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Daughters of Darkness [DVD] [1971]

  • SKU: 17128403
  • Release Date: 09/30/2008
  • Rating: R

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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary #1 with co-writer/director Harry Kümel
    • Audio commentary #2 with star John Karlen and journalist David Del Valle
    • Locations of Darkness - interviews with co-writer/director Harry Kümel and co-writer producer Pierre Drouot
    • Playing the Victim - interview with star Danielle Ouimet
    • Daughter of Darkness - interview with star Andrea Rau
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Radio spots
    • Poster & still gallery


    Daughters of Darkness
    Le Rouge aux Levres is a stylish, fascinating, very erotic vampire film based on Sheridan le Fanu's Camilla, the classic tale of a lesbian vampire. A young married couple, Stefan (John Karlen) and Valerie (Daniele Ouimet), honeymoon at a deserted oceanside resort where they meet Countess Elisabeth Bathory (Delphine Seyrig) and her companion Ilona (Andrea Rau). Valerie has discovered that Stefan is a brutal sexual sadist and is drawn to the Countess because of her warmth and sensuality. Ilona attempts to seduce Stefan but is accidentally killed, and the Countess takes her revenge on his wife. Director Harry Kumel directs with stunning visual style and maintains the erotic intensity and tension between the characters with skill, getting a particularly good performance from the magnificent Delphine Seyrig, who resembles in both mood and looks the young Marlene Dietrich. Erotic, unusual and extremely violent, Le Rouge aux Levres, also released as Daughters of Darkness is one of the finest vampire films ever produced, making up with style and class what it might have lacked in budget. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Delphine Seyrig
      Delphine Seyrig - Countess Elisabeth Bathory
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      Daniele Ouimet - Valerie Tardieu
    • John Karlen
      John Karlen - Stefan Chiltern
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      Andrea Rau - Ilona Harczy
    • Paul Esser
      Paul Esser - Hotel clerk

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stylish, Dark and Funny

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      I saw this at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco several years ago, in a rep. double feature with "Un Flic" (A Policeman). The stylish hotel interior and countess' stylized acting make the film a pleasure to watch (though the subject matter is sinister). It would also pair well with "Horror Express".

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