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Description:In 17th Century Moldavia, the evil Princess Asa is condemned to death for witchcraft and vampirism, along with her brother, Prince Igor Javutich. Two hundred years later, two doctors en route to a medical convention discover her crypt and accidentally set her resurrection in motion! With the help of Javutich and others whom she enthralls with her cold, dead kiss, Asa sets her sights on her ultimate victim - Princess Katia, her own twin descendant.
Black Sunday , also known as The Mask of Satan, is a 1960 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava, from a screenplay by Ennio de Concini and Mario Serandrei. The film stars Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici, and Ivo Garrani. It was Bava's directorial debut, although he had completed several previous feature films without credit. Based very loosely on Nikolai Gogol's short story "Viy", the narrative concerns a vampire-witch who is put to death by her own brother, only to return 200 years later to feed on her descendants.
By the social standards of the 1960s, the film was considered unusually gruesome, and was banned in the UK until 1968 because of its violence. In the U.S., some of the gore was censored. Despite the censorship, Black Sunday was a worldwide critical and box office success - and launched the careers of director Mario Bava and movie star Barbara Steele. In 2004, one of its sequences was voted number 40 among the "100 Scariest Movie Moments", by the Bravo Channel.
Watched this via out Amazon Fire HD box, quite simply a BRILLIANT film, in fact the hubby liked it so much he is considering getting it on Blu-ray of DVD (just been released in... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Sarah
I bought this for the second feature I VAMPIRI,but was disapointed the english dubbed version is NOT included.Published 4 months ago by Flordeliza Uzunoglu
I only managed to catch up with this - on tape - a few years ago, and was distinctly impressed. This DVD issue is a feast for the fan (not unlike the BFI 'Phantom Of The Opera'),... Read morePublished 6 months ago by A.J.Bradley
Great film. Rare USA version included on this disc. Briefly available on laserdisc in 4:3 format. This disc includes widescreen USA version which has never been releasedPublished 11 months ago by James Kaffenberger
Mario Bava followed up his hit and miss horror anthology, Black Sabbath, with a film more akin to early Hammer Horror with Black Sunday. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Colonel Decker
Vampires, witches, gothic castles, crumbling crypts and the odd dead body. If this movie had werewolves, it would be the perfect Halloween movie. Read morePublished 13 months ago by E. A Solinas