Release date: 1971
*Four directors listed, the directors of the two vampire segments are listed here
Pastel de Sangre (which sounds much better than Blood Pie, the English title) was an anthology film with four segments. The segments Victor Frankenstein and La Danza don’t really concern us here.
The first segment, Tarota or Tarot directed by José María Vallés, was the first vampire section and whilst dreamlike it had a certain something – despite spinning of into surreal realms. It starts with a man running through woodlands. He gets to a river and finds a shallowly buried body but, by then, a group of robed figures get the man and burn him. We are in the year 1000 and the tale seems to be a tarot reading.
|the knight and the woman|
|profile with fangs|
|blood at mouth|
Again weird, bizarre but not as lyrical as the first segment.
All in all these are not likely to set most viewers worlds alight (and the Frankenstein segment is even more pointless). More a poetic exploration than narrative story, 2.5 out of 10. The imdb page is here.