BN.com Gift Guide

Planet of the Vampires

Overview

This classic blend of science-fiction and horror belies its extremely low budget with buckets of atmosphere and some genuinely creepy setpieces. The story concerns the crews of two spaceships, who land on a foggy, seemingly deserted planet. What they don't know is that the planet was home to a race of vampiric aliens, who possess their minds, eventually rising from their strange, misty graves to seek human blood. Legendary director Mario Bava once again proves himself a master at atmospheric composition, using ...
See more details below
Blu-ray
$17.99
BN.com price
(Save 40%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Blu-ray)
  • All (1) from $20.24   
  • New (1) from $20.24   

Overview

This classic blend of science-fiction and horror belies its extremely low budget with buckets of atmosphere and some genuinely creepy setpieces. The story concerns the crews of two spaceships, who land on a foggy, seemingly deserted planet. What they don't know is that the planet was home to a race of vampiric aliens, who possess their minds, eventually rising from their strange, misty graves to seek human blood. Legendary director Mario Bava once again proves himself a master at atmospheric composition, using color, sound, and minimalistic sets in original and unnerving ways. Barry Sullivan stars with Angel Aranda and Brazilian actress Norma Bengell. The American version, running several minutes shorter than the original, was put together by Ib Melchior The Angry Red Planet.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Audio commentary with Mario Bava biographer Tim Lucas; "Trailers from Hell" with Joe Dante; Original trailer; Still gallery and more
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Derek Hill
Though not considered one of director Mario Bava's greatest achievements, Planet of the Vampires is nevertheless a pulp science-fiction lover's dream. Many of the director's stylistic trademarks are well represented here, from his extensive use of color filters to his imaginative camera shots and gothic horror preoccupations. At times, the film looks like a pulp cover come to life -- the garish primary- color glow of the alien landscape; the undead crewmen, wrapped in plastic, rising from their makeshift metal tombs; the discovery of the massive "vampire" skeletons inside the creatures' crashed spacecraft; and the crew wearing tight black leather uniforms with lightning bolt insignias on their chests. Bava makes the most out of his limited budget, giving the film a surreal pop art glow that puts many bigger productions to shame. Along with It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958), this atmospheric sci-fi shocker would go on to influence Ridley Scott's big-budget B-movie, Alien (1979).
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2014
  • UPC: 738329144821
  • Original Release: 1965
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lorber Films (Kino)
  • Region Code: A
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 17,410

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barry Sullivan Capt. Mark Markary
Norma Bengell Sanya
Angel Aranda Wess
Evi Marandi Tiona
Fernando Villena Karan
Stelio Candelli Mud
Massimo Righi Nordeg
Mario Morales Eldon
Ivan Rassimov Kell
Rick Boyd Keir/Key
Alberto Cevenini Wan
Technical Credits
Mario Bava Director, Screenwriter
Samuel Z. Arkoff Producer
Alberto Bevilacqua Screenwriter
Salvatore Billitteri Associate Producer
Callisto Cosulich Screenwriter
Romana Fortini Editor
Amato Garbini Makeup
Antonio Gimeno Editor
Giorgio Giovannini Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Louis M. Heyward Screenwriter
Fulvio Lucisano Producer
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. Score Composer
Gabriele Mayer Costumes/Costume Designer
Ib Melchior Original Story, Screenwriter
James H. Nicholson Producer
Antonio Perez Olea Score Composer
Antonio Rinaldi Cinematographer
Antonio Román Screenwriter
Rafael J. Salvia Screenwriter
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously