After the success of his Fant (Mas films, French director Louis Feuillade attempted to create the ultimate espionage serial, a ten episode, seven-hour epic called Les Vampires. Douard Mathé stars as Philippe Guerande, a crime fighting journalist who attempts to penetrate the international ring of thieves known as the Vampires. Among the most fascinating of these sophisticated thieves and assassins is Irma Vep (Musidora), a black clad seductress whose name is an anagram for "Vampre" and who endures today as an icon of European cinema. At times gruesome, fantastic, and romantic, Les Vampires was a spectacular accomplishment that influenced filmmakers for generations. This Kino Classics edition is authorized by the Gaumont Studios, and was mastered in HD from 35mm film elements restored by the Cinémathèque Française, and is accompanied by a new musical score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.