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Writers:
Jeremy Paul (screenplay)
Alexander Paal (story) ...
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Release Date:
11 October 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Another Great Production of Hammer See more (53 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
Jeremy Paul (screenplay)

Alexander Paal (story) and
Peter Sasdy (story)

Gabriel Ronay (based on an idea by)

Valentine Penrose  book "The Bloody Countess" (uncredited)

Produced by
Alexander Paal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Robertson  (as Harry Robinson)
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Talbot (director of photography) (as Ken Talbot)
 
Film Editing by
Henry Richardson 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Harrison 
 
Costume Design by
Raymond Hughes 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia McDermott .... hairdressing supervisor (as Pat McDermot)
Tom Smith .... make-up supervisor
 
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Tim Hutchinson .... set designer (uncredited)
Tim Wake .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Terry Poulton .... sound recordist
Alban Streeter .... sound editor (as Al Streeter)
Kevin Sutton .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bert Luxford .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator (as Ken Withers)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe master
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Mia Nadasi .... choreographer (as Mia Nardi)
 
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93 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1990) | Germany:18 (DVD release) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (1973) | Norway:16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (DVD release) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG (Approved No. 22673)

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Ingrid Pitt replaced Diana Rigg who turned the role down.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Referenced in Bloodmyth (2006)See more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another Great Production of Hammer, 29 July 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 helped by her servant Julie Sentash (Patience Collier) and her former lover, Capt. Dobi the Castle Steward (Nigel Green). When she meets the young Lt. Imre Toth (Sandor Elès), she pretends to be her daughter Ilona to marry him, for the despair of Dobi. But when Illona returns home to visit her mother, Julie that was her former nanny has to decide what to do to protect her.

"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 inappropriate 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 of a fresh young woman, and also a 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")

Note: On 26 August 2014, I saw this movie again.

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