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Countess Dracula [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1972]

  • SKU: 24890251
  • Release Date: 05/06/2014
  • Rating: PG

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary with actress Ingrid Pitt, director Peter Sasdy, screenwriter Jeremy Paul and actor Jonathan Sothcott
    • Immortal countess: the cinematic life of Ingrid Pitt - featurette
    • Archival audio interview with Ingrid Pitt
    • Still gallery
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Reversible cover artwork


    Countess Dracula
    Polish actress Ingrid Pitt became a cult figure for her portrayal of the notorious Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory in this Hammer horror film. Bathory finds that bathing in the blood of virgins restores her youthful beauty, and she enlists her servant (Nigel Green in a standout performance) to kidnap her own daughter, Ilona (Lesley-Anne Down). Bathory assumes Ilona's identity to seduce a young man (Sandor Eles), but without a supply of blood, she turns old in a hurry. The real Bathory had no such problems, reportedly slaughtering over 600 young girls before being sealed alive in her room. Pitt and Green are excellent, although director Peter Sasdy -- who helped adapt this story from Valentine Penrose's book The Bloody Countess -- moves the story along at a rather leisurely pace. Still, the performances and typically sumptuous "Hammer look" should make this film appealing to fans of historical horror. Maurice Denham, Patience Collier, and Nike Arrighi co-star. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ingrid Pitt
      Ingrid Pitt - Countess Elizabeth Nadasdy
    • Nigel Green
      Nigel Green - Capt. Dobi
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      Sandor Eles - Imre Toth
    • Maurice Denham
      Maurice Denham - Master Fabio
    • Lesley-Anne Down
      Lesley-Anne Down - Ilona

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Hammer Horror

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      Synapse Films took great care in producing this DVD/Blu Ray set. Top notch product.

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      Great Picture Quality

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      Excellnt movie and great picture and audio quality

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent movie, good transfer

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      Countess Dracula isn't Hammer's best but it's still worth checking out.

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