The story is very straightforward. Two female vampires lure unsuspecting men back to their remote mansion, where the unfortunate chaps meet with a bloody climax (no pun intended).
While the dialogue and acting is, at times, shaky, the movie does conjure up some effective sequences. The photography captures the contrasting imagery. From the haunting scenes of the vampires running through the countryside to the visceral violence when they kill. The sex and violence is inter-linked. The vampires cannot have one without the other. And this results in unforgettable images of the vampires sucking the blood out of a comatose man's arm then sharing it via French kisses! Nice little touches like the fact that the vampires sleep with their eyes open are used to good sinister effect too.
Overall Vampyres is a good example of this type of film. Don't expect too much from plot and acting but if you like left-field exploitation movies with a little bit of style then give this a whirl.
I can't paint this one with anything but an honest brush. This is a sexploitation throw away dressed up as a vampire movie. For those of you who don't know what that means, here is the basic guide: A very weak plot that exists (barely) only to connect the large amount of sex scenes with gratuitous nudity; Acting that is little more than line recitals (if you're lucky) or really bad ham performances (if you are not lucky) and this movie gives you examples of both; SFX that are at best so-so; and finally, a soundtrack that is either a repetitive montage for the sex scenes, or otherwise uselessly plays in the background and adds nothing. So go for it if you are into soft core action (this one leaning towards lesbian action) but if you want real plot and actually good film elements, you won't find it here.
Notes: GV-GN-SA Suggested Age: 16+
Some great atmosphere and camera shots. Acceptable acting, an ok story, decent light lesbianism and nudity, plenty of violence. Definitley a Hammer feel to it, I believe it's a regular Hammer location they used as well.
Italian film made in England.
I went everywhere today!! lol. Didn't sleep at all lastnight again, and then went into Salisbury to do some shopping.
I bought [b]Vampyres[/b], [b]Blade[/b], and [b]Dances With Wolves[/b] on DVD. When I got home, I watched [b]Vampyres [/b]starring Marriane Morris and it was total shit! :rotten:
After that, I watched [b]Blade [/b]starring Wesley Snipes, which I'm really glad I went and bought because it's one of my fav movies. :fresh:
I haven't yet watched [b]Dances With Wolves[/b] starring Kevin Costner yet, but I'll get around to it a little later on tonight. It's one of my all-time fav movies. I love the Native American Indian stuff and [b]Dances With Wolves [/b]definately has my vote! :fresh:
Maybe I should sell the [b]Vampyres[/b] DVD on Ebay or something... LOL.
Check back soon....