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Vampire in Venice (1988)

Nosferatu a Venezia (original title)
Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

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Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano (uncredited) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... Nosferatu
Christopher Plummer ... Professor Paris Catalano
Donald Pleasence ... Don Alvise
Barbara De Rossi ... Helietta Canins
Yorgo Voyagis ... Dr. Barneval
Anne Knecht Anne Knecht ... Maria Canins
Elvire Audray ... Uta Barneval
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... Medium
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Princess
La Chunga La Chunga ... Woman at Gypsy Camp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miles Jonn-Dalton ... The Monsieur
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Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire in Venice See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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On his first day, Klaus Kinski got into a violent argument with director Mario Caiano and refused to work with him. The director then agreed to leave the set (after being paid his full salary), the third director to leave the picture before principal photography was complete. Facing disaster, producer Augusto Caminito then decided to direct the film himself so he wouldn't have to pay another director. Since he had almost no directing experience, he was helped by his assistant Luigi Cozzi. Kinski also reportedly directed some scenes himself. See more »

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Naff, wannabe-arty Euro shocker
19 July 2004 | by d1seniorSee all my reviews

Warning the other characters (and, presumably, the audience) that the seance in which they are about to take part could "provoke reactions of quite terrifying proportions," Christopher Plummer proves himself a less-than-reliable guide through this hideous mess. With pompous, over-cooked music blaring out of every scene, regardless of what is actually taking part on screen, and the kind of existential angst that would make a 14 year old goth blush, 'Vampire In Venice' lurches from one flaccid cliche to another. Gypsies dancing around a fire on the beach at night? Check! Street carnival with masks and silly frocks aplenty? Check! Vampires musing on the pain of spending eternity alone? Please, no more.

The 'horror' scenes appear to parody the entire genre. The film's running time - the video case claimed it was just over 90 minutes, an outright lie - stretches out into the black wastes of infinity, making the experience of watching it akin to sitting through one of Warhol's experiments in cinematic endurance. Klaus Kinski, so watchable in almost anything else, never seems sure whether he's the devil incarnate, or an aging rocker out of retirement for one last comeback gig. Even Donald Pleasance drifts by, unable to make a dent in the vast wall of boring, self-satisfied predictability. The horror of eternity was surely never supposed to be THIS bad.


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