Black Sabbath (Includes DVD) Blu-ray


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Black Sunday was such a huge hit that a follow-up was swiftly demanded, and horror maestro Mario Bava duly devised this three-part horror anthology blending modern and period stories.

In the giallo-style 'The Telephone', a woman is terrorized by her former pimp after his escape from prison, and tries to escape him with the help of her lesbian lover, who has a dark secret of her own. In the Victorian-era 'The Drop of Water', a nurse steals a ring from the corpse of a dead spiritualist, which naturally tries to get it back. But it's the 19th-century Russian story 'The Wurdalak' that comes closest to Bava's earlier classic, with the great Boris Karloff as a much-loved paterfamilias who might not be entirely what he seems.

Bava's direction is as stylish as ever, and Black Sabbath is almost a compendium of his favourite themes.

Special Features:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of two versions of the film; 'I tre volti della paura' - the European version with score by Roberto Nicolosi and 'Black Sabbath' - the re-edited and re-dubbed AIP version with Les Baxter score, on home video for the first time
  • English SDH subtitles for English Audio and a new English subtitle translation of the Italian audio
  • Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by author and critic Alan Jones
  • A Life In Film - An Interview with star Mark Damon
  • Three Faces of Black Sabbath - A comparison of the different versions of the film
  • International Trailer
  • US Trailer
  • Italian Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Cairns and a substantial interview with AIP Producer Samuel Z. Arkoff on his experiences of working with Bava, conducted by Tim Lucas, illustrated with original stills and posters

“Vintage Bava… “Pictorially it's amazing” – Time Out

“There's scarcely a scene in this film that doesn't deserve to be a poster” – EyeforFilm

“the best showcase yet for his uniquely visual cinematic talent” – DVD Savant

Product Details

  • 18
  • Michèle Mercier,
  • Lidia Alfonsi,
  • Boris Karloff
  • Mario Bava
  • B
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Main Language:
  • English
  • Black Sabbath
  • Arrow Video

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