RARE Horror and Science Fiction Thrillers
Daughters of Darkness (2-Disc Special Edition)
Art-movie goddess Delphine Seyrig (Last Year at Marienbad) slinks through the plush Eurotrash settings as the deathless Elizabeth Bathory, Vampire Countess, in Harry Kümel's minor Dutch classic of lesbian erotic-gothic. Blood mingles with water during the languorous shower scenes. Set at an upper-crust seaside resort, the 1971 film recounts Bathory's plot to replace her current consort (Andrea Rau) with a fresher specimen, an abused newlywed whose brutal young husband is an inconvenience waiting to be eliminated. Although both the bi-sex and the neck-biting violence are tame by today's standards, the film has a graceful, gliding sense of pace that gets under your skin; something unspeakably kinky always seems to be just about to happen. It never quite does, but the mood lingers.
# Actors: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau, Paul Esser
Format: Color, DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)