Blood For Dracula (1974, Paul Morrissey) Starring Stefania Casini AKA Andy Warhol's Dracula, because he paid for it. I've heard this was made with what was left over from Flesh for Frankenstein. If this turned out better because they had less money, it's a good argument for low budgets, because this is the far superior, and funnier, of the two.
This one especially.
I don't know how long before whoever put it up gets removed from Youtube, so enjoy it while you can. It's exactly Stefania's appearance and expressions in this film (and Novecento) that I based my version of Lulu upon.
Kier as Dracula here, I believe, invented Kraftwerk's costumes. He's
hilariously whiny in this film, and no one ever looked more elegant
throwing up blood while wearing a tux.
Dallesandro as a communist handyman brings class warfare with the
aristocrats into the mix. As well as getting his own bit of exploitation
in return. A lot of rough and slow spots but the good stuff makes up
for it. And look for a cameo by a very sun-ruddy (I'm guessing ski tan)
young Roman Polanski.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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