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Nightmare Castle (Barbara Steele): 5/19/09 from Severin Films

Old 03-17-09, 07:47 PM
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Nightmare Castle (Barbara Steele): 5/19/09 from Severin Films

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Gothic horror fans will be delighted to know that Severin Films will be giving the first official DVD release to the 1965 Barbara Steele chiller NIGHTMARE CASTLE/THE FACELESS MONSTER (original title: Amanti d’oltretomba, or “Lovers Beyond The Tomb”). The original negative has recently been discovered in a Rome storage vault and apparently in good condition. Severin will be doing a new HD transfer in its original aspect ratio, so all those super cheap bootleg DVDs taken from 10th generation TV prints can now be discarded forever. The film was directed by Mario Caiano, and Severin recently shot a great interview with the 75 year old master at his home just outside of Rome. NIGHTMARE CASTLE also showcases the very first horror score by the legendary Ennio Morricone, and the beautiful black & white cinematography comes courtesy of Enzo Barboni. A new featurette with Steele will also be included. This uncut, uncensored and unsung hit of Italian horror history will have a street date of May 19 and retail for $19.95.
I watched a somewhat ragged copy of this during the horror challenge a couple of years ago, and found it to be an enjoyably atmospheric horror flick, akin to the Bava films of that period. Plus, it has the fabulously creepy Barbara Steele.
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Old 03-17-09, 08:20 PM
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Re: Nightmare Castle (Barbara Steele): 5/19/09 from Severin Films

Cool. I had seen this was being released but it didn't have a release date.
Until now. I'll be getting it.
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Old 03-18-09, 11:15 AM
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Re: Nightmare Castle (Barbara Steele): 5/19/09 from Severin Films

Awesome. I'm down with this.
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Old 03-19-09, 08:29 AM
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Re: Nightmare Castle (Barbara Steele): 5/19/09 from Severin Films

Cool... I've got an ancient, heavily-cut (I'm sure) decrepit VHS copy of this, and even in that state it was kinda cool. Definitely at least rent this on Blu to see it how it's supposed to be.
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Old 05-18-09, 08:23 PM
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Old 05-19-09, 09:58 AM
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I'm in - sounds like a terrific release!
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I forgot this was coming out today.
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Old 05-26-09, 11:22 PM
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Got mine in the mail today. Wow what a great print and the Barbara Steele interview is fantastic.
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Old 06-02-09, 01:07 PM
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Wow. The Barbara Steele interview really is incredibly entertaining and insightful. It is wonderful to see and hear her finally relate these important stories for the record. What a vivacious and beautiful lady.
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Old 06-02-09, 11:41 PM
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Re: Nightmare Castle (Barbara Steele): 5/19/09 from Severin Films

I can't wait to pick this DVD up in the DD sale. Been a favorite of mine for years and all the previous versions were terrible.

Steele is great, but the real showstopper for me is Helga Line. I love her in this movie! SO SEXY!
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