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The Blood Drinkers (1964)

Kulay dugo ang gabi (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | May 1966 (USA)
The first color horror picture produced in the Philippines.

Director:

Gerardo de Leon

Writers:

Cesar Amigo (screenplay), Rico Bello Omagap (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Remy ... Dr. Marco
Amalia Fuentes Amalia Fuentes ... Charito / Katrina
Eddie Fernandez Eddie Fernandez ... Victor de la Cruz
Eva Montes Eva Montes ... Tanya, the vampire bride
Celia Rodriguez
Renato Robles Renato Robles
Mary Walter Mary Walter ... Charito's mother
Paquito Salcedo Paquito Salcedo ... Elias, the guardian
Felisa Salcedo Felisa Salcedo
Andres Benitez Andres Benitez
Fred Param Fred Param
Eddie Arce Eddie Arce
Conchita Cruz Conchita Cruz
Vicky Velasquez Vicky Velasquez
Cesar Aguilar Cesar Aguilar
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Storyline

This weird and chilling tale of vampires and the undead seeking to bring their kind back to life features the evil Marco (Ronald Remy), an updated version of the vampiric Count Dracula replete with cape, fangs, and clean-shaven head! Marco seeks to reanimate his long lost love and infuse her with the blood of his victims as he casts his evil spell over the inhabitants of a lonely village. Sharp fangs gleam in the night as bloodsuckers and bats seek fresh blood from the veins of their victims in this eerie drive-in favorite, also known as "The Vampire People" and featuring unusual color photography and tinting effects. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

Tagalog | English | Filipino

Release Date:

May 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blood Drinkers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

People's Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the American release, the role of the very unconvincing rubber bat was expanded from what appears to have been only one shot in the original (and given the name, "Basra"), because the distributor loved the little monster. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Followed by Blood of the Vampires (1966) See more »

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A word on the color-sepia-color switching...
28 March 2005 | by gaby01575See all my reviews

Sorry to demystify the cinematography but it was a question of COST. Color film stock was prohibitively expensive then and the producers couldn't afford to shoot all the scenes in color. This practice was prevalent in the Philippine film industry in the late 60's/early 70's. I remember a billboard advertising a comedy as "filmed in partly color"(sic). If the visual inconsistencies tended to enhance the narrative and add to the creepy character of the movie, well and good. So, there it is--another mystery gone.

Incidentally, it is not widely known that Gerry De Leon was an MD but never practiced this profession. His family was in the movie business and he promptly went into it after graduating from med school.


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