Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula) (1970)
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Critic Reviews for Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula)
Extremely prolific and generally untalented, Jess Franco is the Spanish Ed Wood, albeit without Wood's gift for humorously inane dialogue.
Franco brings it across with a bright yet minimalist color scheme, scene-setting shots of Istanbul's spires and glimmering seas, and more zooms than a Formula One car on race day.
Try to locate a narrative, and the whole thing dissolves; better to take the lead of Heidrum Kussin's buxom, straitjacketed Reinfeld, who emerges from the reverie bewildered and aroused.
Jess Franco's 1970 erotic horror has become a cult landmark in Eurotrash entertainment.
As filtered through the drug-bombed haze of Jesus Franco, this mixture of vampires and sun-drenched Riviera setting is nonsense from the get-go, but if you like a little soft gore with your soft core, this is the movie for you.
Audience Reviews for Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula)
A enjoyable and sensual watching with visible fake blood, some exaggerated interpretation and all the kitsch a B movie type can offer. Different from what you would expect of any vampyre movie, in Vampyros Lesbos most scenes are in a sunny and paradisiac outside and the plot is insteresting, playing with "reality" and imagination. *Soledad Miranda was terrific beautiful.
This film exploring erotic obsession is among the more famous and respected of prolific Spanish director Jesus Franco, who is also known for his "bad taste." Falling somewhere between arthouse and grindhouse, it's too trashy for some while too personal or difficult for others If you are a Franco fan, you know this one already. The film has a huge cult following and deservedly so. A good example of 1970s-era Euro-Horrotica. If you have been thinking of seeing your first Franco film, this is a good choice.
This a unique movie for 3 simple reasons: -Soledad Miranda is so damn hot she could melt the poles in minutes (a shame she passed away so early) -Jess Franco always creative camera work -One of the most, if not the most, psychodelic soundtrack mankind has recorded Franco was a soft-core director, no questioning there, but with a sharp eye for exotic visuals. If you want some euro-trash-camp that is both delirious and fun to watch don't hesitate to get this one.
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