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Blood Suckers/Blood Thirst
     

Blood Suckers/Blood Thirst

Director: Newt Arnold, Robert Hartford-Davis, Alexander Davion, Vic Diaz

Cast: Newt Arnold, Robert Hartford-Davis, Alexander Davion, Vic Diaz

 
Something Weird Video releases another pair of forgotten drive-in classics on this DVD, this time two films which actually made the rounds together as a double feature in the early '70s. Bloodsuckers is an erotic vampire tale that reflects its period with charming psychedelic touches; the black-and-white Filipino feature Blood Thirst mixes the horror and

Overview

Something Weird Video releases another pair of forgotten drive-in classics on this DVD, this time two films which actually made the rounds together as a double feature in the early '70s. Bloodsuckers is an erotic vampire tale that reflects its period with charming psychedelic touches; the black-and-white Filipino feature Blood Thirst mixes the horror and private eye genres with suitably tawdry results. As is par for the course with Something Weird reissues, the fidelity of image isn't pristine, though the sound and picture are above average for their library (consisting mainly of obscure exploitation features, it's a wonder that even tattered prints of the films they deal with still exist). The disc also includes a pair of stupefying short subjects: an abridged version of Horny Vampire, a mildly pornographic horror-comedy filmed by cult favorite Ray Dennis Steckler about a Jewish vampire who looks for love on the Las Vegas strip, and Midsummer Nightmare, an ancient nudie reel that shows a haggard old witch turn herself into a beautiful showgirl and then indulge in some desultory stripteasing. Neither will be edifying for anyone aside from completists. There's a handful of great trailers for vampiric double features of the past and nostalgic drive-in advertisements for concession stand treats and promotional schemes. As with other Something Weird DVDs, the viewer can choose the option of watching the films, trailers and ads in sequence to replicate a night out at the drive-in, and they include a collection of ad mats for similar blood-curdling features. While Something Weird has dug up wilder, more exotic documents for public consumption, fans of vampire films should be entertained by the atypical blood guzzlers on display in these otherwise unavailable films.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2001
UPC:
0014381058529
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
3:23:00
Sales rank:
50,231

Special Features

Digitally remastered; Original theatrical combo trailer; Theatrical combo trailers for "The Crawling Thing"; "Creature of Evil"; "Devil Woman"; "Dragons Never Die"; "The Embalmer"; "The She Beast"; "Night of the Witches"; "Dr. Frankenstein on Campus"; "Orgy of the Living Dead"; Theatrical featurette: "The Horny Vampire"; Archival short subject: "Midsummer Nightmare"; "Let's Go to the Drive-In" interactive feature allowing uninterrupted playback of over three hours worth of blood-curling drive-in madness; Classic drive-in intermission shorts; Gallery of drive-in exploitation art with drive-in intermission announcements

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Index: Blood Suckers
1. Main Title: Looking For Richard [6:10]
2. A Strange Cult [7:24]
3. Trouble In Greece [9:47]
4. The Monastery [8:06]
5. A Vision [2:19]
6. Catching Up With Chriseis [3:54]
7. Strange Explanation [10:17]
8. Taking Control [5:47]
9. Back To Normal [4:55]
10. Under Pressure [7:09]
11. Ghost From The Past [11:04]
12. Breaking The Cycle [3:33]
0. Chapter Index: Blood Thirst
1. Main Title: Death In Manila [3:32]
2. A Helping Hand [10:00]
3. The Barrio Club [6:13]
4. An Interesting Story [6:53]
5. An Expensive Proposition [5:43]
6. Getting The Brush [7:15]
7. Trouble With A Capital "T" [6:03]
8. Tipped-Off [4:48]
9. An Extra Pair Of Eyes [6:16]
10. The Ritual [2:21]
11. Too Close For Comfort [8:40]
12. A Matter Of Time [5:41]

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