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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: BLU-BD-7506
  • Format: 4K Ultra HD
  • UPC: 827058750691
  • Street Date: 06/27/23
  • PreBook Date: 05/23/23
  • Label: Blue Underground »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 1971
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Andrea Rau
  • Actor: Danielle Ouimet
  • Actor: Delphine Seyrig
  • Actor: John Karlen
  • Director: Harry Kumel


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Daughters Of Darkness [4K UHD Blu-ray]

An ageless Countess and her beautiful young companion seduce a troubled newlywed couple at a deserted seaside resort.

Daughters Of Darkness [4K UHD Blu-ray]
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New 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration!

International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD) stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young 'companion' (Goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (Canadian beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen of DARK SHADOWS and CAGNEY & LACEY), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.

Co-written and directed by Harry Kumel, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. Blue Underground is now proud to present the uncensored Director's Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker in a gorgeous restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its long-lost original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, packed with revealing Extras!


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Bonus Materials

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) Widescreen 1.66:1 feature presentation
  • Audio: Dolby Atmos (English); 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English, French)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, English for French Audio
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kumel
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star John Karlen and Journalist David Del Valle
  • Audio Commentary #3 with Kat Ellinger, Author of Devil's Advocates: Daughters of Darkness
  • Locations of Darkness - Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kumel and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot
  • Playing the Victim - Interview with Star Danielle Ouimet
  • Daughter of Darkness - Interview with Star Andrea Rau
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Radio Spots
  • Alternate U.S. Main Titles
  • Poster & Still Gallery

Sales Points

  • In the sexy and shocking tradition of THE HUNGER, VAMPYRES, and VAMPYROS LESBOS!
  • Packed with exclusive Extras
  • Stars International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD), John Karlen (CAGNEY & LACEY, DARK SHADOWS), Danielle Ouimet (SATAN’S SABBATH), Andrea Rau (LOLA), and Paul Esser (PIPPI LONGSTOCKING)
  • Features a haunting score by Award-winning Composer Francois de Roubaix (LE SAMOURAI)
  • From Award-winning Director Harry Kumel (MALPERTUIS, ELINE VERE)
  • Critically acclaimed 4K Restoration from the long-lost original 35mm camera negative, supervised and approved by Director Harry Kumel
  • UHD features 2160p Ultra HD Resolution and Dolby Vision HDR, with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • The erotic horror classic returns on Standard Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray!

Press Quotes

This 4K UHD release is pure perfection... The image on display is nothing short of breathtaking, showcasing a reference-quality image with an abundance of discernible details in each and every frame. Other companies take note; this is how you do it. Can't recommend this enough.

     —DVD Beaver

This 4K UltraHD disc is one of Blue Underground's most impressive upgrades.

     —Genre Grinder

The 4K restoration practically reinvents Daughters of Darkness... The image is remarkably sharp across the board. 4.5 out of 5 stars

     —Slant Magazine

Director Harry Kümel's erotic vampire horror picture gets the full high-class treatment - a 4K disc release, from a 4K restoration of the long-thought-lost original 35mm camera negative - and you know what? It deserves it. The colors absolutely pop (the reds, my word), while the Dolby Atmos audio mix gives François de Roubaix's magnificent score the dimension it deserves. But those are just the bells and whistles; what matters is the movie, which remains one of the great grown-up horror movies of the 1970s, by turns bloody, sexy, thoughtful, and unnerving.

     —The Playlist

Normally one has to qualify all of these comments for vintage films, especially genre flicks. Blue Underground has wildly surpassed my PQ expectations and show what a well-managed Dolby Vision-encoded HDR pass can produce on UHD. This is easily one of the finest 4K transfers ever struck and should be a guidepost for future restorations of classic cinema!


This is another stunning restoration from Blue Underground that's a massive upgrade from this film's previous home video releases. Colors look vibrant/correct, image clarity and black levels look solid throughout, there are no issues with compression and grain retains a filmic look. Needless to say, even if you have seen Daughters of Darkness before, this new transfer will be like watching the film for the very first time. Highly recommended.

     —10K Bullets

There's no question that Blue Underground's Ultra HD release of Daughters of Darkness is spectacular, breathing new life into a film that was previously hidden beneath murky shadows and unsatisfactory hues. It's like seeing the film with new eyes, and with a great extras package to go with it, it's another strong UHD title from Blue Underground.

     —The Digital Bits

One doesn't expect to see a 50 year-old Belgian horror movie used as a home theater system demonstration disc, but Daughters of Darkness qualifies. Blue Underground's Ultra-HD + Blu-ray presentation is simply beautiful, incredibly sharp, and with new color values visible in scenes previously dark and murky. Excellent.

     —Trailers From Hell

Blue Underground's 4k UHD reissue offers a noticeable and substantial upgrade from previous releases and includes all of the extra features from past versions, as well some new ones. Fans of the film can rest assured that this one is worth the upgrade... Highly recommended!

     —Rock Shock Pop

Erotic And Unusual... One Of The Finest Vampire Films Ever Produced!

     —All Movie Guide

A Sickly Elegant Vampire Tale!


Viewing the new 4K restoration of Harry Kümel's DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS feels a bit like experiencing a psychedelic dream because at times the explosion of colors truly is quite overwhelming. The new Atmos track that was produced for the restoration is outstanding as well. Needless to say, this upcoming 4K Blu-ray release offers a tremendous upgrade in quality over the first Blu-ray release of the film from 2011. Buy with confidence, folks. This is yet another definitive home video release of a genre film from Blue Underground. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


One Of The Most Elegant Horror Pictures Ever Made... An Ultra-Sophisticated, Utterly Daring Triumph Of Style And Mood!

     —Kevin Thomas, L.A. Times

A Stylish Adult Vampire Movie!

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Far And Away The Most Artistic Vampire Shocker In 10 Years!

     —The New York Times


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