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The Vampire Lovers -- A peaceful hamlet in 18th-century Eastern Europe...  A female vampire with lesbian tendencies ravages the townsfolk, who, years earlier, killed off her fellow vampires.  Adapted from J. Sheridan LeFanu's "Carmilla".  In HD.
The Vampire Lovers -- The Countess is called away to tend a sick friend and imposes on the General to accept her daughter Marcilla as a houseguest...

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Writers:
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Release Date:
22 October 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She's the New Horror from Hammer! See more »
Plot:
Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich a remote area of late 18th century Gemany. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
One of the Best Vampire films--Excellent Telling of the Carmilla Tale See more (74 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
 
Writing credits
Sheridan Le Fanu (story "Carmilla") (as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)

Harry Fine (adaptation) &
Tudor Gates (adaptation) and
Michael Style (adaptation)

Tudor Gates (screenplay)

Produced by
Harry Fine .... producer
Michael Style .... producer
Louis M. Heyward .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Harry Robertson  (as Harry Robinson)
 
Cinematography by
Moray Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Needs 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor 
 
Costume Design by
Brian Cox 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Smith .... make-up supervisor
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdressing supervisor
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Greene .... construction manager
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording director
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 (1973) | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (Approved No. 22545) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
This film was given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America due to the vampire bites inflicted on the women's bosoms.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ingrid Pitt is lying in the coffin at the end of the film, she is wearing a nightgown with smooth fabric on the chest and stomach. As she gets Staked, the fabric is pleated.See more »
Quotes:
Doctor:The trouble with this part of the world is that they have too many fairy tales.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Whistle Stop PolkaSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Vampire films--Excellent Telling of the Carmilla Tale, 10 September 1999
Author: stuthehistoryguy from Omaha, Ne

_The Vampire Lovers_ is one of the most faithful adaptations of a story I have ever seen in a major production. Based on J. Sheridan LeFanu's _Carmilla_, Baker's film captures the essence of evil wrapped in feminine beauty. Ingrid Pitt plays Mircalla with great restraint; her character comes off cold and deceptive, but still driven by a need for love. The action is well timed and choreographed, and the nudity, though a bit gratutious at times, is photographed sensitively and with great appreciation for the actresses.

Yes, this is something of a guilty pleasure because of the leads' beauty, but if one looks beyond the titilation, the story, photography, and performances in _The Vampire Lovers_ hold up very well indeed! 8 out of 10.

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I'm amazed this had a major release for its time with its sexuality BrissyBrett
Does Carmilla seduce The Governess (Kate O'mara)? BrettLovesKerri
Just saw this for the first time. Rowan222
Vampire's rest Kevin007515
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