Director: Louis Feuillade, 1915-6

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region A Blu ray

The undisputed master of the espionage serial, Louis Feuillade (Fantômas)crafted films with labyrinthine plots and unforgettable characters that influencedmultiple generations of filmmakers. Comprised of ten episodes, and clockingin at nearly seven hours in duration, LES VAMPYRES is an unqualified follows journalist Philippe Guérande (Édouard Mathé) in his efforts to expose avast criminal organisation known as the Vampires. Joined by a comicalsidekick, Mazamette (Marcel Lévesque) and often competing against a rivalgang lord (Fernand Herrmand), Guérande dethrones a succession of the Vampires’Grand Masters. But most evasive of all is the Vampires’ muse, a seductiveassassin who performs her job with deadly grace: Irma Vep (Musidora).

Authorised by the Gaumont Studios, this edition was mastered in HD from the35mm restoration produced in 1996 by the Cinématheque Française, under the supervision of Feuillade’s gransdon, Jacques Chamreux.

Film details:

France 1915-16 B&W 417 min 1.33:1

1920 x 1080p 2.0 Stereo

Written and Directed by Louis Feuillade

With: Édouard Mathé, Marcel Lévesque,Musidora, Jean Aymé, Fernand Herrmann

Episode 1: The Severed Head

Episode 2: The Deadly Ring

Episode 3: The Red Cryptogram

Episode 4: The Spectre

Episode 5: The Corpse’s Escape

Episode 6: The Eyes That Mesmerize

Episode 7: Satanas

Episode 8: The Lord of Thunder

Episode 9: the Poison Man

Episode 10: The bloody Wedding

Musical Score compiled and performed by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra