Countess Dracula (1971) (Blu-ray)

Countess Dracula (1971) (Blu-ray)

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Hammer horror based on the legends surrounding Elizabeth Bathory.

One of Hammer's most enduringly popular films and a benchmark for 1970s horror, Countess Dracula stars Ingrid Pitt in an iconic, career-defining role as the aged countess who must regularly bathe in virgins' blood to regain her fading youth. Genre stalwart Peter Sasdy directs arguably his best Hammer film, from a script by award-winning writer Jeremy Paul and showcasing a rousing score from composer Harry Robinson. Countess Dracula is featured here in a High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

In medieval Hungary, Countess Elisabeth Nadasdy, an embittered, ageing widow, discovers by accident that virgin's blood causes her skin to become youthful and smooth. Determined to retain her new youth at all costs, the Countess coerces her lover to abduct a string of young virgins to keep her supplied with the blood she now craves to stay beautiful...

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with Ingrid Pitt and horror experts Kim Newman and Stephen Jones
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Archive interview with Ingrid Pitt
  • 50 Years of Hammer - news feature
  • Extensive image galleries (High Definition)
  • Thriller episode
  • Conceptions of Murder episode
  • Commemorative booklet


  • Year: 1971
  • Format: Blu-ray, Colour
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: B
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Classification: 18
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • More info: External