Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Count Dracula's Great Love: the new BCI DVD

COUNT DRACULA'S GREAT LOVE does not stand as my favorite Paul Naschy film--that honor goes to WEREWOLF SHADOW, followed closely by HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB and the recent ROJO SANGRE. However, I still love CDGL's adventurous take on Dracula conventions, and BCI will soon release what appears to be the first authorized DVD of the film, which certainly seems overdue for what is one of Naschy's major works from the 1970s. While BCI has promised an anamorphic transfer (!), they have unfortunately packaged the film with VAMPIRE HOOKERS and will use the title CEMETERY GIRLS. The cover art, which DVD Drive-In recently unveiled along with the highly recommended double bill of THE TERROR and SATAN'S SLAVE, strikes me as underwhelming. Below, I've included scans of cover art I'd rather see. Sorry for the so-so quality, but I could only find black and white reproductions. I digs the vampire babes!


Fred said...

Wow, you are so right about the Vampire chicks... that top artwork is very alluring. I'd buy the DVD after seeing that! :) So much better than what they used.

I have the Elvira version of "Count Dracula's Great Love." I wonder how it compares? It has her TV show version and the original.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Beautiful artwork -- thanks for posting!

The Headless Werewolf said...

Thanks! It's a shame that BCI isn't packaging CDGL as part of their Spanish Horror line. Those releases were quite handsome, but apparently not profitable.