It looks like December is going to be a major vampire month for Severin Films. The final month of the year will find them releasing Jesus Franco’s Count Dracula on blu-ray. This film, which features Christopher Lee as the Count and Klaus Kinski as Renfield, will include an array of extras that includes the famous experimental documentary Cuadecuc, Vampir. They will also be releasing The Trail Of Dracula, a feature-length documentary about the character’s influence on pop culture, via their sublabel InterVision. Read on for all the beautiful bloodsucking details, including covers and a list of extras…
Severin To Release COUNT DRACULA With Christopher Lee On Blu-Ray in December
HD Disc Of Jess Franco’s 1970 Film Will Include
First Ever US Release Of Experimental ‘Making Of’ Feature CUADECUC, VAMPIR
In 1970, cult director Jess Franco and screen legend Christopher Lee collaborated on what they promised would be the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel ever filmed. From its remarkable performances – including Lee as the Count, Herbert Lom (MARK OF THE DEVIL) as Van Helsing, Soledad Miranda (VAMPYROS LESBOS) as Lucy, Maria Rohm (VENUS IN FURS) as Mina, and authentic madman Klaus Kinski as Renfield – to its lush locations and atmosphere of sinister sensuality, it remains perhaps the most spellbinding version of Dracula in movie history. Fred Williams (SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) and Paul Muller (NIGHTMARE CASTLE) co-star in this “thrilling” (Twins Of Evil) and “fascinating” (Arrow In The Head) horror classic, now fully restored, loaded with all-new Bonus Features including Pere Potrabella’s experimental ‘making of’ feature CUADECUC, VAMPIR, and re-mastered in high-definition for the first time ever.
Specs and art are as follows:
Uncut Feature in HD (Includes Controversial Previously Deleted Baby Scene) at Franco’s Approved Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
CUADECUC, VAMPIR (1970): Experimental ‘Making Of’ Feature By Pere Portabella
Audio Commentary with horror historian David Del Valle and Actress Maria Rohm
Beloved Count Interview with Director Jess Franco
An Interview With Actor Jack Taylor
Handsome Harker’ Interview With Actor Fred Williams
Christopher Lee Reads Dracula
’Stake Holders’ An Appreciation By Filmmaker Christophe Gans
On the same day and date Severin’s sister label Intervision Picture Corp will release the brand new feature length documentary THE TRAIL OF DRACULA – an in-depth look at the lord of the vampires’ origins, the creation of Bram Stoker’s novel, and his journey through popular entertainment of the 20th century. The DVD will also include audio interviews with several actors who have played the Count including Christopher Lee and Udo Kier and over 90 minutes of Dracula movie trailers.