Plot: What’s it about?
Caroline (Misty Mundae) is a beautiful young woman with no real worldly sense, she has lived a rather sheltered life, to be honest. So when her mother dies in Paris and she ventures there to attend the funeral, Caroline finds herself kind of lost in the shuffle. Of course, her spirit is already weary because of her mother’s death, but she is having additional issues with depression and loneliness, which only adds to her woes. But she walks the streets and explores the wonders of Paris, with some hope to find something to help her, whether it is some kind of answers, closure, or perhaps just a better state of mind about life. When she meets Isabelle (Mia Copia), she becomes interested in her right from the start, since Isabelle is a gorgeous, mysterious local woman. But Isabelle is also a lustful vampire and when she discovers Caroline’s innocence, she is attracted to her and thus begins a most passionate turn of events. As the two become closer and closer, Isabelle hides her vampiric nature and tries to repress her bloodlust, but will she be able to forever, or will Caroline become her next feast?
The most ambitious project to date for Seduction Cinema, An Erotic Vampire in Paris veers from the usual lesbian comedies, to settle into a more serious approach. But while a lot of softcore pictures tank because of their serious nature, this one remains afloat and turns out to be quite good, thanks to some terrific performances, an almost dreamlike atmosphere, and above all else, some spectacular visuals. The sights and sounds of Paris come alive here, used to full impact to serve as not just the backdrop to the events, but more like a character of its own. When you add in the dreamy photography, you’ll find an atmosphere that really sets up the tone well and throws us back to a few decades, very cool indeed. So yes, this is a throwback of sorts, but it also has some of the usual Seduction Cinema traits, the most prominent of which is of course, gorgeous women involved in lesbian lovefests. The sex is more artistic than often in Seduction Cinema efforts, which means the film as a whole has a more artistic, dreamlike texture. I highly recommend An Erotic Vampire in Paris and hope to see more films of this ilk from Seduction Cinema.
Video: How does it look?
An Erotic Vampire in Paris is presented in a full frame transfer, as intended. On the whole, this is a cut above the usual Seduction Cinema transfer, but I’m not sure if this is due to the transfer process or if better cameras were used in production. The image seems sharper and looks more like a digital picture, as opposed to the video look of some of the other releases. I found the colors to be rich and full of life here, while black levels seem razor sharp and accurate, so detail is always high and shadows never murky in the least. All in all, a good looking visual effort and whatever caused this, let’s hope it continues with future releases.
Audio: How does it sound?
As with most of the Seduction Cinema titles, the audio on this one is nothing to get excited about, but all the elements seem in the proper places. I found no real volume errors of any kind, as the materials were well recorded and ported, not a bad treatment at all. The dialogue is sharp and never gets drowned out by moans or the like, which is good news, of course. Speaking of moans and other assorted pleasure noises, they all come through in fine form and the music also sounds good, so no serious problems to report in this department.
Supplements: What are the extras?
This disc includes interviews with Misty Mundae & Donald Farmer, a fifteen minute behind the scenes featurette, and the film’s trailer.