The Elektra/Vampyr Variations

A fantasia that makes twisted use of elements from the Elektra myth and vampire stories. Imagine a woman listening to Richard Strauss's Elektra while watching Carl Dryer's Vampyr and the dream she might then have that night. The protagonist imagines herself as Elektra. She has an unhealthy obsession over her dead father Agamemnon. She also passionately despises her mother Clytemnestra, as she is the one who murdered her father. Elektra exhumes the ax used to kill her father in his bath. She wishes to now kill her mother with the same ax, perhaps with help from her brother Orest. There is also an antagonistic trickster character present, often dressed like a gypsy, who has a malicious sense of humor. To add to the Elektra character's despair, the gypsy tells her scary vampire stories. A young woman in drag plays the multiple roles of dead father, brother, and lover. This work has a dream-logic where motifs and symbols are constantly shifting and melting.

Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.

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Elektra/Vampyr Variations, The
Location Number
RANKU-014
Total Artist Royalty Percent
0.50
Closed Captioning Available
Yes
Digital Master
Yes
Dub Approved
Yes
Date Acquired
Transcript on File
Yes
In Distribution
Yes
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Edward Rankus

country(ies)
United States
Lanquage(s)
English
Location Body


Dallas Video Fest
Dallas, TX
United States


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ELEKTRAVAM.jpg
Video Clip holder
sites/default/files/clips/elektra.mp4
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sites/default/files/clip_images/ELEKTRAVAM.jpg
Artist Royalty Payment Holder
Edward Rankus
Location Name
staff
org_nid
12140
org_path
/titles/elektravampyr-variations
org_running_time
28:00
org_production_year
2009
org_premier_year
01/01/2009
cost
$0.00
Height
2in.
Length
9in.
SKU
ELEKTRAVAM
Sell Price
$0.00
Weight
0 lb.
Width
7in.
Aspect
Collection: 16:9
Catalog
Tags: video product
Tags
Blu-ray, Death and Dying, Family, Literature, Music, Myth
Sound Type
Stereo
Original Format
HD video
Collection
Single Titles
Color
Color