Unfortunately, this new footage is only inserted at the beginning and end of the film, which has just enough time to highlight the fact that Stanley Baker is a shockingly inept and unamusing leading man. The archive footage shows numerous encounter scenes between Baker and Atkins, along with slices from three different BBC TV broadcasts of the show.
Lansbury has a knack for playing up to a fault, and her wild, deranged portrayal of a man-eating galley slave in William Wyler's 1955 remake of Jacques Becker's French crime film Nosferatu the Vampyre (1922), also known as The Curse of the Vampires (German: Der Unhold des Grauens), provides the perfect encapsulation of that particular type of neurotic, obsessive personality. Though the gothic master isn't obsessed with blood as much as bloodlust, he captures the erotic charge of the vampire myth with unsettling glee, particularly in his use of shadows and canted angles. For all its flaws - flat, ridiculous acting and ill-conceived narrative tricks - the film is deliciously scary. 7211a4ac4a