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Vampira The Movie
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Description "Vampira was the first exaggerated woman I ever yearned to meet. As a child, she never looked scary to me; I thought she was pretty." -- John Waters

Vampira The Movie chronicles the story of Maila "Vampira" Nurmi living on the very edge of show business and her rise to celluloid cultdom 50 years later. Her big break came in 1954 when she played the "glamour ghoul" Vampira, emerging from the mist to greet viewers of obscure horror movies on the new medium - television. Her newfound fame led to friendships with Marlon Brando, James Dean and Anthony Perkins. But Vampira's show was abruptly cancelled. Nurmi appeared as Vampira again in the 1959 low-budget horror / sci-fi film, Plan 9 From Outer Space, directed by Edward D Wood Jr. and often dubbed "the worst film of all time." But you can't keep a good vampire down and Nurmi's character rose from the dead again in 1993's Ed Wood, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The movie renewed interest in Maila Nurmi and she has since achieved a Bettie Page-like cult status.

Bonus features on the DVD include:
Director's Commentary Track
Ted V. Mikels on "Plan 9"
Joe Flynn Show Interview
Eva Von Slut Interview
Count Smokula - Music Video
Jonny Coffin Interview
Ari Lehman - Music Video

Originally Released in: 2007
Number of Discs: 1
Region: Region 0 encoding; Can be played worldwide, NTSC-format
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Label ALVI - Alpha Video
Number 1033
Subsidiary Artists: Vampira, David J. Skal, Forrest J. Ackerman, Kevin Eastman, Lloyd Kaufman, Sid Haig, Jerry Only, Julie Strain & Zacherley
Director: Kevin Sean Michaels
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