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Vampyros Lesbos

Supposedly a camp classic, the only thing this snoring attempt at soft-core eroticism has going for it is its catchy title. A frustrated woman is advised by her doctor to have an affair, and before she knows it she is seduced by a sultry vampire. A lot of other stuff happens, but none of it is comprehensible. The slender plot is interspersed with an egregious amount of stock footage of boats, scorpions, and Istanbul, which does little more than add to the already taxing 92-minute running time. While Jesus Franco's notorious film must be given credit for spawning a much-needed sub-genre of lesbian vampire movies, there are far better examples of the form, like Daughters of Darkness, released a year later. Not even bad enough to be funny. The somewhat-celebrated soundtrack is a pale rip-off of contemporary French pop auteur Serge Gainsbourg. Despite a 1.66:1 widescreen transfer, the opening credits are cut-off at the edges. Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono), keep case.

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