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This badly-dated but interesting variant on the vampire subgenre is loosely based on the Simon Raven novel Doctors Wear Scarlet. The story details the seduction of an Oxford resident (Patrick Mower) into a satanic vampire society while studying in Greece. The chief twist here is that vampirism is treated not as a supernatural affliction, but as a bizarre form of sexual gratification -- an alternative lifestyle in which Mower is soon immersed, thanks to the manipulations of an exotic Greek siren. After some silly scenes featuring a lot of groovin' hippie orgies and silly psychedelic lighting effects, Mower returns to England to continue his sanguinary obsession in earnest, focusing his bloodthirsty desires on his prudish fiancee -- who is not so willing to embrace this new lifestyle. Despite the aforementioned painful attempts at hipness, this film shapes up to be an effective thriller -- perhaps the first to put a psychological spin on the vampire pantheon. Peter Cushing and Patrick Macnee are on hand in very small but effective supporting roles. Released also under the more "trendy" title Incense for the Damned.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2005
UPC: 0014381172324
Original Release: 1970
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:23:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alexander Davion Tony Seymour
Imogen Hassall Chriseis Constandindi
Madeline Hinde Penelope
David Lodge Colonel
Patrick MacNee Maj. Derek Longbow
Peter Cushing Dr. Walter Goodrich
William Mervyn Honeydew
Patrick Mower Richard Fountain
Johnny Sekka Bob Kirby
Edward Woodward Dr. Holstrom
John Barron Actor
Christos Eleftheniades Actor
Theodosia Elefthreadon Actor
Theo Moreos Actor
Nick Pandelides Actor
Andreas Potamitis Actor
Valerie VanOst Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Hartford-Davis Director,Producer
Desmond Dickinson Cinematographer
Graham Harris Producer
Julian More Screenwriter
Peter Newbrook Producer
Robert Richards Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bloodsuckers
1. Main Title; Looking for Richard [6:13]
2. A Strange Cult [10:03]
3. Trouble in Greece [9:45]
4. The Monastery [8:05]
5. A Vision [2:19]
6. Catching Up With Chriseis [3:40]
7. Strange Explanation [10:17]
8. Taking Control [5:46]
9. Back to Normal? [4:55]
10. Under Pressure [7:09]
11. Ghost From the Past [11:02]
12. Breaking the Cycle [3:32]

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