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The Vampire and the Ballerina

Renato Polselli’s vampire rally ups the on-screen babe count first and provides horror thrills second, yet Ernesto Gastaldi’s screenplay introduces an interesting wrinkle or two to the bloodsucking genre. This new bilingual release is a good presentation of what for American chiller fans has been a long-absent title.

The Vampire and the Ballerina

Blu-ray

Scream Factory

1960 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 85 min. / L’amante del vampiro / Street Date May 22, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 27.99

Starring: Walter Brandi, Hélène Rémy, Tina Gloriani, María Luisa Rolando, Isarco Ravaioli, Gino Turini (John Turner), Pier Ugo Gragnani.

Cinematography: Angelo Baistrocchi

Film Editor: Renato Cinquini

Assistant Director: Ernesto Gastaldi

Original Music: Aldo Piga

Written by Ernesto Gastaldi, Giuseppe Pellegrini, Renato Polselli

Produced by Bruno Bolognese

Directed by Renato Polselli

We’re told that all of Europe jumped on a horror bandwagon with the success of the first two Technicolor Hammer gothic films, but it took
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Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2017 Lineup Includes Munster, Go Home (1966), Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) & More

One of Daily Dead’s favorite horror events, Drive-In Super Monster-Rama returns to the Riverside Drive-In this September to celebrate its 11th anniversary with screenings of nine horror movies over two nights, including one film featuring everyone's favorite frightening (and fun) family from 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2017 takes place Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, Pa. The celluloid celebration kicks off on Friday with screenings of The Tingler (1959), Munster, Go Home (1966), a surprise 1960s monster movie, and Atom Age Vampire (1960).

The fright-filled fun continues on Saturday with screenings of five horror films: Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), She Demons (1958), and Half Human (1958).

The reels begin rolling at dusk each evening and continue deep into the night. Admission is $10.00 per person and free for children 12 and under (with a parental
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Seddok, L’erede di Satana (Atom Age Vampire)

Seddok, l’erede di Satana (Atom Age Vampire)

Region 2 Pal DVD

Terminal Video Italia Srl

1960 / B&W / 1:66 flat letterbox / 103 min. / Street Date June 12, 2011 / available through Amazon.it / Eur 6,64

Starring: Alberto Lupo, Ivo Garrani, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Rina Franchetti, Franca Parisi, Roberto Bertea.

Cinematography: Aldo Giordani

Film Editor: Gabrielle Varriale

Makeup Effects: Euclide Santoli

Original Music: Armando Trovajoli

Written by: Gino De Santis, Alberto Bevilacqua, Anton Giulio Majano; story by Piero Monviso

Produced by: Elio Ippolito Mellino (as Mario Fava)

Directed by Anton Giulio Majano

Let me herewith take a break from new discs to review an Italian release from six years ago, a movie that for years we knew only as Atom Age Vampire. Until sporadic late- night TV showings appeared, it existed for us ’60s kids as one or two interesting photos in Famous Monsters magazine. Forry Ackerman steered away from adult films, with the effect that
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The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1954 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 130 min. / Street Date December 13, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Marius Goring, Rossano Brazzi, Valentina Cortese, Elizabeth Sellars, Warren Stevens, Enzo Staiola, Mari Aldon, Bessie Love.

Cinematography: Jack Cardiff

Original Music: Mario Nascimbene

Written, Produced and Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

As a teenager, many of my first and strongest movie impressions came not from the movies, but from certain critics. I memorized Robin Wood’s analysis before getting a look at Hitchcock’s Psycho. Raymond Durgnat introduced me to Georges Franju and Luis Buñuel, and I first learned to appreciate a number of great movies including The Barefoot Contessa from Richard Corliss, a terrific critic who championed writers over director-auteurs.

The Barefoot Contessa is a classically structured story, in that it could work as a novel; it’s told from several points of view.
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R.I.P. - Bava Film Composer Armando Trovajoli Dies

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R.I.P. - Bava Film Composer Armando Trovajoli Dies
Armando Trovajoli, known for his work on many Sophia Loren films and more recently, the theme music to Curb Your Enthusiasm, passed away last week at the age of 95.

Trovajoli’s contribution to the horror genre can be heard in Bava’s supremely weird sword and sandal epic Hercules in the Haunted World, the Bava-produced Atom Age Vampire, and Paolo Heusch’s Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory.

Watch the trailer for 1963's Atom Age Vampire, about a doctor who “sacrifices his soul to the cunning gods of evil” in order to restore beauty to the woman he loves. Not much has changed since 1963.

via Variety
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What To Buy this Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for April 18th

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It’s another packed week of DVD and Blu-ray releases, here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, April 18th 2011.

Tron Legacy (DVD/Blu-ray)

When Flynn, the world’s greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

Little Fockers (DVD/Blu-ray)

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-cia father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro) but one important test still lies ahead: will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family’s next “Godfocker” … or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Review.

The Chaperone (DVD
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