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Female Vampire (1973)

La comtesse noire (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 10 April 1973 (France)
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as J.P. Johnson)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (as J.P. Johnson), Josyane Gibert (dialogue) (as P. Belair)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lina Romay ... Countess Irina Karlstein
Jack Taylor ... Baron Von Rathony
Alice Arno ... Princess de Rochefort's Servant
Monica Swinn ... Princess de Rochefort (as Monica Swin)
Jesús Franco ... Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Luis Barboo ... Irina's Manservant
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ... Dr. Orloff
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Hotel Masseur
Anna Watican Anna Watican ... Anna, a journalist
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Storyline

In the Madeira Island, the mute Countess Irina Karlstein is the last descendant of the evil Karlstein vampire family. She lives with her also mute servant and seems to be nymphomaniac, seeking for sex most of the time without satisfaction. Irina likes oral sex with men and women to suck off not only semen, but apparently also blood, killing her male and female lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Maailman Kuulu Shokki!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotic Kill See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Lina Romay, Jesus Franco went into production on the film after winning the Christmas Lottery, shooting various pieces of footage before Eurocine came on board. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot, Lina Romay literally walks into the camera, bumping her face on the lens. See more »

Quotes

Countess Irina Karlstein: [voiceover] I earnestly wish an end would come to this bloody race I am forced to run.
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Alternate Versions

The tape from Redemption Benelux titled Female Vampire is Jess Franco's cut of the film, running at approx. 98 minutes PAL speed (101 NTSC speed) The version titled The Loves of Irina runs for approx. 94 minutes and is a sex-horror version without the supernatural angle. The version titled Erotikill runs for approx. 72 minutes and is a more conventional horror version. A German tape titled "Entfesselte Begierde (Insatiable Lust)" contains hardcore footage and runs at approx. 89 minutes. See more »

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Surprisingly inept and disappointing
24 October 2000 | by cleversharkSee all my reviews

I came to hear of Jess Franco, like most of those in my generation, from Vampyros Lesbos, and was quite keen to see "Female Vampyre" (as it appears on DVD). These are two completely different movies, to say the least.

First, the directing of Les Avaleuses is surprisingly inept. Shots are often out-of-focus in inappropriate situations, otherwise beautiful panoramas are ruined by unsteady hand-holding of the camera, and the zoom lens is frankly abused.

The plot is even thinner than that of Vampyros, which is saying quite a bit. The acting on the part of practically everyone is bloody awful. "Lina Romay" may look a bit like Soledad Miranda but she has none of the screen presence which was Soledad's.

Also, let's face, this is a very silly film. It is neither explicit enough to be a porno, nor interesting enough to be a decent movie.

Also the music sucks. I was most disappointed in that. I was expecting something much more funky.


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