Mario Bava, 1972

PLEASE NOTE: This is a US Region A BLU RAY

After spending several years exploring more contemporary genres, director Mario Bava (Black Sunday) returned with BARON BLOOD to the gothic as a setting for the gruesome thriller. Working with producer Alfredo Leoni, Bava crafted a film that is loyal to the bylaws of traditional horror, but is infused with a more modern visual style.

An American professor (Antonio Cantafora) travels to the estate of his ancestor, the sadistic Baron Otto van Kleist, seeking the truth beneath his notorious reputation. When he and his assistant Eva (Elke Sommer) read aloud an ancient incantation, the Baron’s spirit is resurrected, leading to a series of violent deaths within the haunted castle.

Special features:

Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative

Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colours of the Dark

Alternative title sequences

Original theatrical trailers

Radio spots

Original trailers of other Bava films

Film details:

BARON BLOOD – Gli arrori del castello di Norimberga

Italy 1972 colour 98 min 1.78:1

1920 x 1080p

Directed and Photographed by Mario Bava

Produced by Alfredo Leone

Screenplay by Vincent Fotre

Based on a story by Nikolai Gogol

Music by Stelvio Cipriani

With Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotton, Antonio Cantafora, Massimo GIROTTI,Rada Rassimov