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I VAMPIRI (1956) * with switchable English subtitles *

Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava (uncredited) Writers: Piero Regnoli (story), Rijk Sijöstrom (story), 4 more credits » Stars: Gianna Maria Canale, Carlo D'Angelo, Dario Michaelis
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Essentially a spin on the Countess Elisabeth Bathory legend, I Vampiri is set in France. A female corpse showing no notable signs of injury and completely drained of blood is fished out of a lake. The victim turns out to be the fourth in a period of six months. All have been young females with the same blood type and forensics uncovers that each victim has a small, syringe-like puncture wound on the body.  The local newspapers are full of headlines about a vampire killer on the loose. Seeing as how the police - led by Inspector Chantal - don't seem to have a clue, famous reporter Pierre Lantin decides to step in and investigate. One evening, while left alone in her theatre, a dancer is accosted by a tall, pale man, who chloroforms and then kidnaps her. The assailant - Joseph Signoret - turns out to be a pathetic junkie so desperate for a fix, he's at the whim of an enraptured mad doctor and his assistant, who are experimenting in youth restoration. Schoolgirl Lorette, who seems to have eyes for Pierre and vice versa, turns up missing next after agreeing to deliver a letter to an apartment for a blind man.


In Italian with switchable English subtitles.  Approx.  78 minutes.

Very good film quality with some pixellization issues.  Some sound-to-synchronization issues from the original print.



PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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