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====Synopsis====
 
One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.
 
One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.
  
 
In Larraz s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974 s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978 s The Coming of Sin (La Visita del Vicio, in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.
 
In Larraz s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974 s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978 s The Coming of Sin (La Visita del Vicio, in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.
  
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
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====LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS====
  
Three films from José Ramón Larraz, all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements
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Three films from José Ramón Larraz, all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements, Newly-produced, extensive bonus features and unseen archival content, English subtitles for all features, Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis
Newly-produced, extensive bonus features and unseen archival content
 
English subtitles for all features
 
Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
 
80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis
 
WHIRLPOOL
 
  
Original US Theatrical Cut
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'''[[Whirlpool|WHIRLPOOL]]''': Original US Theatrical Cut Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz Image Gallery Original US Theatrical Trailer
Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas
 
Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz
 
A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool
 
Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film
 
Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
 
Image Gallery
 
Original US Theatrical Trailer
 
VAMPYRES
 
  
Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
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'''[[Vampyres|VAMPYRES]]''': Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest Image Gallery Trailers
Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke
 
Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake
 
Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
 
Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest
 
Image Gallery
 
Trailers
 
THE COMING OF SIN
 
  
Spanish and English language versions of the feature
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'''[[The Coming of Sin|THE COMING OF SIN]]''': Spanish and English language versions of the feature• Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film Remembering Larraz author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his fond and extensive memories of his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz Image Gallery Original Spanish Trailer
Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
 
Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film
 
Remembering Larraz author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his fond and extensive memories of his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz
 
His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor
 
Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
 
Image Gallery
 
Original Spanish Trailer
 
  
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Synopsis

One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

In Larraz s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974 s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978 s The Coming of Sin (La Visita del Vicio, in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Three films from José Ramón Larraz, all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements, Newly-produced, extensive bonus features and unseen archival content, English subtitles for all features, Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

WHIRLPOOL: Original US Theatrical Cut • Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas • Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz • A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool • Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz • Image Gallery • Original US Theatrical Trailer

VAMPYRES: Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger • Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke • Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz • Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest • Image Gallery • Trailers

THE COMING OF SIN: Spanish and English language versions of the feature• Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger • Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film • Remembering Larraz author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his fond and extensive memories of his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz • His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz • Image Gallery • Original Spanish Trailer

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