After the success of his Fantomas films, French director Louis Feuillade attempted to create the ultimate espionage serial, a ten-episode, seven-hour epic called Les Vampires. Edouard Mathe stars as Philippe Guerande, a crime-fighting journalist who attempts to penetrate the international ring of thieves known as The Vampires. Among the most fascinating of these sophisticated thieves and assassins is Irma Vep (Musidora), a black-clad seductress whose name is an anagram for "vampre" and who endures today as an icon of European cinema. At times gruesome, fantastic, and romantic, Les Vampires was a spectacular accomplishment that influenced filmmakers for generations. This Kino Classics edition is authorized by the Gaumont Studios, and was mastered in HD from 35mm film elements restored by the Cin?math?que Fran?aise, and is accompanied by a new musical score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Writer/director Louis Feuillade's landmark crime serial comes home in this set featuring all 10 unforgettable chapters of LES VAMPIRES, painstakingly restored from 35mm by Cinémathèque Françoise.
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