vampire lord returns to his ancestral castle in the Carpathian Mountains.
He plans to transform himself into a super vampire with limitless destructive
power (and the ability to survive in the daylight). But to accomplish
this, however, he needs the unique blood of a village beauty named Milena.
A monk named Livr - the exiled confessor of Empress Elizabeth - now lives
at a monastery in the area and is determined to defeat Lord Strigev.
remarkable Russian film, based on a novel by classic SciFi/horror writer
Aleksei Tolstoy (1882-1945), is an obvious
homage to the British Hammer films of the '60s and '70s. The vampires
are afraid of crosses, sun and holy water. The cast is excellent with
sizzling chemistry between the gorgeous Aglaya Shilovskaya and Konstantin
Kryukov, matched by award-winning Sergey Ginzburg's top notch cinematography.
film with English subtitles; widescreen, 84 minutes;
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
for Mature Audiences