Vampyros Lesbos (1971)
Director: Jesus Franco
Main Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Stromberg
Storyline: A tale a young woman and her interest in the countess of seduction.
Review (Spoils): Linda (Ewa Stromberg ) has erotic dreams with about a strange woman so her doctor suggests her to start to explore this. She gets an estate run by Countess Nadine Oskudar (Soledad Miranda) which just so happens to be owned at one time by Count Dracula. The countess then attacks Linda and since that moment she starts to be treated for being insane. So the ex boyfriend of Linda and some vampire experts head out to put an end to the Countess.
This film is basically some weird dreams, some sexual lesbian erotic stuff and limited neck biting of red goop on blood. Nothing over the top gory or nothing shocking except maybe the display of art in the film. The plot line is pretty basic and nothing is really over the top entertaining. We have the beautiful Soledad Miranda parading around in stocking and dancing and biting necks.
Rating: This movie actually can be pretty boring and I even have the uncut version. I’m not sure why but I was expecting a lot more out of this film. I’m giving this a low rating as it is not recommending for everyone but it will get basic stars because we have Soledad Miranda roaming around in sexy stocking through the film and that is worth something.
Lady Frankenstein (1971)
Director: Mel Welles, Aureliano Luppi
Main Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri, Paul Muller, Peter Whiteman, Renate Kasche
Storyline: The daughter of Frankenstein falls in love and wants to transplant her lover’s brain in a hunky man to prolong his life.
Review (Spoils): Dr. Frankenstein get killed by the monster that he created, a tall golem one eyed beast. The doctor’s daughter Tina continues the experiments with her dad assistant Marshall and they fall in love. During this the monster is still walking the land murdering people and Tina wants to transplant Marshall’s brain in a hunky retarded servant named Stephen’s body.
This leads the film into a love story, a man monster with some cool make up, murder so that her boyfriend can have the perfect figure, some nakedness, love making and some good body swaps. The film does not rely on blood as there is barely any but instead feeds off of the presence of actress Rosalba Neri which is a good thing. She is a very attractive woman and her acting is very well done as she carries the film. The monster make up is even pretty decent for the budget the film was playing with. Wait till the ending which I have read was banned because it crossed the moral line.
Rating: This film did scream Hammer, it has all the look and feel but of course it isn’t one. But I do have to say I would take Rosalba Neri on the screen over Peter Cushing any day.