So this was interesting. But there, instead of pure women, the count encounters incestuous lesbians with vile blood and Marxist manservant Mario (Joe Dallesandro), who's suspicious of the aristocratic Dracula.
Regal In this retelling of the story of Dracula, the world's most famous vampire (Udo Kier, in a breathtaking and charismatic role as the count) lives in rapid deterioration in Romania with his watcher, Anton. 'Blood For Dracula' is essential viewing for all 1970s cult movie buffs. This Dracula only craves the necks of virgins (infamously pronounced "where-gins" in Kier's heavy German accent) and, in fact, "impure" blood makes him grotesquely regurgitate. Review by Joe Pro. Coming Soon. Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2008. He's a strange looking man and perfectly suited to the lead in the film. October 19, 2009 Mario contacts the Marquee Di Fiore (Vittorio De Sica) and his greedy wife (Maxime McKendry) invites them to stay in their manor and introduces their daughter Esmeralda (Milena Vukotic), Saphiria (Dominique Darel), Rubinia (Stefania Casini) and Perla (Silvia Dionisio). There are some truly amazing images in this one. The video and audio quality is from another era but don’t expect to be blown away as the technology was completely different to what it is today. Thankfully there’s some fun special features that include audio commentary, production stills with audio commentary and screen tests with audio commentary. The dialogue is wild and delicious, helped along by hugely overstated accents of all kinds and exaggerated overacting and in many cases - no acting at all. Udo Kier is terrific as the needy count while pretty boy and Morrissey regular Joe Dallesandro has the time of his life portraying the manly skirt-chaser. Blood for Dracula Image 1974 / Color / 1:85 anamorphic 16:9 / 103 108 min. Much more easy on the eye is the sight of a naked Joe Dallesandro, the camera drinks it's fill of this guy and many close-ups of his amazing face fill the screen. Reviewer: Peter Bourke. | Rating: 1.5/5, September 29, 2005 I hate to admit it, but the so-called golden age of the 30's is a tad slow for my taste, and of course the fact that I'm an adult stands between me and the latest Vamp-craze. Morrissey gives us background information on most of the images presented to us and once more he proves to have a really solid memory of making this film as his recollections are again quite interesting. Soon Dracula finds that Saphiria and Rubinia are not pure since they are lovers of the Marquee's servant Anton (Arno Juerging). I first saw this movie at the theater years ago when it first came out. Blood for Dracula Genre: Horror Distributor: Shock Running Time: 103 Rating: R18+ Reviewer: Peter Bourke Blood for Dracula is the follow-up of Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein that ironically was produced by Andy Warhol, including this film. thus the humorous tone is set for the rest of the film. I have mixed feelings about this movie. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. He has worn out his welcome in his Romanian homeland, so he and Anton journey to Italy, counting on Catholic chastity to yield great rewards. Arno Juerging serves as the perfect compliment, leering over the girls he hopes to help the count acquire and bringing to his role a sense of unearthly loyalty to his master. | Fresh (11) The 'actors' are about as convincing as the housewife and the delivery man in your favorite skin flick. Image's 1.78.1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very nice and proves to be a vast improvement over the previous Criterion DVD release (which was a non-anamorphic port of their laserdisc transfer). It has been restored to a pristine print.
Paul Morrissey's follow-up to his outrageous FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN is much more low key but superior in many ways, with a witty script, funny performances and some genuinely shocking moments. Blood for Dracula, also known as “Dracula cerca sangue di vergine… e morì di sete!! Blood for Dracula. Morrissey once again teams the legendary Udo Kier ('The Story Of O', 'Suspiria') with Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro, and the creepy Arno Juerging (Otto from '...Frankenstein'), and adds to the strong supporting cast Italian veteran Vittorio De Sica, and even a cameo from director Roman Polanski.
That being said, it is not without it's own intellectual overtones. This stomach-turning brew is an acquired taste and in way too long but Horror Fans with a sense of humour may enjoy it. Morrissey's direction is excellent in the film. The sheer brilliance of this film completely lies in the characterization of the bloodsucking count. Blood for Dracula is funny in a very Tim & Eric sort of way: it derives its humor based on the intentional exploitation of the viewer's preconceived notions of what constitutes as camp.