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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Boris Karloff
Director: Mario Bava, Salvatore Billitteri Cast: Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
, Michele Mercier
Michele Mercier
Mario Bava, Salvatore Billitteri,

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This anthology features three chilling horror stories. "Il Telefono" is credited to Guy de Maupassant, although he never wrote such a story, and concerns a woman (Michele Mercier) receiving telephone calls from beyond the grave. "Wurdulak," by Alexei Tolstoi, stars Boris Karloff as an aging vampire who can only feed on those he loves. Co-starring Mark Damon and Susy Andersen, it is clearly the best story of the three. The final tale, "La Goccia d'Acqua," is falsely credited to Anton Chekhov. It features Jacqueline Pierreux stealing a ring from a corpse she is preparing for burial, only to be murdered by the old woman's ghost. The American version differs in four major areas: the print is shorter, the stories appear in a different order, there is a linking device with Karloff speaking directly to the audience from a foggy void, and Roberto Nicolosi's musical score is replaced with one by lounge-icon Les Baxter. The American release of the film is also missing a comic coda featuring Karloff riding on horseback (or is he?); this appears in most Eurpoean prints of the film, including Mario Bava's original cut.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2013
UPC: 0738329099725
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 40,505

Special Features

Original trailers of other Bava films

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Gorca
Michele Mercier Rosy
Lydia Alfonsi Mary [The Telephone]
Mark Damon Vladimir d'Urfe
Jacqueline Pierreux Helen Corey
Susy Andersen Sdenka [The Wurdalak]
Rika Dialina Wife
Milli Monti Maid
Glauco Onorato Giorgio
Massimo Righi Pietro

Technical Credits
Mario Bava Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Salvatore Billitteri Director,Producer
Baxter Score Composer
Alberto Bevilacqua Screenwriter
Ivan Chekhov Original Story
Riccardo Domenici Set Decoration/Design
Otello Fava Makeup
Marcello Fondato Screenwriter
Giorgio Giovannini Art Director
Trini Grani Costumes/Costume Designer
Paolo Mercuri Producer
Roberto Nicolosi Score Composer
Kay Rose Sound Editor
Mario Serandrei Editor
F.G. Snyder Original Story
Ubaldo Terzano Cinematographer
Alexei N. Tolstoy Original Story

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black Sabbath
1. Chapter 1 [:10]
1. "The Telephone" [7:47]
2. Hiding Valuables [9:05]
3. Visitor [10:06]
4. "The Wurdulak: [9:56]
5. Midnight [11:11]
6. The Child Is Gone [11:26]
7. No Escape [8:44]
8. "The Drop Of Water" [4:43]
9. The Ring [6:30]
10. Haunted [12:34]

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