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The Devil's Wedding Night (1973)

Il plenilunio delle vergini (original title)
R | | Horror | April 1973 (USA)
Lady Dracula uses Dracula's ring to lure beautiful girls to her castle, where she murders them so she can bathe in their blood.

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(as Paul Solvay), (uncredited)

Writers:

(original story "The Brides of Countess Dracula"), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
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Franz Schiller / Karl Schiller
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La Contessa Dolingen de Vries (as Sara Bay)
Esmeralda Barros ...
Lara the Zombie
Xiro Papas ...
The Vampire Monster (as Ciro Papas)
Gengher Gatti ...
The Mysterious Man (as Alexander Getty)
Enza Sbordone ...
Tanya the Innkeeper's Daughter (as Francesca Romana Davila)
Carlo Gentili ...
The Innkeeper (as Mort Baxter)
Giorgio Dolfin ...
First Villager at Inn (as George Dolfin)
Stefano Oppedisano ...
Second Villager at Inn (as Stephen Hopper)
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Storyline

The 1800s: scholarly Karl Schiller believes he's found the ring of the Nibelungen, which holds great power. It's at Castle Dracula. His twin, Franz, a gambler, asks if vampires frighten Karl; Karl shows him an Egyptian amulet, which may protect him. Franz takes the amulet and sets out ahead of his brother, arriving at the castle first. There he finds a countess who invites him to dine. Later that night, Karl arrives. Coincidently, it's the Night of the Virgin Moon, a night that falls every fifty years and draws five virgins from the surrounding village to the castle not be heard from again. Can Karl protect his brother, find the ring, and rescue any of the women? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Satan is Coming! See more »

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Certificate:

R

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Release Date:

April 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Crypt  »

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(Telecolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 62028 delivered on 14-3-1973. See more »

Goofs

During the black masque wedding, as Karl enters the room, there's not a drop of blood visible on the floor, or anywhere else, despite the fact that 5 adult women were killed by having their jugular veins slashed open. See more »

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Featured in The Best of Sex and Violence (1982) See more »

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Excellent Hammer-esquire Title
10 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Unlike the only other reviewer of this title, I thought this was quite terrific. Actually I was amazed at how good it is.

My overall impression was of a film that had a Hammer vibe, with a couple twists - the twists being more blood (though there's not a tremendous amount), and more overt nudity (several topless shots).

Other than that it is as good - and silly - as Hammer vampire flicks of the day. Sure the plot is a bit daft, the whole thing turns on possession of an ancient ring, but what do you expect from a vampire film of this era? It didn't matter to me at all.

The copy I saw was from tape, so the quality wasn't great. Never mind though, seeing it was better than missing out.

As for the previously mentioned "lesbian" sequences, they're tame, and along the lines of the classic Hammer film "The Vampire Lovers".

So, if you're a Hammer fan who doesn't mind a slight Euro influence on the ambiance, then this is a film you simply must seek out. I think it's terrific and would buy a remastered edition in a heart beat.


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