Blu-ray Release: The Kiss of the Vampire Collector’s Edition

Blu-ray Release Date: July 14, 2020
Price: Blu-ray $24.96
Studio: Shout! Factory

Directed by Don Sharp (The Avengers, The Four Feathers) and produced by Anthony Hinds (The Phantom of the Opera), the 1963 horror favorite The Kiss of the Vampire stars Clifford Evans (The Curse of the Werewolf), Noel Willman (Doctor Zhivago), Edward De Souza (The Spy Who Loved Me), Jennifer Daniel (Wuthering Heights), and Barry Warren (Frankenstein Created Woman). Targeted at fans of Britain’s Hammer Films, this Blu-ray release contains special bonus content, including new 2K scan of the interpositive, new audio commentaries with author and film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historians Constantine Nasr, new interviews with composer James Bernard and production designer Bernard Robinson, and much more! 

Lost on the way to their honeymoon, a young couple stumbles upon a mysterious family of vampires and their unspeakably evil leader. When a wrong turn leaves newlyweds Marianne and Gerald Harcourt stranded in a remote Bavarian forest, they have no choice but to accept the hospitality of the hypnotic Dr. Ravna, distinguished lord of a nearby castle. Ravna uses his “children” to lure the newlyweds to his lair, and soon they are plunged into a nightmare of horror and deception from which there may be no escape. Their only hope is Professor Zimmer, who calls upon an ancient ritual in a desperate attempt to destroy the vampires and free Marianne from Ravna’s power.


  • NEW 2K scan of the interpositive in two aspect ratios (1.85:1 and 1.66:1)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr on the 1.66:1 version
  • NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Composer James Bernard
  • NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Production Designer Bernard Robinson
  • Audio Commentary with actors Edward De Souza and Jennifer Daniels, moderated by Peter Irving on the 1.85:1 version
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • TV Version Kiss of Evil with optional audio commentary by film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson (in standard definition – 1.33.1)
  • Additional scenes added to the TV version Kiss of Evil
  • Kiss of Evil TV trailer
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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.