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Joseph W. Sarno (writer)
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Release Date:
1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Pleasures That Fire The Flesh...Horrors That Freeze The Blood...r See more »
Plot:
A lesbian vampire's soul is kept on in the bodies of her descendants. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Nadia Henkowa ... Wanda
Anke Syring ... Julia Malenkow
Ulrike Butz ... Monika
Nico Wolferstetter ... Peter Malenkow (as Nico Wolf)
Flavia Keyt
Alon D'Armand
Claudia Fielers (as Irina Kant)
Natasha Michnowa
Eric Mancy
Christa Jaeger
Heidrun Hankammer
Marie Forså ... Helga

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno  writer

Produced by
Dominik Huser .... executive producer
Chris D. Nebe .... producer: Monarex
Sture Sjöstedt .... executive producer: Saga Film
 
Original Music by
Rolf-Hans Müller 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Silverman 
 
Film Editing by
Karl Fugunt  (as K. H. Fugunt)
Dietmar Preuss 
 
Set Decoration by
Armin Rye 
Peggy Steffans  (as Cleo Nova)
 
Costume Design by
Peggy Steffans 
 
Makeup Department
Alexandra de Jongh .... makeup artist
Erika König .... makeup artist
Helmut Pohl .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marijan Vajda .... production manager (as Marijan Vajda Sr.)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marijan David Vajda .... assistant director (as Marijan Vajda Jr.)
 
Sound Department
Thomas Faber-Hume .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Helmut Flieger .... gaffer
Norbert Friedländer .... assistant camera
Gert S. Kreutschmann .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Micky Kley .... script supervisor (as Mickey Kley)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Devil's Plaything" - UK, USA (DVD title)
"Veil of Blood" - Hong Kong (English title), USA (working title)
"The Curse of the Black Sisters" - USA (literal English title)
"Vampire Ecstasy" - USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity and brief violence (edited version)
Runtime:
103 min (DVD)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:X | USA:R (edited version) | West Germany:18 (SPIO: X)
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
unique but disappointing, 13 February 2004
Author: goblinhairedguy from Montreal

Sounds like a natural -- a 70s female vampire opus from 60s erotica master Joseph Sarno. His best suburban exposés of the Eisenhower/Kennedy era featured smatterings of the occult, and one would think that the loosening of standards would set his art free. Don't get your hopes up too high, though. First of all, Sarno's favoured technique is to build up tension between characters using short dialogue scenes -- but here, the thick German accents and stiff acting render the script unfathomable. And Sarno doesn't really have the intense visual style (at least not with this cinematographer) requisite of the genre, despite the authentic Bavarian castle background. Nonetheless, Sarno fans will be amused by the recycling of his favourite tropes (candles, bongo drums, ceremonial chants and dances, carnal compulsion and betrayal), and vampiric completists may be amused by his idiosyncratic and more realistic take on bloodlust conventions. Just don't expect a lost masterpiece, and be prepared to put some effort into the viewing.

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