Renato Polselli, 1973
PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region 1 DVD
Black Magic Rites(Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento… and previously released as The Reincarnation of Isabel)
Filled with psychedelic ’70s style by Italian cult director Renato Polselli (Delirium), this Satanic shocker pulses with violently erotic energy, and is a must see for horror aficionados.
In a mountaintop castle, devil worshippers hunt down virgins and cut out their hearts to restore life to their Great Mistress Isabella (Rita Calderoni), a witch who was burned to death centuries before. The castle is purchased by the unwitting Jack Nelson (Mickey Hargitay, former husband of Jayne Mansfield), whose niece Laureen (also played by Rita Calderoni) bears a striking resemblance to Mistress Isabella. Drawn into the cult’s evil orbit, Laureen is targeted as the final sacrifice in order to restore Isabella’s terrifying power.
Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative
Original theatrical trailer
Italy 1973 Colour 98 min 1.78:1
1920 x 1080p Not Rated
Written and Directed by Renato Polselli
Director of Photography: Ugo Brunelli
Music by Romolo Forlai and Gianfranco Reverberi
With Mickey Hargitay, Rita Calderoni, Christa Barrymore, Raul Lovecchio