Renato Polselli, 1973

* This is the NTSC (USA release) version of this film

From the perverse mind of director Renato Polselli (Delerium) comes Black Magic Rites – a delectable example of deluxe sleaze cinema. This sadistic film depicts a series of satanic rituals conducted in an ancient castle s underground vaults. These rites allow for lurid depictions or whippings, burnings and torture. All of which culminates in the slaughtering of seven naked virgins and a demonic orgy.

Starring Euro sleaze-queen (and Roberto Rosselini collaborator) Rita Calderoni alongside renowned actor/muscleman Mickey Hargitay (Jayne Mansfield’s husband), this is sadomasochistic horror – Italian-style! Black Magic Rites is presented here in a definitive edition featuring a new 16:9 Enhanced master created from the original film negative, and with a slurry of special features sure to please cult horror fans.



Region: All

Year: 1973

Country: Italy

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Color / Anamorphic 16:9

Label: Redemption

Certification: UK18

Running Time: 90 min


– Exclusive director’s interview

– Theatrical trailer

– Stills gallery

– Advertising

– Video art