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Blood for Dracula (1974)

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
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Anton, the Count's Servant
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Esmeralda
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Saphiria
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Rubinia
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Perla
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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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Rated R for horror violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Because Roman Polanski was shooting Che? (1972) in Italy on a set nearby, he was asked to do a cameo in this film. One can notice he wears the same mustache in both films. See more »

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Mario Balato, the Servant: You should lose that... uh... virginity of yours before he gets to you.
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Cheap Exploitation
30 November 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Transilvania, Count Dracula (Udo Kier) is weak and ill since he needs the blood of virgin girls to recover. His servant Mario Balato (Joe Dallesandro) suggests him to travel the Italy, a Catholic country were virginity is preserved to marriage, with his coffin. When they arrive at a small village, they learn that the Di Fiore family is completely broken and has four virgin daughters. Mario contacts the Marquee Di Fiore (Vittorio De Sica) and his greedy wife (Maxime McKendry) invites them to stay in their manor and introduces their daughter Esmeralda (Milena Vukotic), Saphiria (Dominique Darel), Rubinia (Stefania Casini) and Perla (Silvia Dionisio). Soon Dracula finds that Saphiria and Rubinia are not pure since they are lovers of the Marquee's servant Anton (Arno Juerging). Meanwhile Anton suspects that Dracula is a vampire.

"Blood for Dracula" is a cheap exploitation of Count Dracula by Paul Morrisey. The black humor is not for all tastes and this trash film is sick in many moments, but cult. Maybe the greatest surprise is the name of Vittorio De Sica in the cast. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Sangue para Drácula" ("Blood for Dracula")


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