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La comtesse noire
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Female Vampire (1973) More at IMDbPro »La comtesse noire (original title)

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Female Vampire -- Lina Romay (filmmaker Jess Franco's wife) stars as the mysterious Countess Irina Karlstein, a beautiful vampiress who feeds on victims at their moments of sexual climax. Because she destroys those whose essence she consumes, Irina is doomed to a life of solitude, wandering through the Western Coast of Europe in a dreamlike state.

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Director:
Writers:
Jesús Franco
Josyane Gibert (dialogue) (French version)
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Release Date:
7 May 1975 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Not Franco's finest, but fans of the Eurosleaze master may enjoy it See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Lina Romay ... Countess Irina Karlstein
Jack Taylor ... Baron Von Rathony
Alice Arno ... Princess de Rochefort's Servant
Monica Swinn ... Princess de Rochefort (as Monica Swin)

Jesús Franco ... Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Luis Barboo ... Irina's Manservant
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ... Dr. Orloff
Raymond Hardy ... Hotel Masseur
Anna Watican ... Anna, a journalist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilda Arancio ... Victim in the wall (uncredited)
Roger Germanes ... Irina's first victim (uncredited)
Ricardo Vázquez ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as J.P. Johnson)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gérard Brisseau  writer
Jesús Franco  (as J.P. Johnson)
Josyane Gibert  dialogue (French version) (as P. Belair)

Produced by
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
Pierre Quérut .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Jesús Franco  (as Joan Vincent)
 
Film Editing by
Jesús Franco  (as P. Querut)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Hardy .... still photographer (as Ramon Ardid)
 

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Also Known As:
"La comtesse noire" - France (original title)
"Erotic Kill" - USA
"Erotikill" - USA (video title)
"Lustful Vampires in Sperm Frenzy" - International (English title) (racier version)
"The Bare-Breasted Countess" - USA (cut version)
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Runtime:
82 min | Argentina:80 min | Germany:105 min | USA:72 min | 104 min (unrated version)
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This film exists in many different versions, with different titles, additional and/or deleted footage and even with different credits, although the latter is largely due to variations of Jesús Franco's pseudonyms. The versions range from hardcore porn with little horror on the one extreme to plain horror with little sex on the other.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the opening shot, Lina Romay literally walks into the camera, bumping her face on the lens.See more »
Quotes:
Countess Irina Karlstein:[voiceover] I earnestly wish an end would come to this bloody race I am forced to run.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not Franco's finest, but fans of the Eurosleaze master may enjoy it, 27 October 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

First off, those expecting a horror flick, look elsewhere. Even by the already loose standards of Jess Franco, this is purely a sex flick. If there wasn't the dialog to inform us the lead character is a vampire, there'd be no confusing this for a fright film. However, if you enjoy the stylish softcore erotica that came from Europe at the time or are a fan of Franco (and know somewhat what to expect from the man), you may enjoy "Female Vampire". It was independently financed by Franco, so its nowhere near as sleek as his best work (like "Vampyros Lesbos" and "Venus In Furs"). The camera-work is often out of focus (if occasionally gorgeous), the scenes tend to ramble on and the editing is often rather sloppy. Franco's pacing is even more slow than usual, which will turn off those looking for a lightning-paced horror film.

However, this is still reasonably watchable. For one, Lina Romay is absolutely gorgeous, and while she doesn't have much to work with script wise, she radiates with natural charisma. No wonder she became a cult favorite, as this was the film that catapulted her to legend status. If she wasn't in the film, it wouldn't be half as good. The other source of entertainment is the dialog and plot. Its dubbed and daffy, with plenty of unintentionally hilarious lines and explanations. Franco's performance is a real scene stealer, just as it was with "The Diabolical Dr. Z". Also, despite the rather shoddy quality that was absent from Franco's more polished features, the film still succeeds as erotica. "Female Vampire" won't appeal to all tastes, but if you know what you're in for (lots of sex, little horror), this isn't a bad choice. (6/10)

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