Count Dracula has converted his castle into a tawdry tourist attraction as a means of luring in unsuspecting visitors and draining them of their blood. But his dream is to find the perfect blood type needed to resurrect his bride, Vampira, back to the world of the undead. When one of his latest guests turns out to have blood that’s a perfect match, Dracula is over the moon, until a lab error results in an unexpected change to beloved Vampira: she’s been unintentionally transformed into a soul sister! Determined to restore his wife’s original skin tone, Dracula travels to London in search of the girl responsible for the mishap, much to Vampira's dismay.
A creative mix of vampire film comedy and a hefty dose of social satire from acclaimed director Clive Donner (What’s New Pussycat), OLD DRACULA was first released as VAMPIRA and stars award winning thespian David Niven (The Pink Panther) alongside cult character actress Teresa Graves (Get Christie Love). Featuring gothically tinged cinematography by Anthony Richmond (Don’t Look Now, Candyman), Vinegar Syndrome presents this early 70s British favorite in its U.S. Blu-ray debut, in a brand new 2K restoration.
Directed by: Clive Donner
Starring: David Niven, Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden, Nicky Henson
1974 / 88 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono
• Region A Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
• “A Shot in the Dark” - an interview with cinematographer Anthony Richmond
• Promotional still gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• SDH English subtitles