The Gist: A Vampire Count sets his sites on the wife of the librarian he hired to work at his home.
Clarification: Yep, Jonathon Harker is a Librarian now. So basically Dario Argento took the Dracula story, changed several aspects to where there were less characters (I guess less actors to pay) and replaced the lack of characters with horribly bad CG effects.
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Selling Point: I assume this would be much more interesting in 3D which the film was originally shot for. Also there is quite a bit of female vampire nudity.
Female Vampire Factor: This version has two. The first is the promiscuous village girl Tanja played by Miriam Giovanelli
Hammer Horror's Dracula series where she lives in Dracula's castle masquerading as his "niece" to unsuspecting visitors but constantly plots to take Dracula's victims for herself. This was a plus as Dracula's brides hardly ever get a backstory and this actually explains why Dracula is so easily upset with them (or this case her since she's the only one) for going after Harker. As you can see above she's a blonde so I'm not quite sure why they thought to put a horribly fake looking blonde wig on her but at least her role is very clothing optional.
Next you have Lucy Kisslinger who is played by Dario Argento's daughter Asia Argento.
So most reviews agree that the movie is pretty bad with some saying it's entertainingly bad while others just saying avoid it altogether. If you're a fan of female vamps then this film does have some entertainment value as Tanja is a major character in the film but fact is the film is terrible. As far as a Vampire Beauty Rating it gets a 4 out of 5 because they're their and they have purpose but not sure if sitting through the film is really worth it.