid Pitt's voice was dubbed. Supposedly, she was so furious at director Peter Sasdy that she vowed never to speak to him again. See more »

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When the young boys in the forest discover the body of the girl, they run way and holler for help. In the next shot, the girl is breathing. See more »

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Another Great Production of Hammer
29 July 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The old and evil Countess Elisabeth Nodosheen (Ingrid Pitt) uses blood sacrifice to bath with the blood of virgin women and restore her beauty and youth. She pretends to be her daughter Ilona and marry the young Lt. Imre Toth (Sandor Elès), for the despair of her former lover, Capt. Dobi the Castle Steward (Nigel Green).

"Countess Dracula" is another great production of Hammer, my favorite studio of horror movies when I was a teenager. In accordance with the information on the DVD and IMDb, this story is based on the Hungarian Countess Erzsebet, who killed many virgin women and bathed with their blood. This film is not a vampire or a frightening movie, as an unaware viewer may be induced based on its title. Indeed it is a dramatic and theatrical horror story, very well constructed and supported by a great cast, highlighting Ingrid Pitt in a double role as a fresh young woman, and also as an very bitter and evil old woman. The camera is excellent in the scenes when Countess Elisabeth becomes old again. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Condessa Drácula" ("The Countess Dracula")


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