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Les Vampires [DVD]
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A legendary early masterpiece of French cinema, 'Les Vampires' follows the exploits of a nefarious band of master criminals led by the seductive femme fatale Irma Vep, alluringly played by Musidora. Holding Paris in the grip of terror, the underworld gang are pursued across the city by heroic journalist Philippe Guerande and his sidekick Mazamette. Reflecting the mood of fear and anxiety in World War I era France, this meticulously restored ten-part silent serial from film pioneer Louis Feuillade creator the acclaimed Fantômas serials is a hugely influential and engrossing crime drama from cinema's golden age. Musical accompaniment composed by Eric Le Guen and Chateau Flight. Extras: Louis Feuillade at Work - Incredibly, Feuillade made close to 800 films across nearly every conceivable genre. This fascinating portrait from 1965 examines his creative process and features contributions from several of his colleagues. 1965; 32 minutes // Short films by Louis Feuillade: Une Dame Vraiment Bien; La Legende de la Fileuse; C est pour les Orphelines; L Orgie Romaine
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It's presented in a similiar format, 10 episodes of varying length, each very inventive and entertaining.
Les Vampires are a gang of criminals and the stories invlove them being pursued by journalist Philippe Guerande, while holding Paris in their grip of terror. Irma Vep is particularly strong and seductive as their female leader.
The episodes are visually very impressive often having a surreal, dream-like quality to them. There is a strong musical score to compliment this.
One of the main reasons I've written this review is previous comments have referred to the lack of tinting in this edition. This is true but having researched this, I've found this this version to be the best available. The tinting is effective but this monochrome version has far better picture clarity, without losing detail which can happen with tinting.
Overall, this is an excellent, entertaining series and I'd highly recommend it.
Guerande is an alert and upstanding, if straight-laced character with Mazamette as comic relief (and often deus ex machina), but the real stars are the Vampires, and particularly Irma Vep, bar singer and master thief. Irma Vep, played by the actress Musidora, might be the first movie example of the cat burglar character - beautiful, deadly and fiendishly clever, as effective creeping across a rooftop in a skintight black suit as inflitrating a household as a maid or posing as a bank clerk in pursuit of valuable information. She steals the show so thoroughly that it feels almost like cheating when she is thwarted. The fascination with her has continued well into modern cinema, recreated in loving homages by Georges Franju (in the 1963 remake of Judex, a nostalgic look back at this early age in the movies), Olivier Assayas (in Irma Vep, an 1996 art movie) and of course many others who may not even know the original character.Read more ›
not tinted, its black and white, it's a matter of taste whether you want the tint, would have liked the option to switch that on or off.
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There are a few entirely coincidental details considering this was made in 1915 well before these people came on the scene;
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Pleasant video quality (considering the age), almost no extras, nice packaging and menus.Published 19 months ago by Alessio
Classic, was a great present for an expert in the field who was delighted to get it - everybody happy!Published on 29 July 2014 by Terich
This DVD isn't new, and the other reviewers have covered many of the points I wanted to make. The loss of tinting is a very poor decision, and an excuse of the image having more... Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2010 by Vaughan