Twins of Evil [Blu-ray]

Twins of Evil [Blu-ray]

Director: John Hough Cast: Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
, Madeleine Collinson
Madeleine Collinson
, Mary Collinson
Mary Collinson
, Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byron
John Hough
Twins of Evil [Blu-ray]

Twins of Evil [Blu-ray]

Director: John Hough Cast: Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
, Madeleine Collinson
Madeleine Collinson
, Mary Collinson
Mary Collinson
, Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byron
John Hough

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Overview

This entry in Hammer Films' long-running vampire series of the '60s and '70s is one of the most evocative and original. The story features voluptuous twin Playboy centerfolds Madeleine and Mary Collinson as sisters who, without parents, are sent to stay with their oppressive uncle (Peter Cushing, looking more emaciated than ever), who happens to live near the sinister Karnstein Castle, the locale of countless vampiric happenings in two prequels (The Vampire Lovers and Lust for a Vampire). One of the twins wanders over and meets the dashing Count Karstein (Damien Thomas), a vampire who later uses the girl's blood to awaken his long-lost ancestor from the dead. Of course, the uncle predictably gives chase once trouble starts, but there is a clever plot twist as the count switches the twins before one is about to be burned at the stake for her supposed satanic involvements. Twins of Evil unabashedly exploits the twins' assets to pump up the film's sex appeal; it also seems to cater to viewers with a vampire fetish. Still, neither is necessarily a bad thing in a vampire film; Twins of Evil does create an effectively sensuous mood while also managing to sustain a fair amount of tension throughout the picture. Although Universal Pictures, the U.S. distributor, extracted nearly all of the flesh and bloodletting from its release, the original British cut retains everything and is the usual copy found on video. Like its predecessors, the script for Twins of Evil is loosely based on LeFanu's classic vampire story Carmilla.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2012
UPC: 0654930314098
Original Release: 1971
Rating: NR
Source: Synapse Films
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 5,315

Special Features

The Flesh and the Fury: X-Posing Twins of Evil (94 mins.) - An all-new, feature-length documentary exploring Hammer's infamous 'Karnstein' trilogy, from the origin of Carmilla, to the making of Twins Of Evil!; ; The Props That Hammer Built: The Kinsey Collection - Featurette (Blu-ray Exclusive); ; Motion Still Gallery (Blu-ray Exclusive); ; Deleted Scene (Blu-ray Exclusive); ; Isolated Music & Effects Track (Blu-ray Exclusive); ; Theatrical Trailer; TV Spots (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Cushing Gustav Weil
Madeleine Collinson Frieda Gellhorn,Maria Gellhorn
Kathleen Byron Katy Weil
Dennis Price Dietrich
Damien Thomas Count Karnstein
David Warbeck Anton Hoffer
Isobel Black Ingrid Hoffer
Harvey Hall Franz
Alex Scott Hermann
Katya Wyeth Countess Mircalla
Roy Stewart Joachim
Maggie Wright Aleta
Luan Peters Gerta
Kristen Lindholm Young Girl at Stake
Peter Thompson Jailer
Inigo Jackson Woodman
Judy Matheson Woodman's Daughter
Shelagh Wilcox Lady in Coach
Harry Robertson Composer

Technical Credits
Harry Fine Producer
John Hough Director
Bert Luxford Special Effects
Michael Style Producer
Tudor Gates Screenwriter
Jack Mills Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Twins of Evil
1. Child of the Devil [8:46]
2. Arrival [6:07]
3. Another Victim [5:03]
4. Ritual [10:15]
5. School Day [5:12]
6. Dinner Party [9:15]
7. Another Funeral Pyre [4:40]
8. Ungodly Behavior [7:34]
9. It Came from a Vampire [8:24]
10. Prison Break [7:07]
11. Have Mercy! [6:40]
12. Final Confrontation [8:02]
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