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The Vampire Lovers (Roy Ward Baker, 1970)
« on: 23 Nov 2010 - 09:48 »

Dug the MGM Midnite Movies double bill DVD out last night and gave this a watch, first time I'd seen it since getting an NTSC Extended play VHS back in the early '90s. Always remember being a bit pissed off with that tape because my VHS deck at the time couldn't play extended play tapes and so I had to take it to standards converting place and have it transferred to PAL VHS... Cost me about £35 all in just to watch it! It was a rare film back then, at least I couldn't find an alternative way to see t.

Anyways, enjoyed it quite a bit. The plot is threadbare but the ample bosoms of Ingrid Pitt and Madeline Smith in all their naked, pert, glory made up for any shortfalls.

One thing I did notice was the blatant disregard for trying to hide the tennis courts outside one of the country house locations...



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Re: The Vampire Lovers (Roy Ward Baker, 1970)
« Reply #1 on: 23 Nov 2010 - 09:59 »

We watched it last week and I can't say I spotted that. Spotted the naked tits though.
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« Reply #2 on: 23 Nov 2010 - 10:14 »

I haven't bothered to look up when and where tennis was invented but I did wonder about the historical accuracy of the chain-link fences.

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Re: The Vampire Lovers (Roy Ward Baker, 1970)
« Reply #3 on: 23 Nov 2010 - 10:18 »

I haven't bothered to look up when and where tennis was invented but I did wonder about the historical accuracy of the chain-link fences.

Oh yeah, they had tennis back in Tudor times as far as I can remember. It's the fences I was pointing out.  :'(
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« Reply #4 on: 23 Nov 2010 - 14:38 »

Oh yeah, they had tennis back in Tudor times as far as I can remember. It's the fences I was pointing out.  :'(

That was REAL Tennis I do believe, a cross between tennis today and squash, played by Henry VIII in between divorcing and sentencing his wives to death.  Lawn tennis was invented in the late 19th Century.  God knows when chain-link fences first appeared. :'(
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« Reply #5 on: 23 Nov 2010 - 14:50 »

Hold on. From the chain-link fencing wiki page:

"In the United Kingdom the firm of Barnard, Bishop & Barnard was established in Norwich to produce chain-link fencing by machine. The process was developed by Charles Barnard in 1844 based on cloth weaving machines (up until that time Norwich had a long history of cloth manufacture)."

So it is possible that they were being historically accurate.  More by luck than judgement though.  :-\
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« Reply #6 on: 23 Nov 2010 - 16:51 »

So it is possible that they were being historically accurate.  More by luck than judgement though.  :-\

No chance.

It's a modern fence in that screen cap.

Nice one for the tennis pedantry though.  :-\
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Re: The Vampire Lovers (Roy Ward Baker, 1970)
« Reply #7 on: 23 Nov 2010 - 20:45 »

RIP to Ingrid, just a few weeks after her director in this passed away.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11823418

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« Reply #8 on: 25 Nov 2010 - 13:33 »

RIP to Ingrid, just a few weeks after her director in this passed away.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11823418

She was almost an ever present at the film fairs around London 10 years or so ago.  Liked the quote from her draughter:

"She added that she wanted her mother to be remembered as the Countess Dracula with the "wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom". "

Indeed, she had memorable teeth.
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« Reply #9 on: 25 Nov 2010 - 17:03 »


She was almost an ever present at the film fairs around London 10 years or so ago.
I remember seeing her at Westminister film fair and being struck by how charismatic she was.
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Re: The Vampire Lovers (Roy Ward Baker, 1970)
« Reply #10 on: 26 Nov 2010 - 12:51 »

RIP INgrid
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« Reply #11 on: 02 Dec 2010 - 01:20 »

RIP to Ingrid, just a few weeks after her director in this passed away.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11823418

this was so sad.
how strange that when roy ward dies ingrid passes away a few weeks later.

one of my fave brit horrors.
they are gone but will never be forgotten.
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« Reply #12 on: 05 Nov 2013 - 17:31 »


Watched it again last night, I enjoyed it but not as much as when I last saw it, the transfer on the Blu looks pretty decent.


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Re: The Vampire Lovers (Roy Ward Baker, 1970)
« Reply #13 on: 06 Nov 2013 - 07:38 »

Really love this film. I have the shout factory Blu-ray, and as Tanzi says, looks pretty good. Love the atmosphere in this one. People kept telling me that this was the weakest in the Karnstein trilogy,but i thought it was better than "Lust for a vampire"
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