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Black Sunday

Black Sunday

Barbara Steele
Director: Mario Bava Cast: Barbara Steele
Barbara Steele
, John Richardson
John Richardson
, Ivo Garrani
Ivo Garrani
Mario Bava
Black Sunday

Black Sunday

Barbara Steele
Director: Mario Bava Cast: Barbara Steele
Barbara Steele
, John Richardson
John Richardson
, Ivo Garrani
Ivo Garrani
Mario Bava

Blu-ray

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Overview

Generally considered to be the foremost example of Italian Gothic horror, this darkly atmospheric black-and-white chiller put director Mario Bava on the international map and made the bewitching Barbara Steele a star. Steele plays Princess Asa, a high priestess of Satan who is gruesomely executed in 1600s Moldavia by having a spiked mask hammered into her face. Before she dies, Asa vows revenge on the family who killed her and returns from the grave two centuries later to keep her promise. In a striking resurrection scene replete with bats, scorpions and fog, Asa rises from the tomb to claim her bloody vengeance. With vampires, bubbling flesh, dank crypts, undead servants and torch-bearing mobs, the plot is a little ripe, but the visuals are Bava's primary consideration. The atmosphere is so heavy and the imagery so dense that the film becomes nearly too rich in texture, but the sheer, ghastly beauty of it all is entrancing. Although this was only the second of Bava's twenty-six films as director, it is undoubtedly his best and the one upon which most of his considerable reputation rests.


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Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
UPC: 0738329157029
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 21,314

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Steele Asa / Katia
John Richardson Dr. Andre Gorobec
Ivo Garrani Prince Vaida
Andrea Checchi Dr. Tomas Kruvajan
Arturo Dominici Javuto
Enrico Olivieri Constantin
Antonio Pierfederici The Pope
Clara Bindi The Innkeeper
Germana Dominici His Daughter
Mario Passante Nikita
Tino Bianchi Ivan

Technical Credits
Mario Bava Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Baxter Score Composer
Ennio de Concini Screenwriter
Massimo de Rita Producer
Giorgio Giovannini Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Roberto Nicolosi Score Composer
Mario Serandrei Editor,Screenwriter
Ubaldo Terzano Camera Operator,Cinematographer

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