Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Il Plenilunio Delle Vergini (The Devils Wedding Night 1973) comes out on DVD in Italy on April 3. As reported in a previous post this was shown last year in beautiful transfer on Italian TV. It has been available for awhile as a region 1 DVD as part of Elvira's Movie Macabre series. The Elvira DVD is widescreen (but non anamprphic) and the print looks like it was used as a doormat. If the Italian TV print is any indication this is going to look beautiful. Rosalba rising out of the blood filled coffin will be a sight to behold. The new Italian DVD will likely just have Italian audio and no english subs.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
One thing that Hammer's Quatermass and the Pit (U.S. 5 Million Years to Earth 1967) cannot be accused of is not having enough ideas to flesh out its plot. A heady mix of gothic horror, sci fi , martians and the occult, with the whole moving along at at breathless pace. A superb example of England's Hammer studio at the height of their powers during their "second wind" of the mid to late sixties. With a great cast cast including Andrew Keir , Barbara Shelly (who were both earlier in Dracula Prince of Darkness - also to be released on blu-ray in a short while), James Donald (The Great Escape) and Julian Glover (Indiana Jones & The Last crusade).
Here's a neat shot of Barbara the set