Countess Dracula [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

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Synopsis

Polish actress Ingrid Pitt became a cult figure for her portrayal of the notorious Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory in this Hammer horror film. Bathory finds that bathing in the blood of virgins restores her youthful beauty, and she enlists her servant (Nigel Green in a standout performance) to kidnap her own daughter, Ilona (Lesley-Anne Down). Bathory assumes Ilona's identity to seduce a young man (Sandor Eles), but without a supply of blood, she turns old in a hurry. The real Bathory had no such problems, reportedly slaughtering over 600 young girls before being sealed alive in her room. Pitt and Green are excellent, although director Peter Sasdy -- who helped adapt this story from Valentine Penrose's book The Bloody Countess -- moves the story along at a rather leisurely pace. Still, the performances and typically sumptuous "Hammer look" should make this film appealing to fans of historical horror. Maurice Denham, Patience Collier, and Nike Arrighi co-star. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Release Date
5/6/14 
Studio
Synapse
MPAA Rating
PG -- Parental guidance suggested
Length
1 hour, 33 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (Recorded in mono, but split to give the illusion of a stereo mix on home theater systems).
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • Audio commentary with actress Ingrid Pitt, director Peter Sasdy, screenwriter Jeremy Paul and actor Jonathan Sothcott
  • Immortal countess: the cinematic life of Ingrid Pitt - featurette
  • Archival audio interview with Ingrid Pitt
  • Still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible cover artwork
Number of Discs
2

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