Et mourir de plaisir (1960) [French cut] AKA Blood and Roses

Young Carmilla is jealous of her friend’s engagement, and her obsession leads her to the tomb of a female vampire. The vampire possesses her and leads her to kill and terrorize the inhabitants of the estate. But is it all in her mind, or is she really under the control of an ancient vampire ancestor?

Director: Roger Vadim. AKA Blood and Roses
Stars: Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli, Annette Vadim, René-Jean Chauffard, Marc Allégret, Alberto Bonucci, Serge Marquand, Gabriella Farinon, Renato Speziali, Edith Peters, Giovanni Di Benedetto, Carmilla Stroyberg, Marc Allégret.


Note: this print is from the German DVD (Reg. 2) and includes the complete nightmare scene.

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  1. Lemmy
    September 14, 2019

    Always wanted to see this version. Cheers Jon!!

  2. Petit
    December 15, 2019

    Thank you for this fantastic blog full of treasures.
    Unfortunately, I have to say that this version is not the one (Vadim’s director cut ?) we had in France when the film was released. The dream sequence had a very long shot of Elsa Martinelli on a flying piano, flying over the Italian countryside. A rather unforgettable scene missing from all the prints available today, prints coming from Paramount archives.

    • Jon W.
      December 15, 2019

      Hello there!
      Thank you for the comment, I didn’t know that, I believe there is a nightmare scene on this version, which comes from the German DVD, is it not complete? Would like to know more about it.

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