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Director:
Writers:
Pierre Drouot (scenario) &
Harry Kümel (scenario) ...
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Release Date:
22 October 1971 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An erotic nightmare of vampire lust [DVD] See more »
Plot:
A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Weird and Stylish Vampire Film See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Harry Kümel 
 
Writing credits
Pierre Drouot (scenario) &
Harry Kümel (scenario)

Jean Ferry (dialogue)

Manfred R. Köhler  uncredited

Produced by
Paul Collet .... producer
Pierre Drouot .... associate producer
Alain C. Guilleaume .... associate producer
Henry Lange .... producer
Luggi Waldleitner .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
François de Roubaix 
 
Cinematography by
Eduard van der Enden 
 
Film Editing by
Denis Bonan 
August Verschueren  (as Gust Verschueren)
Hans Zeiler (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Françoise Hardy 
 
Costume Design by
Bernard Perris 
 
Makeup Department
Pascale Kellen .... makeup artist
Ulli Ullrich .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Marie Bertrand .... production manager
Paul Collet .... unit production manager
Will Dellaert .... assistant unit production manager (as Willy Dellaert)
Erwin Gitt .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Arias .... first assistant director
Jean-Marc Turine .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Henri Roesems .... property master (as Henry Roesems)
 
Sound Department
Jacques Eippers .... sound
Jack Jullian .... sound mixer
Hans-Walter Kramski .... foley artist (as Hans W. Krasmki)
Henri Morelle .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Eugene Hendrickx .... special effects
 
Stunts
Thierry Hallard .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Anger .... first assistant camera
Claude Decubber .... electrician
Jacques Fondaire .... second assistant camera
Virginia Leirens .... still photographer
Bob Lessenne .... grip
Jan Van Gastel .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-Paule Petignot .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Edith Schuman .... assistant editor (as Edith Shumann)
Daniel de Valck .... assistant editor (as Daniel Devalk)
 
Other crew
Michèle Mehary .... production secretary
Magda Reypens .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Les lèvres rouges" - Belgium (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:100 min (uncut version) | USA:87 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2005) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (2003) | France:18 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2013) | Iceland:16 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut) (original rating)

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Countess Bathory drives a 1953-1955 Bristol 403.See more »
Quotes:
Countess Bathory:I feel it in my bones, the night is dying...See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Weird and Stylish Vampire Film, 4 September 2011
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Two days after getting married in Switzerland, Valerie (Danielle Ouimet) and Stefan Chilton (John Karlen) travel by train to take a boat to England to visit Stefan's mother at the Chilton Manor. However, the train has to stop in Ostend and the couple lodges in the royal suite at a seaside hotel. The concierge Pierre advises that the place is empty since it is out of season and they become aware of three murders in Bruges.

In the same night, the Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Báthory (Delphine Seyrig) arrives in the hotel with her secretary Ilona Harczy (Andrea Rau) and Pierre swears that she had been in the hotel forty years ago with the same appearance. When Valerie and Stefan cross the path with the mysterious countess, their lives are affected by the woman. Meanwhile a retired detective (Georges Jamin) snoops at the hotel suspecting that the countess may be the serial-killer that drains the blood of the victims to use as elixir of youth.

"Les Lèvres Rouges", a.k.a. "Daughters of Darkness", is a weird and stylish vampire film. The story is very erotic and keeps the sexual tension along 100 minutes running time. Stefan is a sadistic homosexual weirdo and his "mother" is actually an effeminate man. The Countess is a lesbian vampire that wants Valerie as her protégé and mate. The film was shot only during the night and has a beautiful cinematography. My vote is six.

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