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A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
"La nuit des étoiles filantes" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  26 October 1978 (Italy)
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A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her ... See full summary »

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(as Jess Franco) , (French dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christina von Blanc ...
Christina Benton (as Cristine von Blanc)
Britt Nichols ...
Carmencé (as Britt Nickols)
Rosa Palomar ...
Aunt Abigail
Anne Libert ...
The Queen of the Night
Howard Vernon ...
Uncle Howard
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Basilio (as Jesus Manera)
Paul Muller ...
Ernesto Pablo Reiner, Christina's father
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Storyline

A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her decision to live with them turns into a nightmare. Unable to leave she's drawn into a macabre underworld through visions of nude satanic rituals and her own impending sacrifice. Written by <arviga@online.no>

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Release Date:

26 October 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Zombie 4: A Virgin Among the Living Dead  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 7,494,043 (Spain)
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Runtime:

(DVD) | (director's cut)

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Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Just past the nine-minute mark, when Christina stands next to the guy playing piano, she casts a shadow on the right side of his face, which appears and disappears in each shot. See more »

Quotes

Blind Girl: What did you do that for? Poor soul! You shattered the big ebony phallus! Poor soul! Misery is now your lot!
Christina Benton: Misery? I'll be miserable?
Blind Girl: Poor soul! Beyond words! You must get away from here. You'll fry in your own hell, believe me. Ask me no questions, just get away from here.
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User Reviews

 
a bizarre masterpiece
13 June 2000 | by (san diego) – See all my reviews

most have only seen the cut version with added zombie footage shot by director Jean Rollin, which makes the film an irritating, confusing mess. the uncut european version is a GREAT confusing mess! one of Franco's personal favorites, which he also ha a meaty acting role as Basillio, a deranged mute. great cinematography, great weird performances from all the actors, and a kick-ass score by Brun Nicholi. best watched very late at night, but be sure to track down an uncut print.


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