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Blood for Dracula (1974)

R  |   |  Horror  |  27 November 1974 (USA)
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An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.



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Complete credited cast:
Mario Balato, the Servant
Il Marchese Di Fiore
Maxime McKendry ...
La Marchesa Di Fiore
Arno Juerging ...
Anton, the Count's Servant
Milena Vukotic ...
Dominique Darel ...
Stefania Casini ...
Silvia Dionisio ...
Inna Alexeievna
Gil Cagne ...
Townsman (as Gil Cagnie)
Emi Califri
Eleonora Zani


Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director's interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin's [pronounced "wirgin's"] blood, it's time to move into a permanent coffin. His assistant (Renfield?) suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but FOUR virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant/Communist begins to observe strange behaviour from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It's a race for Dracula to discover who's the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the Communist! Written by Jonathan Dakss <>

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He couldn't live without a virgin's blood..... ...So a virgin had to die! [UK]



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Rated R for horror violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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27 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Mario Balato, the Servant: I don't see why someone like me couldn't marry you, or one of your sisters.
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A campy sexy treat

I love this film.

It plays like a fantasy for decent perverts. That may sound like an oxymoron. You have 3 sexy daughters alone with their mother at some European manor. Of course there is the groundskeeper Joe Dallesandro, the hot stud who deflowers the "virgins", well, all except one daughter who seems to be holding out.

Udo Kier plays the perverted ill Dracula who needs virgin blood to gain strength. Guess who's coming to dinner at the manor house? One problem; he needs virgin blood to survive. Anything else proves lethal.

Young Joe has taken care of two of the daughters therefore Dracula gets a little sicker when he takes of their blood.

Does he get the youngest and prettiest who is the Virgin or does Joe take care of that as well.

Not big on budget. Funny at times. It is actually well filmed. Very campy and nasty.

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