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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Independent U.S. distributors Scorpion Releasing and Kino Video have confirmed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray Italian director Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965), starring Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi, and Stelio Candelli. The release is scheduled to arrive on the U.S. market in late October.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14509

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

I'd be tempted on this one strictly for it's Bava visual qualities. (Lord knows, it has some of the funniest "techno-babble" ever put on film.)

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2014 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Independent U.S. distributors Scorpion Releasing and Kino Video have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Italian director Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965), starring Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi, and Stelio Candelli. The release will be available for purchase on October 28th.

Synopsis: Mario Bava, (Hatchet for the Honeymoon, The Whip and the Body), master of the Italian suspense film, tries his hand at science fiction with this stylishly mod twist on the vampire legend. Two spacecrafts on the same mission land on a strange, misty planet. The crew members each find themselves overcome by a hostile alien force which causes homicidal impulses in each of them. As the astronauts are killed one by one, the dead won't stay dead, which complicates things greatly for the remaining living crew who are attempting to unravel the mystery of the strange forces at hand. Great set design, pleasingly garish colors, and a genuine sense of dread have made this film a cult favorite.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
Short Story by Renato Pestriniero
Trailers From Hell with Joe Dante
Trailers From Hell with Josh Olson
Highlight from the alternate music score
Still Gallery from Alan Upchurch collection>
Original Italian Opening credit
Original Theatrical Trailer
BD-50 (Dual layer)

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15026

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2014 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

The Special Features don't contain any interviews of Terry Rawlings or Ridley Scott on TERRORE NELL SPAZIO?

Guess they were too busy listening to the Citadel LP of Goldsmith's FREUD ... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2014 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

I'm quite a fan of Mario Bava's films. He's at a creative peak in PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES. Even when the logic fails, the film makes visual and emotional sense. The blu-ray is an absolute must.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2014 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I'm quite a fan of Mario Bava's films. He's at a creative peak in PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES. Even when the logic fails, the film makes visual and emotional sense. The blu-ray is an absolute must.

The Tim Lucas commentary will enhance the new disc, nicely. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
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