This is probably Jess Franco's most notorious film (first released in the UK as The Bare Breasted Contessa). But it is not entirely satisfactory.
It's strange enough all right, but most of the characters are sketchy and the plot - as it is - moves along far too slowly.
What are more than satisfactory, however, are the scenes featuring the contessa herself.
Lina Romay, 19 when she was discovered by Franco, plays the erotically-driven vampire and, although expressionless, is totally watchable throughout.
Romay gives an astonishingly uninhibited performance and has some very sexy scenes.
This is also one for the fetishists, whether your bag is belts or oral, capes,… Read more