Revenge of the Blood Beast

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Revenge of the Blood Beast

20.99

Michael Reeves

1972  79 minutes  1.66:1  Italy

Editions: Blu-Ray

A tale of demonic reincarnation reminiscent of Mario Bava’s Black Sunday, Revenge of the Blood Beast (Il lago di Satana, aka The She Beast) stars Barbara Steele as Veronica, a British tourist who is stranded in a remote village with her husband Philip (Ian Ogilvy) while honeymooning in Transylvania.

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Synopsis

A tale of demonic reincarnation reminiscent of Mario Bava’s Black Sunday, Revenge of the Blood Beast (Il lago di Satana, aka The She Beast) stars Barbara Steele as Veronica, a British tourist who is stranded in a remote village with her husband Philip (Ian Ogilvy) while honeymooning in Transylvania. They meet a descendent of legendary vampire-hunter Count von Helsing (John Karlsen), who reveals that the town is haunted by a satanic curse. A mysterious car accident plunges Veronica into a nearby lake, but when her body is removed, it resembles that of the legendary “Witch of the Lake.” Reawakened from her slumber, the blister-faced hag, armed with sickle and claws, rises from the makeshift morgue and unleashes her vengeance upon the descendants of those who executed her, centuries earlier. While the bumbling Soviet authorities stumble over themselves to solve the murders, Philip join forces with von Helsing to capture the witch and put an end to the dreadful curse. Director Michael Reeves (Witchfinder General) mixes gruesome thrills with dark comedy (courtesy of character actor Mel Welles as a devious hotel owner), to make Revenge of the Blood Beast an especially playful entry in the Euro Horror genre.

Reviews

Raro’s new HD transfer looks gorgeous, with the colors really popping from the screen and very little damage noticeable.
— Under the radar
it’s a strangely enjoyable little mix of horror and comedy
— Dvddrive
It’s always interesting to see how filmmakers mold horror and comedy together. Most of the time, it doesn’t work well, but Revenge of the Blood Beast strikes gold.
— High Def Digest

Cast and Credits

Director
Micahel Reeves

Writer
Francesco Barilli, Massimo D’Avack

Producer
Roas Medusa

Cast
Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lay, Ong Ard, Pipop Pupinyo, Prapas Chindang, Chit Choi

Cinematography
Riccardo Pallottini

Music
Daniele Patucchi

Special Features

Featurette by Nocturno (a documentary on the making of the Film) 

A fully illustrated Booklet including critical analysis of the film.
New Digital Transfer from Original 35mm Negative Print.
Digitally Restored and Remastered.
New and improved English subtitle translation
Contains a booklet and one Blu-ray disc

Production: Italy – 1972
Running time: 79 minutes
Language: English
35mm, color
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

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