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Lust of the Vampire (1957)

I vampiri (original title)
| Horror | 1963 (USA)
A mad scientist captures young women and drains their blood in order to keep an ancient, evil duchess alive.

Directors:

Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava (uncredited)

Writers:

Piero Regnoli (story), Mario Bava (story) (as Rijk Sijöstrom) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Gianna Maria Canale ... Giselle du Grand / Margherita du Grand
Carlo D'Angelo ... L'ispettore Chantal (as Carlo d'Angelo)
Dario Michaelis Dario Michaelis ... Pierre Lantin
Wandisa Guida Wandisa Guida ... Laurette Robert
Angelo Galassi Angelo Galassi ... Ronald Fontaine (as Angiolo Galassi)
Renato Tontini Renato Tontini ... L'assistente del professore Grand
Charles Fawcett Charles Fawcett ... Signor Robert
Gisella Mancinotti Gisella Mancinotti ... Amica di Laurette
Miranda Campa Miranda Campa ... Signora Robert
Antoine Balpêtré ... Professor Julien du Grand (as Antoine Balpetré de la Comédie Française)
Paul Muller ... Joseph Signoret
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Storyline

When four young women are found in Paris with the blood completely drained, the ambitious and snoopy journalist Pierre Lantin decides to investigate the cases of the killer known as The Vampire. Inspector Chantal does not approve Lantin's behavior. Soon Pierre suspects that family Du Grand, who lives in an ancient castle, may be involved with the murders but Inspector Chantal does not give support to his investigations. Meanwhile Pierre avoids the harassment of Giselle du Grand, who is the niece of the wealthy matriarch of the family Margherita du Grand. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beautiful Parisian girls were his victims!

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Horror

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Trivia

This was the first Italian made horror film of the sound era. See more »

Crazy Credits

English dubbed version 'The Devil's Commandment' is credited to director Riccardo Freda's pseudonym Robert Hampton. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original Italian version is 85-minute long. US distributor re-edited the film, inserting new footage starring Al Lewis and Ronny & Joy Holliday, shortened it to 70 minutes and released it as "Devil's Commandment". See more »

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The Eternal Youth
7 October 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When four young women are found in Paris with the blood completely drained, the ambitious and snoopy journalist Pierre Lantin (Dario Michaelis) decides to investigate the cases of the killer known as The Vampire. Inspector Chantal (Carlo D'Angelo) does not approve Lantin´s behavior. Soon Pierre suspects that family Du Grand, who lives in an ancient castle, may be involved with the murders but Inspector Chantal does not give support to his investigations. Meanwhile Pierre avoids the harassment of Giselle du Grand (Gianna Maria Canale), who is the niece of the wealthy matriarch of the family Margherita du Grand.

"I vampire" is a great Italian horror film with a story of the search for the eternal youth. The film was directed by Riccardo Freda, who left the production that was concluded by Mario Bava (uncredited). The beauty of Gianna Maria Canale is impressive more than sixty years later. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Vampiros" ("The Vampires")


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lust of the Vampire See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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