|Lust for a Vampire (1971)
|Release Date:||December 4, 2001|
|Running Time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Distributor:||Anchor Bay Entertainment|
Widescreen anamorphic format.
Commentary by director Jimmy Sangster, star Suzanna Leigh and Hammer Film historian Marcus Hearn.
Poster and Still Gallery.
Cast and crew bios.
|Video Format:||Anamorphic Widescreen (1.66:1)
English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
|Casing:||1-Disc Keep Case
ReviewHammer broke the nudity barrier with "The Vampire Lovers." Based on Le Fanu's book "Carmilla," "The Vampire Lovers" and it's two sequels "Lust For a Vampire" and "Twins of Evil" brought lesbian vampires out of the closeted coffin. "Lust For a Vampire" had a very troubled production history, and is the weakest film in the trilogy. While there are numerous beautiful women in all their bare-breasted glory, "Lust For a Vampire" is hampered by terrible special effects and one of the most contemptuous goofs in film history. More about that later.
The DiscSo-so movie. Great commentary track trashing the movie and shedding light on Hammer's demise. Good picture and sound.
Only one really noticeable artifact and it comes during the scene where you can also see the film crew in nearly half the frame! Other than that, a very good picture. The flesh tones are great, especially the lovely Ms. Stensggard.
Fair sound. It is mono and comes across a bit flat. The high pitched screams are a bit much.
Nice interactive menu. Lots of buxom vampires on display. easy to navigate. My usual complaint about Anchor Bay concerning a lack of photos in the chapter selection part of the menu. Yes, I'm one of those idiots who couldn't order of a menu unless there were pictures.
Suzanna Leigh and Jimmy Sangster have so much fun getting down and dirty about this film. Lots of behind the scenes gossip and catty remarks. One of my all time favorite commentary tracks. Nice poster gallery. Plenty of flesh.
I love Hammer films and even like collecting their inferior titles. This one had potential, but missed the boat. Worth a rental if you aren't a lesbian vampire movie fan. Fans of Hammer and vampire movies will want this one for the library. Very reasonably priced, but that is usually the case with Anchor Bay.