"The movie you've been waiting for" did not happen, not that way at least.
Once upon a time there was a simply fabulous comic magazine producer called Warren Publishing, the notion of Jim Warren and an ever-changing stable of incredible writers and artists who called back classic horror comics in the grand tradition of legendary EC Comics but with an oddly effective black and white gloss.
Once upon a time there was a delightful movie company called Hammer Films which carved out a highly successful niche with horror films in the grand tradition of the legendary Universal Pictures but with a brightly colored and bloody difference.
Once upon a time there was a moment when both of these monster-themed companies were on the ebb and they thought it might be prudent to join forces and produce a movie based on a resilient comic character by the name of Vampirella. Vampi was in production at Hammer for quite some time, the details of which can be read here.
|Barbara Leigh as Vampi Painted by Bob Larkin|
Here they are:
That's what we got. No movie, only the wonderfully imaginative thoughts of what might've been. No movie was made starring the "Darling from Drackulon" until 1996 when a beauty named Talisa Soto got the role in an action/horror flick alongside The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey.
I've never seen this one, not all the way through. But here is a glimpse at the trailer.