Director: Mario Bava, 1960

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region A DVD

In one of the most auspicious directorial debuts in movie history, Mario Bava bridged the gap between the gothic horror picture and the European art film with BLACK SUNDAY (aka La maschera del demonio or The Mask of Satan). Made in 1960 and now considered a cult classic, it continues to reverberate through the cinema, inspiring and influencing new generations of filmmakers.

In an absolutely mesmerising performance, BLACK SUNDAY stars Barbara Steele as AsaVajda, a beautiful woman tortured and executed as a witch – but not before pronouncing a curse that is fulfilled some 200 years later.

This newly mastered HD edition is the original Italian cut of the film, complete with Roberto Nicolosi’s expressive score and three minutes of footage deleted from the US release version.

Special features:

Mastered in HD from an archival 35mm print

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

Original theatrical trailer

Original trailers of other Bava films

Film details:

Italy 1960 B&W 87 min 1.66:1

1920 x 1080p 2.0 Mono Not Rated

Directed by Mario Bava

Produced by Messimo De Rita

Screenplay by Ennio De concini and Mario Serandrei

Based on a story by Nikolai Gogol

Director of Photography: Mario Bava and Ubaldo Terzano

Music by Roberto Nicolosi

With Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani