Sunday, June 20, 2010

El Vampiro Y El Sexo Really Found -- Really!

Over at the Latarnia Forums, Mexican film authority David Wilt (Dr. Ling) confirmed that EL VAMPIRO Y EL SEXO, the coveted nude version of SANTO Y EL TESORO DE DRACULA, has been found, this based on information (and clips) from the documentary PERDIDA. The documentary deals with the film producers from the Calderon family. In it, the director, Viviana Garcia Besne, discovers the film in a locked warehouse fault, and copies with French and also English subtitles.

A couple of years ago rumors abounded that the now defunct BCI was going to bring out this film on DVD in the United States, but it was never clear what exactly the company hoped to get its hands on, as other rumors suggested the film was lost or the print destroyed in a fire.

Unfortunately, as of now, there doesn't seem to be any impetus to release this film on DVD, so it sits there in a Mexican vault, possibly waiting until some company with big pockets will make an offer that can't be refused.