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Les lèvres rouges
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Director:
Writers:
Pierre Drouot (scenario) &
Harry Kümel (scenario) ...
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Release Date:
22 October 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
Succeeds at what Vampyros Lesbos attempted to be. See more (43 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
Daniel de Valck .... assistant editor (as Daniel Devalk)
Edith Schuman .... assistant editor (as Edith Shumann)
 
Other crew
Michèle Mehary .... production secretary
Magda Reypens .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

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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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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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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Trivia:
Shot entirely in English, even though the majority of the cast was French, German and Flemish. As opposed to most European "genre" films from the 70s, here none of the actors were post-dubbed by others. They can all be heard with their own voices (resulting in some accents), notably Delphine Seyrig's deep, smoky voice or Andrea Rau's and Paul Messer's German accents.See more »
Quotes:
Countess Bathory:I feel it in my bones, the night is dying...See more »
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Soundtrack:
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Succeeds at what Vampyros Lesbos attempted to be., 2 September 2005
Author: Golgo-13 from The IMDb Horror Board!

A contained, haunting tale of vampirism, with ties to the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, this film drips with artistic merit. From the picturesque shots to the red fades to the stinger notes, it's easy to appreciate this production. The delicate, deliberate pace may turn off some viewers but the dream-like atmosphere easily held my attention, not to mention the three beautiful female leads. The bizarre ending (before the epilogue) was unexpected and indeed provided a wonderfully macabre and memorable image. Daughters of Darkness succeeds at what Vampyros Lesbos attempted to be. Just make sure to watch the full version.

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