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Vampire in Venice (1988)

Nosferatu a Venezia (original title)
Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

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Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano (uncredited) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... Nosferatu
Christopher Plummer ... Professor Paris Catalano
Donald Pleasence ... Don Alvise
Barbara De Rossi ... Helietta Canins
Yorgo Voyagis ... Dr. Barneval
Anne Knecht Anne Knecht ... Maria Canins
Elvire Audray ... Uta Barneval
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... Medium
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Princess
La Chunga La Chunga ... Woman at Gypsy Camp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miles Jonn-Dalton ... The Monsieur
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Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire in Venice See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

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1.85 : 1
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On his first day, Klaus Kinski got into a violent argument with director Mario Caiano and refused to work with him. The director then agreed to leave the set (after being paid his full salary), the third director to leave the picture before principal photography was complete. Facing disaster, producer Augusto Caminito then decided to direct the film himself so he wouldn't have to pay another director. Since he had almost no directing experience, he was helped by his assistant Luigi Cozzi. Kinski also reportedly directed some scenes himself. See more »

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Venice is for vampires
5 January 2014 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

A vampire hunter (Christopher Plummer) goes to Venice where the infamous vampire Nosferatu (Klaus Kinski) was last seen 2 centuries ago, and soon Old Two Teeth starts biting necks again, as old habits die hard. Traditional methods like sunlight or the sign of the cross do not scare Nosferatu, but it is said the love of a virgin might be dangerous to him, is any of the ladies interested?

It's not a good movie, it's not a bad movie, it simply is a pile of various bits and pieces, ranging from genius to rubbish. After several directors were fired, producer Caminito finished the movie somehow - I imagine it must have been a case of "it's better to make a painful break than draw out the agony". Venice, however, is a perfect setting for a vampire movie with its ancient, dark, decaying buildings. The warm, colorful carnival scenes provide stark contrast for the cold blue light of the early morning chases when Nosferatu is looking for victims. Unfortunately, when the tension is rising, often something ridiculous happens, for example the attempt to shoot the vampire with a shotgun (results in a cannonball hole to see through) which will immediately destroy the efforts. It's too clumsy to appeal to an art movie audience (who may have enjoyed Herzog's Nosferatu) and too confusing to be Saturday night fun for horror flick fans. Under the circumstances of its production, it's no surprise that 'Nosferatu a Venezia' failed, but I admit it is at least an interesting failure which is not just another vampire movie.

I watched the Italian language DVD which has no subtitles in other languages.


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