Despite the implication of its American title, the film appears to have no direct connection with the "atom age" of the early 1960s. The title was apparently chosen to indicate to potential audiences the modern-day time period of the story.
When a singer (Susanne Loret) is horribly disfigured in a car accident, a scientist (Alberto Lupo) develops a treatment which can restore her beauty by injecting her with the glands of a murdered woman. While performing the procedure, however, he falls in love with her.
This film is now one of many which are considered to be in public domain and, as such, is freely available to download legally from the Internet.
|Alberto Lupo||Prof. Alberto Levin|
|Susanne Loret||Jeanette Moreneau|
|Sergio Fantoni||Pierre Mornet|
|Franca Parisi||Monique Riviere|
Technical details, premiere dates, running time and DVD releaseEdit
Atom Age Vampire was filmed in 1.66:1 aspect ratio on 35-millimeter film and was first shown in Los Angeles on May 291963, over two years after its 1960 production and original 1961 premiere in Italy. The running time of the Italian version was 105 minutes, but in its 1963 U.S. theatrical run, the film was shorn of 18 minutes, clocking in at 87 minutes. It lost an additional 15 to 18 minutes by the time it was released on videocassette and DVD, where the timing is generally given as 69 or 72 minutes. This public domain film has had a number of DVD releases, the earliest coming on March 202001, paired with the unrelated U.S. horror/suspense title, Bloodlust!.
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