Twins of Evil [Blu-ray] [1971]

  • SKU: 20402163
  • Release Date: 07/10/2012
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features


  • The Flesh and the Fury: X-Posing Twins of Evil (94 mins.) - An all-new, feature-length documentary exploring Hammer's infamous 'Karnstein' trilogy, from the origin of Carmilla, to the making of Twins Of Evil!
  • The Props That Hammer Built: The Kinsey Collection - Featurette (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Motion Still Gallery (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Deleted Scene (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Isolated Music & Effects Track (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Synopsis


Twins of Evil
This entry in Hammer Films' long-running vampire series of the '60s and '70s is one of the most evocative and original. The story features voluptuous twin Playboy centerfolds Madeleine and Mary Collinson as sisters who, without parents, are sent to stay with their oppressive uncle (Peter Cushing, looking more emaciated than ever), who happens to live near the sinister Karnstein Castle, the locale of countless vampiric happenings in two prequels (The Vampire Lovers and Lust for a Vampire). One of the twins wanders over and meets the dashing Count Karstein (Damien Thomas), a vampire who later uses the girl's blood to awaken his long-lost ancestor from the dead. Of course, the uncle predictably gives chase once trouble starts, but there is a clever plot twist as the count switches the twins before one is about to be burned at the stake for her supposed satanic involvements. Twins of Evil unabashedly exploits the twins' assets to pump up the film's sex appeal; it also seems to cater to viewers with a vampire fetish. Still, neither is necessarily a bad thing in a vampire film; Twins of Evil does create an effectively sensuous mood while also managing to sustain a fair amount of tension throughout the picture. Although Universal Pictures, the U.S. distributor, extracted nearly all of the flesh and bloodletting from its release, the original British cut retains everything and is the usual copy found on video. Like its predecessors, the script for Twins of Evil is loosely based on LeFanu's classic vampire story Carmilla. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Peter Cushing
    Peter Cushing - Gustav Weil
  • Madeleine Collinson
    Madeleine Collinson - Frieda Gellhorn
  • Mary Collinson
    Mary Collinson - Maria
  • Kathleen Byron
    Kathleen Byron - Katy Weil
  • Dennis Price
    Dennis Price - Dietrich



Overall customer rating

4.3
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    really odd

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    4dannyb
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    the movie really seems to try to be a vampire flick, really not, more satanic if you like Hammer flicks give this one a look or if you like nudity picture and sound are outstanding

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gothic and beautiful

    Posted
    FulciLives
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    This is the best version of this film I have ever seen. Synapse Films cool collection of awsome Hammer Horror movies keeps getting better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hammer Classic

    Posted
    Emanouel
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    Synapse supplies us with great transfer and great extras. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great blu ray

    Posted
    sewnonlegs
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    Great blu ray. Awesome picture quality and sound. All around great.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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