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Jesús Franco (screenplay)
Jaime Chávarri (screenplay)
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15 July 1971 (West Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Soledad Miranda ... Countess Nadine Carody (as Susann Korda)

Dennis Price ... Dr. Alwin Seward
Paul Muller ... Dr. Steiner
Ewa Strömberg ... Linda Westinghouse (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Heidrun Kussin ... Agra
José Martínez Blanco ... Morpho (as J. Martinez Blanco)
Michael Berling ... Dr. Seward's Assistant
Andrea Montchal ... Omar (as Viktor Feldmann)

Jesús Franco ... Memmet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beni Cardoso ... Dead Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Franco Manera)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jaime Chávarri  screenplay
Jaime Chávarri  story
Jesús Franco  screenplay (as Franco Manera)
Anne Settimó  screenplay
Bram Stoker  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Artur Brauner .... producer
Karl Heinz Mannchen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as David Khune)
Manfred Hübler  (as Manfred Hubler)
Sigi Schwab  (as Siegfried Schwab)
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino 
Film Editing by
Clarissa Ambach 
Makeup Department
Jesús Franco .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Rudolf Hertzog .... production manager (as Rudolph Hertzog Jr.)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicole Guettard .... assistant director (uncredited)
Editorial Department
María Luisa Soriano .... editor: Spanish version
Other crew
Nicole Guettard .... script supervisor (as Nicole Guettard Franco)
Salvador Arias .... voice dubbing: Dennis Price (uncredited)
Lola Cervantes .... voice dubbing: Ewa Strömberg (uncredited)
Delia Luna .... voice dubbing: Soledad Miranda (uncredited)
José Martínez Blanco .... voice dubbing: Michael Berling (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"City of Vampires" - Pakistan (English title) (imdb display title)
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89 min | Argentina:91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Soledad Miranda, the actress who played Countess Nadine Carody, was dubbed by Beate Hasenau.See more »
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34 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
The Citizen Kane of European exploitation, 11 March 1999
Author: matthew wilder ( from los angeles

Jesus Franco's 1970 VAMPYROS LESBOS (inexplicably titled above "El Signo del vampiro") is the masterpiece of all Euro-exploitation genres. You can swoon over the Greenaway lighting in SUSPIRIA; you can thrill to the comic-book metaphysics of THE BEYOND; a few solitary freaks might smack their chops over CANNIBAL FEROX. But the Big Mama, the 2001 or INTOLERANCE of the litter, is Franco's fever-dreamy Z movie, a dusted-out collage of St. Tropez glamour, poisonous softcore sex, platter-party lounge music gone Satanic, and more crazy zooms than the entire body of martial-arts movies combined.

Franco has made more movies than probably any other living filmmaker, and there's something intuitive and inspired in each of them. But in none of his other works did he so perfectly combine what he learned, in his zonked-out way, from his masters (Resnais, Antonioni and especially Welles), and his own lurid, kick-addicted, grade-Z technique. This movie isn't just for B-movie weirdos; hardcore Tarkovsky fiends might find themselves after fifteen minute saying, "God...I kind of like this...what's happening to me?"

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