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Countess Dracula SE in September

Network have announced the UK DVD release of Countess Dracula (Special Edition) for 11th September 2006 priced at £14.99. In medieval Europe the twisted, aging widow Countess Elisabeth (Ingrid Pitt – Where Eagles Dare, The Vampire Lovers), reigns with a rod of iron alongside her lover, Captain Dobi (Nigel Green - Zulu, The Ipcress File). In a fit of rage she strikes out at one of her chambermaids and is surprised to discover that the area of skin where the maid's blood has landed has become youthful and smooth. Therefore she slaughters the girl and bathes in her blood, transforming the Countess into a buxom, vampiric siren. Finding the key to eternal youth, she coerces Dobi to abduct a string of young virgins to keep her supplied with the blood she craves to stay beautiful...

Extras include:

  • Audio commentary with Ingrid Pitt and horror experts Kim Newman and Stephen Jones
  • Booklet written by Stephen Jones
  • Archive news clip celebration of fifty years of Hammer from Meridian TV in 1999
  • Archive interview with Ingrid Pitt from Tonight in 1999
  • Thriller episode: Where the Action Is featuring Ingrid Pitt
  • Conceptions of Murder: Peter and Maria – a 1970 play about mass murder, starring Nigel Green
  • Theatrical trailer

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