Directed by: Paul Morrissey (Flesh for Frankenstein)
Starring: Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Arno Juerging, Maxime McKendry, Milena Vukotic
Since this Halloween-season screening from World Cinema marks the third go-round on local screens for Blood for Dracula, I'm going with my last review of this agreeably strange, sexy, bloody, campy movie: "Is Paul Morrissey’s Blood for Dracula (1974) a gory horror film? Is it a socio-political commentary? Is it a commentary on socio-political commentaries? Is it an absurdist spoof of horror movies? Is it soft-core pornography? The answer to all is simply, yes. Those who are easily offended should be mindful, especially of that last, because I’m not kidding — and neither was the MPAA when they slapped an X rating on the film. In fact, Blood for Dracula is a little bit more than just the aforementioned things since the movie has a strange aura of sadness hovering about it, despite all its deliberate attempts to outrage the viewer’s sensibilities on nearly every level."
Full review here: http://avl.mx/mg
Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Blood for Dracula Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, www.ashevillecourtyard.com
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