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Daughters of Darkness (1971) 4K Blu-ray: A vampire erotica

U.S. cult film label Blue Underground will be releasing Director Harry Kumel’s stylish vampire horror, Daughters of Darkness (1971) on a remaster 4K Blu-ray edition. More information to be released at a future date.

International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (Last Year at Marienbad) stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young “companion” (Goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (French beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen of Dark Shadows and Cagney & Lacey), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art-house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.

A purposefully difficult-to-classify hybrid of European art-film austerity and borderline campy erotic-horror excess

James Kendrick — Q Network Film Desk

Co-written and directed by Harry Kumel, Daughters of Darkness remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. Blue Underground is proud to present the Director’s Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker newly remastered in High Definition and packed with Extras, including brand new interviews with Harry Kumel, Danielle Ouimet, and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot.



Release date: October 27, 2020
Genre: Horror


DirectorHarry Kümel
CastDelphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
CountryBelgium / France / West Germany
Production Year1971
Discs4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + CD
Region4K Blu-ray – Region Free / 2K Blu-ray – Region A
Run Time100 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K / 1.66:1
AudioTBA
SubtitleTBA
AKALes lèvres rouges
StudioBlue Underground

Special features

BRAND NEW 4K 16-BIT RESTORATION FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE SUPERVISED AND APPROVED BY DIRECTOR HARRY KUMEL
DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE RESTORATION
ENGLISH DOLBY ATMOS TRACK, plus French DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 track
NEW Audio Commentary #3 with Kat Ellinger, author of Devil’s Advocates: Daughters of Darkness
NEW Alternate U.S. Main Titles
NEW Poster & Still Gallery
NEW Theatrical Trailers
Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel
Audio Commentary #2 with Star John Karlen and Journalist David Del Valle
Locations of Darkness – Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot
Playing the Victim – Interview with Star Danielle Ouimet
Daughter of Darkness – Interview with Star Andrea Rau
Radio Spots
Optional Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, English for French Audio
REGION--FREE
CD DISC: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by François de Roubaix
Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
Limited Edition Lenticular Slipcover on First Pressing Only

Daughters of Darkness is a pitch perfect exercise in mood, tone and tension and, if you’re willing to let it work you over, it casts a slick, strange and chilly spell that sticks long after the screen has faded to red.

Chris Alexander — Alexander on Film

Daughters of Darkness (1971) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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