Posted Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Louis Feuillade's 1915 10-part crime drama is in the works for Blu-ray in August.
In an early announcement to retailers, Kino will be releasing 'Les Vampires (1915)' on Blu-ray on August 14.
Comprised of ten episodes, and clocking in at nearly seven hours in duration, 'Les Vampires' follows journalist Philippe Guerande (Edouard Mathe) in his efforts to expose a vast criminal organization known as the Vampires. Joined by a comical sidekick, Mazamette (Marcel Levesque), and often competing against a rival gang lord (Fernand Herrmann), Guerande dethrones a succession of the Vampires' Grand Masters. But most evasive of all is the Vampires' muse, a seductive assassin who performs her job with deadly grace: Irma Vep.
Specs and supplements haven't been revealed yet, but the 2-disc set will feature HD transfers mastered from the Cinémathèque Française's 35mm film restoration and a 2.0 stereo track containing a musical score compiled and performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Les Vampires (1915)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 14.
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