Spirits of Death (Romano Scavolini, 1972) coming to DVD


Another fan DVD can be retired. Camera Obscura, who I regard to be the premiere DVD label currently releasing Euro-Cult fare, are releasing the previously unavailable giallo Spirits of Death (aka Un bianco vestito per mariale) on June 1 2013. The Dutch cult DVD etailer OMG Entertainment are currently offering a 10% discount for customers who pre-order before the release date. Here are the details taken from OMG’s mailer:


sound: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
picture: 2.35:1 (anamorphic widescreen) / PAL
subtitles: English, German (optional)

bonus features: Featurette “Esoteric and cryptic“* featuring director Romano Scavolini, audio commentary with Christian Keßler and Marcus Stiglegger, booklet with liner notes by Kai Naumann (German/English), Deleted Scenes, Italian trailer, picture gallery
* with optional German and English subtitles

running time: ca. 85 Minuten (original uncut version)
region code: 2
packaging: DigiPak in cardboard sleeve

limited to: 2.000 pcs

As a child, Marialé had to witness the unspeakable: Her father catches her mother lying in the arms of her young lover and decides to end this extramarital affair via handgun. Many years later, the traumatized little Marialé has grown into a beautiful young woman. She spends her life in her wary husband’s secluded castle, with barely any contact to the outside world. One day, she decides bring a little joy to her life and invites a group of old friends to spend the weekend in her gothic home. When the decadent party culminates in a boundless orgy, the first dead body turns up. And this is only the shocking beginning of a blood red night of epic elegance…

10 years prior to his notoriously gory axe shocker Nightmare in a Damaged Brain, Romano Scavolini created this stylish gothic giallo par excellence. Un Bianco Vestito per Marialé is the beautiful bastard child of Mario Bava and Federico Fellini, a colorful ode to decadence with all the ingredients fans of Italy’s genre cinema have come to love: beautiful women, bloody murders, blowing curtains, a star-studded cast and an exquisite soundtrack by grand masters Fiorenzo Capri and Bruno Nicolai.

Pre-order here.

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