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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 »

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Trivia

Jesus Franco's original title for the film was The Bare Breasted Countess, but it was released under many different titles over the years. To assuage Franco, the film was screened as The Bare Breasted Countess at the 2009 Fantastic Fest in the United States, which Franco attended as guest of honor. The film's title was later changed to Female Vampire for its DVD release. 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 DVD released by Image Entertainment under the title "Female Vampire" runs for approx 101 minutes and is an explicit sex-oriented version, although is it missing some brief footage of the Countess performing fellatio that is present in some foreign prints. See more »

Connections

Featured in A Virgin Among the Living Dead: Homage to Jess (2013) See more »

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Enjoyable vampire eye-candy
8 February 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Many of Jess Franco's movies are slim on plot, and strong on atmosphere. 'Female Vampire' is a typical example. The story can be summarized in two lines, and the climax is actually revealed on the back of the Redemption version video case, so there's no mystery or suspense in this movie. What there is though is the gorgeous Lina Romay naked throughout. She may not be much of an actress (and her character is mute, so there is no dialogue), but she is beautiful, and makes one of the hottest screen vampires ever. The sight of her walking through the mist wearing nothing but a cape and a belt will stay with you for a long time! Judging this movie is difficult. As a horror movie it fails, but as a voyeuristic treat it certainly succeeds! Not Franco's best by a long shot, especially as large chunks of it are out of focus(!), but highly recommended 1970s sexploitation nevertheless.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotic Kill See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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