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Vampyres -- A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood.

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Release Date:
January 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They shared the pleasures of the flesh, and the horrors of the grave!
Plot:
A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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See it or don't...you won't feel any better or worse afterward. See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Marianne Morris ... Fran
Anulka Dziubinska ... Miriam (as Anulka)
Murray Brown ... Ted
Brian Deacon ... John
Sally Faulkner ... Harriet

Michael Byrne ... Playboy
Karl Lanchbury ... Rupert
Margaret Heald ... Receptionist
Gerald Case ... Estate Agent

Bessie Love ... American Lady
Elliott Sullivan ... American Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Jones ... Manager

Directed by
José Ramón Larraz  (as Joseph Larraz)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Diana Daubeney  (as D. Daubeney)
José Ramón Larraz  uncredited
Thomas Owen  story

Produced by
Brian Smedley-Aston .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Kenelm Clarke  (as James Clarke)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman 
 
Film Editing by
Geoff R. Brown 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Art Direction by
Ken Bridgeman 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Cowan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Des Salles .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Trevor Carless .... sound
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Hugh Strain .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Geoff Smith .... gaffer
George Courtney Ward .... still photographer
Ken Worringham .... camera assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
Cheryl Leigh .... continuity
Sean Redmayne .... production assistant
Joan Williams .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Daughters of Dracula" - USA (reissue title)
"Vampyre Orgy" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Vampyres: Daughters of Darkness" - USA
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Runtime:
87 min | Australia:92 min | France:81 min | Portugal:88 min | UK:84 min (heavily cut) | USA:82 min (R-rated version)
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Certification:
Australia:R (DVD rating) (2007) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2003) | Portugal:M/18 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video rating) (2003) (uncut) | UK:18 (video rating) (1989) (cut) | USA:R (cut) | USA:X (original rating)

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Trivia:
Rumors abound about a missing scene in which Fran and Miriam are seen inside the caravan of John and Harriet. This rumor is borne out by production stills and a vague recollection by producer Brian Smedley-Aston that it was, indeed, shot.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
See it or don't...you won't feel any better or worse afterward., 17 May 2005
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This movie doesn't leave an awfully big impression but it still is some good fun for the fans of the horror genre and vampire genre in particular.

The movie has a splendid visual atmosphere which is mainly thanks to the beautiful English countryside. Yes sir, the English countryside still looks better than any other average Hollywood set for a movie from the same genre. Also the atmosphere of the movie in general is typical British, so I can truly recommend this movie if you're fan of the old Hammer movies and stuff like that. Even though the movie never really gets scary, it still knows to create a certain creepy atmosphere. Also the movie is filled with some good graphic gory scene's, which worked well for the movie and its atmosphere.

The story is just as thin as the ladies clothes. The are quite a few things that don't make an awful lot of sense and there are some moments that the movie just drags on for far too long, such as all the erotic scene's, which only all felt totally pointless.

I am also ashamed to admit that I actually rather liked the unusual musical score by James Kenelm Clarke.

All in all it is a movie that is worth seeing but granted that you have to be a fan of the genre to be able to appreciate this movie. And hey, it has got Michael Byrne in it, better known as über-Nazi Vogel from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"! Another reason why this movie is perfectly watchable.

7/10

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