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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Production Co:

Eurociné,Général Films 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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Trivia

The tagline "Maailman Kuulu Shokki!" translates from the Finnish as "The world-famous Shock!" 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

In the UK the film was originally passed for cinema in 1975 as "The Bare Breasted Countess" in a heavily edited version running less than an hour long. The 1994 UK Redemption video release was cut by over 6 minutes by the BBFC to heavily edit the lesbian/bondage scene and to remove shots of female masturbation and sexual closeups. Some cuts were restored in the 2002 Arrow DVD though 1 min 51 secs were removed from a scene of a woman being forced to strip and engage in lesbian sex. See more »

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I earnestly wish an end would come to this bloody race I am forced to run.
18 June 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This is definitely not Twilight! Countess Irina Karlstein (Line Romay) spends most of the film dressed in a cape, a belt, and knee-high boots. She doesn't say a word - she doesn't have to! No wonder Franco married her - she is incredibly beautiful.

I once ordered a copy of Erotikill, another name for this film, but didn't get to watch it as I was send a bootleg copy that wouldn't play. I can now see the real thing; a beautiful film set in Portugal.

All vampire tales are erotic, but Romay takes it to new heights, as the eroticism is open and highly graphic. You can say that her victims would go willingly even if they knew the final outcome. Male or female, it doesn't matter to the Countess, as she displays the same high energy in her work.

Beautiful scenery, beautiful music, and the most beautiful and erotic vampire you will ever see.


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