I've gotta admit Vault Dwellers, I'm kind of out of my element on this one as I've never seen DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS before, but if it's good enough for Bill Lustig to release, then I guess it's good enough for me to watch! Harry Kumel's artsy tale of vampirism truly received the royal treatment for this release, which boasts a 4K restoration struck from an original negative, various new & existing bonus features, a lenticular cover, collectible booklet, and the soundtrack CD! If any of that piqued your curiosity or made you drool a tad, then keep reading to learn more about this latest addition to Blue Underground's catalog!
Synopsis: International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD) 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 (Canadian 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 now proud to present the uncensored Director s Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker in a gorgeous restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its long-lost original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, packed with revealing extras!
Not Rated | Color | 100 minutes | Region Free
Video - 2160p & 1080p Widescreen (1.67:1)
Audio - English Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Mono
French: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
- NEW! 4K 16-BIT RESTORATION FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE SUPERVISED AND APPROVED BY DIRECTOR HARRY KUMEL!
- NEW! DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE RESTORATION!
- NEW! ENGLISH DOLBY ATMOS TRACK, plus French DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 track
- NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Kat Ellinger, Author of Devil's Advocates: Daughters of Darkness!
- NEW! Alternate U.S. Main Titles!
- NEW! Poster & Still Gallery!
- NEW! Theatrical Trailers!
- Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel!
- Audio Commentary #2 with Star John Karlen and Journalist David Del Valle!
- Locations of Darkness - Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot!
- Playing the Victim - Interview with Star Danielle Ouimet!
- Daughter of Darkness - Interview with Star Andrea Rau!
- Radio Spots
- NEW! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with music by François de Roubaix!
- NEW! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold!
- Limited Edition Lenticular Slipcover on First Pressing Only!
Regardless of your feelings towards DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, you can't help but admit that this is likely the best the film has ever looked or sounded! Blue Underground's impressive limited edition 4K UHD / Blu-ray / CD combo pack is currently available wherever movies are sold and should cost between $39 - $53! (Pricey? Yes, but damned worth it for the restoration work alone I'd say!) If you're a fan of this film, or just enjoy collecting Blue Underground titles, then snap up a copy of DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!