BLOOD HUNGER: THE FILMS OF JOSE LARRAZ (BLU-RAY)

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Studio Arrow Films
Format Blu-ray
Genre Horror
Cast Karl Lanchbury, Vivian Neves, Marianne Morris, Anulka, Patricia Granada, Lidia Zuazo
Original Language English/Spanish
Subtitle Language English
Number of Discs 3
Street Date July 21st , 2020
Runtime (in Minutes) 265
Closed Captioned Language English
Screen Format Widescreen
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Audio Mono
One of the most underrated and neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career. In Larraz’s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer’s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat – but soon turns into a descent into deadly depravity. 1974’s Vampyres – perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz’s films – sees a duo of blood-hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion. Meanwhile, in 1978’s The Coming of Sin (La Visita del Vicio, in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality. By turns terrifying, titillating, artful and scandalous, these three films assembled here collectively offer film fans a unique perspective on the fascinating, highly-varied career of one of the horror genre’s most overlooked auteurs.
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