- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 30, 2008
- Originally Released: 1971
- Label: Blue Underground
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
- Dolby Digital 1.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Harry Kumel, Director
- John Karlen, Actor; David Del Valle, Journalist
- Harry Kumel, Director; Pierre Drouot, Co-Writer
- Danielle Ouimet, Actor - PLAYING THE VICTIM
- Andrea Rau, Actor - DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS
- Theatrical Trailer
- Radio Spots
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 02/12/2004
"DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS is an ultra-sophisticated triumph of style and mood, ineffably poignant and ever verging on camp but too confident and knowing to lapse into it."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2007
"[E]levated to the status of high 'camp' art by Delphine Seyrig's ineffably slinky Countess Erszebet Bathory..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/25/2011
"[L]oaded with atmosphere, bared flesh, and a haunting turn by the Dietrich-esque Delphine Seyrig..." -- Grade: B+
Delphine Seyrig stars in this classic horror movie as Elizabeth Bathory, a sinister and ageless countess whose ancestor found eternal youth by bathing in the blood of 800 virgins. While staying with her companion Ilona (Rau) at a deserted Belgian hotel, the two meet a newlywed couple who are passing through. One half of the couple (Karlen) is immediately drawn to the countess and, oddly, his entire personality seems to change when he is near her. When bloodless corpses start appearing around the area where the two couple are staying, it becomes apparent that the countess is up to more than her usual amount of trouble. Stylish and mesmerizing, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS is an astonishing accomplishment from director Harry Kümel.
Description by Ryko Distribution:
International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (of LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD fame) stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young ‘companion' (Goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (French beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen of DARK SHADOWS and CAGNEY & LACEY), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.
Co-written and directed by Harry Kümel, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. Blue Underground is proud to present the Director's Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker newly remastered in High Definition and packed with Extras, including brand new interviews with Harry Kümel, Danielle Ouimet, and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot.