Danza Macabra Volume One: The Italian Gothic Collection (Blu-ray)

Danza Macabra Volume One: The Italian Gothic Collection (Blu-ray)

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The Italian Gothic genre embraced themes of violence, madness and sexual deviance. With these 4 films, those impulses dare to go even deeper.

In a genre known for its castles, crypts and candelabras, Italian Gothic also embraced themes of violence, madness and sexual deviance. With these 4 films, those impulses dare to go even deeper: In 1964's THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA, director Renato Polselli and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi craft a surreal erotic shocker set within a contemporary dance troupe. Perhaps the genre's rarest film, the berserk supernatural narrative of 1965's THE SEVENTH GRAVE also makes it among the strangest. For 1970's SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER, director José Luis Merino gathers classic traditions, then strips them naked and ties them to a torture rack. And 1971's LADY FRANKENSTEIN delivers iconic EuroCult talent on both sides of the camera for one of the most luridly entertaining shockers of the decade. The films in this collection are now fully restored from their original negatives, with 12+ collective hours of Special Features.

THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA

  • Commentary With Kat Ellinger
  • Interview With Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Interview With Mark Thompson-Ashworth
  • Archival Audio Interview With Renato Polselli
  • THE SEVENTH GRAVE

  • Commentary With Rachael Nisbet
  • Interview With Fabio Melelli
  • Video Essay By Rachel Knightley
  • SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER

  • Commentary With Rod Barnett & Robert Monell
  • Interview With Erna Schurer
  • Video Essay By Stephen Thrower
  • LADY FRANKENSTEIN

  • Commentary With Kat Ellinger & Annie Rose Malamet
  • Commentary With Alan Jones & Kim Newman
  • Featurette With Rosalba Neri & Fabio Melelli
  • Piecing Together LADY FRANKENSTEIN

  • Documentary Short On Mel Welles
  • German TV Documentary

  • Clothed Insert Shots
  • Video Short Illustrating BBFC Censorship Cuts

  • Italian Opening Credits
  • Italian LADY FRANKENSTEIN Photo Novel

  • And More!

  • Media

    Bonus Materials

    • Audio Commentary For THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA With Kat Ellinger, Author of Daughters Of Darkness
    • Terror At The Opera - Interview With Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    • Capodimonte Gothic - Interview With Italian Film Devotee Mark Thompson-Ashworth
    • Radio Polselli - Archival Audio Interview With Director Renato Polselli
    • French Trailer for THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA
    • Audio Commentary For THE SEVENTH GRAVE With Rachael Nisbet, Film Critic And Co-Host Of Fragments Of Fear
    • Seven Graves And A Mystery - Interview With Film Historian Fabio Melelli
    • English Aesthetic With Giallo Blood - Video Essay By Gothic Scholar And Author Rachel Knightley
    • Audio Commentary For SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER With Rod Barnett, Film Historian And Co-Host Of NaschyCast, And Robert Monell, Writer And Editor Of I'm In A Jess Franco State Of Mind
    • Scream Erna Scream! - Interview With Actress Erna Schurer
    • In The Castle Of Blood - Video Essay By Stephen Thrower, Author Of Books On Jess Franco And Lucio Fulci
    • SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER Trailer
    • Audio Commentary For LADY FRANKENSTEIN With Kat Ellinger, Author Of Daughters Of Darkness, And Annie Rose Malamet, Film Scholar And Host Of Girls, Guts, Giallo
    • Audio Commentary For LADY FRANKENSTEIN With Alan Jones, Author Of Dario Argento: The Man, The Myths & The Magic, And Kim Newman, Author Of Nightmare Movies
    • Meet The Baroness - Featurette With Actress Rosalba Neri And Film Historian Fabio Melelli
    • Piecing Together LADY FRANKENSTEIN
    • The Lady And The Orgy - Documentary Short On Director Mel Welles
    • The Truth About LADY FRANKENSTEIN (2007) - German TV Documentary
    • Clothed Insert Shots
    • Video Short Illustrating BBFC Censorship Cuts
    • Italian Opening Credits
    • Bigfilm Magazine (1971) - Italian LADY FRANKENSTEIN Photo Novel
    • Extensive Image Gallery
    • Home Video Gallery
    • Radio Spots
    • TV Spot
    • Trailers for LADY FRANKENSTEIN

     

    Cast & Crew

    Actors:
    •       Marco Mariani as Sandro
    •       Giuseppe Addobbati as Stefano
    •       Barbara Hawards as Giulia
    •       Alberto Archetti as Achille
    •       Carla Cavalli as Aurora
    •       Aldo Nicodemi as Man
    •       Jody Excell as Yvette
    •       Milena Vukotic as Carlotta
    •       Renato Montalbano as Tony
    •       Vittoria Prada as Rossana
    •       Fidel Gonzáles as Filippo
    •       Stefania Nelli as Katy
    •       Nando Angelini as Elliot
    •       Armando Guarnieri as Inspector Martin Wright
    •       Bruna Baini as Mary
    •       Antonio Casale as Jenkins
    •       Germana Dominici as Betty
    •       Ferruccio Viotti as Crabbe the Priest
    •       Gianni Dei as Fred Jenkins
    •       Umberto Borsato as Sir Percival
    •       Calogero Reale as Patrik
    •       Francesco Mulè as Innkeeper
    •       Marco Kramm as Groom
    •       Jo O'Bryan as Carriage Attendant
    •       Rosalind Mayer as Woman in Tavern #1
    •       Mary Smith as Woman in Tavern #2
    •       Erna Schurer as Ivanna Rakowsky
    •       Carlos Quiney as Janos Dalmar
    •       Agostina Belli as Cristiana
    •       Cristiana Galloni as Olga
    •       Antonio Jiménez Escribano as The Butler
    •       Mariano Vidal Molina as Inspector
    •       Enzo Fisichella as Igor
    •       Ezio Sancrotti as Driver
    •       Giancarlo Fantini as Doctor
    •       Franco Moraldi as Mayor
    •       Renato Paracchi as Police Writer
    •       Javier de Rivera as Judge
    •       Joseph Cotten as Baron Frankenstein
    •       Rosalba Neri as Tania Frankenstein
    •       Paul Muller as Dr. Charles Marshall
    •       Riccardo Pizzuti as The Creature
    •       Herbert Fux as Tom Lynch
    •       Renate Kasché as Julia Stack
    •       Lorenzo Terzon as Peter
    •       Ada Pometti as Farmer's Wife
    •       Andrea Aureli as Jim Turner
    •       Joshua Sinclair as John
    •       Gualtiero Rispoli as Simon Burke
    •       Petar Martinovitch as Jack Morgan
    •       Adam Welles as Farmer's Son
    •       Mickey Hargitay as Captain Harris
    •       Herb Andress as Hunchback
    •       Ferruccio Fregonese as Priest
    •       Marino Masé as Thomas Stack
    •       Fulvio Mingozzi as Soldier
    •       Alessandro Perrella as Farmer
    •       Romano Puppo as Zack

    Director: Renato Polselli

    Director: Garibaldi Serra Caracciolo

    Director: José Luis Merino

    Director: Mel Welles

    Producer: Felice Falvo

    Producer: Roger Corman

    Producer: Mel Welles

    Additional Details

    Label: Severin Films

    Genre: Horror

    Language: English

    Run Time: 358 mins

    Region: 1

    Release Date: 05/30/23

    UPC: 760137125341