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

CounDrac-bluIn 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.


Cuadec-posSpecs 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

TrailDr-dvdHandsome Harker’ Interview With Actor Fred Williams

Christopher Lee Reads Dracula

’Stake Holders’ An Appreciation By Filmmaker Christophe Gans

German Trailer


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.