Blu-ray Release: Count Yorga, Vampire

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 13, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1970 cult horror film Count Yorga, Vampire from 1970 makes its mark as a horror film that at the time was a radical “contemporary” retooling of the bloodsucking bad boy legend.

Robert Quarry is Count Yorga, Vampire

Robert Quarry is Count Yorga, Vampire

Set in the 1960s, the movie follows the nefarious goings-on of charismatic mystic Count Yorga (Robert Quarry) who conducts séances in the Los Angeles area. The Count gets involved with a pair of young couple. Not soon after, one of the young women, Erica is diagnosed by their doctor as having lost a lot of blood. When she is later found feasting on the family cat, the doctor becomes convinced vampirism is at work and that the mysterious Count Yorga might just be responsible…

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray release of Count Yorga, Vampire (written and directed by the late Bob Kelljan) features an audio commentary with film historians David Del Valle and Tim Sullivan, plus an audio reading of an interview given to Rue Morgue Magazine by Quarry, a Fangirl Radio tribute to Quarry, and galleries of rare production stills from studio and personal archives.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

And for all fans of the swingin’ Seventies vamp, “yorga” in luck: Shout! Factory will be debuting a Blu-ray edition of the 1971 follow-up The Return of Count Yorga on Oct. 13, the same day the original hits the streets!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.