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Vampire Ecstasy (1973)/Sin You Sinners (1963/Film Movement Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B- Extras: B Films: B/C+

Filmmaker Joe Sarno (Inga, Daddy Darling) is honored in what will be the first of many commemorative Blu-ray releases of his sexploitation films - this release highlighting Vampire Ecstasy (1973) and Sin You Sinners (1963). Both films feature gorgeous women stripping down while supporting a loose narrative and interesting filmmaking that above your average porn film. Shot on low budgets and on film, the movies look as good as they can but have aged considerably.

In Sin You Sinners, an attractive yet aging exotic dancer uses occult forces in the from of a magic amulet to grasp immortality and stop her aging. When her jealous daughter catches on, a heist to steal the amulet is formed which results in all sorts of catastrophes and murder over the power of self image.

Vampire Ecstasy doesn't have a lot in the way of 'plot' to really follow and is more hot vampire chicks (which I'm okay with.) Three beautiful woman inherit a castle and end up encountering a witch and a vampire that charge them in new and unusual ways.

Both films look great on Blu-ray disc and feature stunning 2K digitally remastered 1080p high definition transfers that really don't disappoint in 1.78:1 widescreen and lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks, though one still wonders why the sound was not lossless. The flesh tones look bright and even throughout both films with highly detailed color palettes in Vampire Ecstasy and black and white for Sin You Sinners. Sin is full of scratches and emulsions as a result of the condition of the print, but in many ways this adds to the ''grindhouse-style'' experience rather than detract.

Special Features:

Interview with Vampire Ecstasy director Joe Sarno and producer Chris Nebe

Vampire Ecstasy audio commentary by producer Chris Nebe

A Touch of Horror - featurette in which Joe Sarno describes adapting his style to the horror genre

Vampire Ecstasy German Language Trailer

Vampire Ecstasy English Language Trailer

Sin You Sinners Trailer

Booklet with notes by film scholar Tim Lucas

If you're a fan of erotic horror or sexploitation films then you won't want to miss these.

- James Lockhart



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