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Et mourir de plaisir (Blood and Roses)(To Die with Pleasure) (1960)

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Previously filmed in 1932 as Vampyr, Sheridan LeFanu's classic psychological horror tale was given a second go round in 1961 as Blood & Roses (Et Mourir de Plaisir). While Carl Theodor Dreyer concentrated on mood and suspense in Vampyr, Blood & Roses director Roger Vadim goes directly to the jugular, so to speak, with generous doses of eerie eroticism. Annette Vadim plays Carmilla, who upon learning that she had a vampire ancestor becomes obsessed with finding out even more. Soon Carmilla has succumbed to the siren song of vampirism, and cannot quench her insatiable thirst for human blood. The lesbian subtext in the LeFanu original is played out con brio by Vadim-though not in the heavily bowderlized version made available to American audiences in 1962. Blood & Roses was subsequently remade as The Vampire Lovers and The Blood-Spattered Bride. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror
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Studio:
Paramount Pictures

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Cast

Mel Ferrer
as Leopoldo De Karnstein
Elsa Martinelli
as Georgia Monteverdi
Annette Vadim
as Carmilla Von Karnstein
Serge Marquand
as Giuseppe
Marc Allégret
as Judge Monteverdi
Giovanni Di Benedetto
as Police Marshal
Edith Peters
as The Cook
Alberto Bonucci
as Carlo Ruggieri
Renato Speziali
as Guido Naldi
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Critic Reviews for Et mourir de plaisir (Blood and Roses)(To Die with Pleasure)

All Critics (4)

Blood & Roses [is] one of the most gorgeous and visually arresting vampire movies I have ever seen.

Full Review… | February 19, 2010

Audience Reviews for Et mourir de plaisir (Blood and Roses)(To Die with Pleasure)

½

76% Has a air of elegance about it, but the highlights for me, was the tripped out dream sequence and twist ending. However, likeTwilight, I'm sure this film appeals more so to the ladies and not so much the bros.

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FilmGrinder Stone

"Blood and Roses is definitely a worthy addition to the Karnstein lore, but it's far from groundbreaking, barely creepy (with the exception of the dream sequence) and for the most part quite uneventful." Full review at: http://www.commonsensemoviereviews.com/2010/10/blood-and-roses-1960.html

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