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Las Vampiras (1971)

Vampyros Lesbos (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Horror | 15 July 1971 (West Germany)
An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Franco Manera)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (as Franco Manera), Jaime Chávarri (story: Spanish version) (as J. Chavarri) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Soledad Miranda ... Countess Nadine Carody (as Susann Korda)
Dennis Price ... Dr. Alwin Seward
Paul Muller ... Dr. Steiner
Ewa Strömberg ... Linda Westinghouse (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Heidrun Kussin ... Agra
Michael Berling Michael Berling ... Melnik - Dr. Seward's Assistant
Andrea Montchal Andrea Montchal ... Omar (as Viktor Feldmann)
José Martínez Blanco ... Morpho (as J. Martinez Blanco)
Jesús Franco ... Memmet
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Storyline

In Istanbul, the lawyer of Simpson & Simpson Linda Westinghouse has erotic dreams with a strange woman every night and her analyst Dr. Alwin Seward suggests her to find another lover. Linda is assigned to resolve an inheritance issue with the Hungarian Countess Nadine Oskudar that has inherited a real estate from Count Dracula. Linda leaves her boyfriend Omar in the Istanbul Hilton and travels to the Kadidados Island. While waiting for transportation in the continent, Linda is advised by a local that the island would be a place of death and insanity and she should not travel to there. However, she does not pay attention to the man and meets Countess Oskudar that is a lesbian vampire fascinated by Linda. The Countess drinks the blood of Linda and she has amnesia and is sent to a mental institution where Dr, Steiner, who is also a vampire expert, treats her and puts an advertisement in the newspapers. Omar finds Linda and Dr. Steiner teaches her how to kill a vampire. Linda has to be ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

A Psycho-Sexadelic Horror Freakout!

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

For most DVDs an image master from the French version titled "Vampiros lesbos" was used, while the original German release title was spelled "Vampyros Lesbos". See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 20 mins) Towards the end of the movie, when Linda calls desperately to the closed door of the balcony, the film crew on the other side can be seen reflected in the glass. See more »

Alternate Versions

According to Jesus Franco in a live interview for the program "Versión Española" of RTVE, the film was shown in Spain with a cut of 12 minutes, and one third of the dialogue changed. See more »

Connections

Featured in Vampyros Lesbos: Interlude in Lesbos (2015) See more »

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Pure psychedelic brilliance!
23 June 2002 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

I was very curious to see this film after having heard so many things about it! And indeed, "Vampyros Lesbos" even exceeded my expectations! Loaded with symbolic language, an almost dream-like atmosphere, unusual camera angles, a fantastic score and some Franco typical lesbian soft sex the Spanish director created an absolute masterpiece of Europe´s early 1970s sleazy cinema. Both main actresses Soledad Miranda and Ewa Strömberg are excellent in the lead and maybe one of the hottest lesbian couples ever brought on the screen. Some people may find it boring, cheap and eventless, but "Las Vampiras" is not a film you should watch about story or suspense! It is a brilliant mixture of art and trash, and I was truly surprised what great film it is after having seen so many different works of the director. This gem is a pure trip into surreality: Wonderful! Psychedelic! Watch it and LIVE!


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Country:

West Germany | Spain

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 July 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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