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Bloodthirsty (or The Bloodthirsty Trilogy) is a 1970s Japanese vampire film trilogy produced by Toho Studio, consisting of three of their 1970s horror films: The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula and Evil of Dracula.[1] While there is no plot connection between the films, they share a vampire theme. The films were all directed by Michio Yamamoto and co-written by Ei Ogawa.[2]

All three films have been released on Blu-Ray in a box set from Arrow Video.[3] This release included uncompressed mono audio, Toho's export English dubs for Lake of Dracula and Evil of Dracula, a video appraisal by Kim Newman, original trailers, and a collector's booklet in the first pressing.[4]

List of films[edit]

  • The Vampire Doll (1970) - released in Japan as Chi o Suu Ningyo (translation: The Bloodthirsty Doll[5]), aka Legacy of Dracula[6]
  • Lake of Dracula (1971) - released in Japan as Chi o Suu Me (translation: Bloodthirsty Eyes)[7][8]
  • Evil of Dracula (1974) - released in Japan as Chi o Suu Bara (translation: The Bloodthirsty Rose)[9]


  1. ^ Galvan, Patrick (October 17, 2018). "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy: A primer on three Gothic vampire movies from Japan". Syfy Wire. Syfy. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, Gary A. "Japan's Bloodthirsty Trilogy". Vampire Films of the 1970s: Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between. pp. 84–88.
  3. ^ "Blu-Ray Review: East Bleeds West in Arrow Video's "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy"". 2 June 2018.
  4. ^ Weiler, Clint (April 11, 2018). "Toho's The Bloodthirsty Trilogy Blu-ray Collection from Arrow Video US in May". SciFi Japan. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Legacy of Dracula: The Bloodthirsty Doll (1970)". 15 June 2004.
  6. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2018). Blood Lines: The Genealogy of Michio Yamamoto's Bloodthirsty Trilogy - Collector's Booklet. Arrow Video.
  7. ^ "Lake of Dracula (1971)". 8 February 2001.
  8. ^ Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press.
  9. ^ "Evil of Dracula (1974)". 25 April 2013.