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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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Mario Balato, the Servant
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Il Marchese Di Fiore
Maxime McKendry ...
La Marchesa Di Fiore
Arno Juerging ...
Anton, the Count's Servant
Milena Vukotic ...
Esmeralda
Dominique Darel ...
Saphiria
Stefania Casini ...
Rubinia
Silvia Dionisio ...
Perla
Inna Alexeievna
Gil Cagne ...
Townsman (as Gil Cagnie)
Emi Califri
Eleonora Zani
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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 <dakss@columbia.edu>

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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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Johnny Hallyday auditioned for the part of Count Dracula. See more »

Quotes

Mario Balato, the Servant: I don't see why someone like me couldn't marry you, or one of your sisters.
Rubinia: Are you crazy?
Mario Balato, the Servant: Yeah... your mother'd never hear of such a thing. Had a good look at him in that wheelchair, almost about to die. That's the way it is with all that rich trash. They're all sick and rotten. The only future's in socialism.
Rubinia: Don't start talking about that again! You know how it bores me.
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Another must see Morrissey trash classic!
28 April 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

While I rate Paul Morrissey's 'Flesh For Frankenstein' just a little higher than this one, it is without a doubt a vampire trash classic, and highly recommended viewing. Morrissey once again teams the legendary Udo Kier ('The Story Of O', 'Suspiria') with Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro, and the creepy Arno Juerging (Otto from '...Frankenstein'), and adds to the strong supporting cast Italian veteran Vittorio De Sica, and even a cameo from director Roman Polanski. '..Dracula' features a similar mixture of horror and camp to the earlier movie, but this time the emphasis is more on sex and decadence than gore and humour. Dallesandro's performance is below par as a Communist servant, but Kier once again excels in the title role, creating some genuine sympathy as the sickly, desperate Count who can't get enough "wer-gins" blood to sustain himself. 'Blood For Dracula' is essential viewing for all 1970s cult movie buffs.


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