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The Church

The Church

Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Director: Michele Soavi Cast: Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
, Roberto Corbiletto
Roberto Corbiletto
, Olivia Cupisti
Olivia Cupisti
Michele Soavi
The Church

The Church

Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Director: Michele Soavi Cast: Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
, Roberto Corbiletto
Roberto Corbiletto
, Olivia Cupisti
Olivia Cupisti
Michele Soavi

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Originally intended as the third chapter in producer Dario Argento's Demons trilogy, La Chiesa stands alone as an effective horror film centering on a haunted cathedral with a violent past. The church's history begins in Medieval Italy, when the Knights Templar massacred an entire village of suspected Satanists and built the structure upon the site of the slain peasants' mass grave. Designed by an architect/alchemist (who was buried alive within his creation), the church is filled with elaborate machinery designed to seal off all entrances if ever the spirits of the entombed villagers were to rise again... which, of course, takes place in the present when the crypt's seal is removed. As demonic forces have their way with the church's occupants, it becomes the task of the parish priest (Hugh Quarshie) and a young girl (Asia Argento, daughter of Dario) to discover the builder's last line of defense before the evil is unleashed upon the outside world. Directed by Michele Soavi (who later gained critical acclaim with the inventive Dellamorte Dellamore), this is an imaginative Gothic horror film with startling imagery straight out of a Hieronymous Bosch painting and its own well-conceived mythology. Shots of the church's elaborate Medieval machines grinding to life are particularly memorable.


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Product Details

Release Date: 03/20/2018
UPC: 0751778951093
Original Release: 1989
Source: Doppelganger Releasi
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 16,996

Special Features

Brand new 2k scan of the original negatives, with over 45 hours of color correction done in America, exclusive to this release; Brand new interview with star Asia Argento; Brand new exclusive interview with Michele Soavi; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Feodor Chaliapin Bishop
Roberto Corbiletto Actor
Olivia Cupisti Actor
Gianfranco de Grassi Actor
Alina de Simone Actor
Asia Argento Lotte
Claire Hardwick Actor
Lars Butin Jorgensen Actor
John Karlsen Actor
Katherine Bell Marjorie Actor
Riccardo Minervini Actor
Enrico Osteman Actor
Micaela Pignatelli Actor
Patrizia Punzo Actor
Hugh Quarshie Father Gus
Giovanni Lombardo Radice Actor
John Richardson Actor
Matteo Rochietta Actor
Antonella Vitale Model
Tomas Arana Evan
Barbara Cupisti Lisa

Technical Credits
Michele Soavi Director,Screenwriter
Renato Agostini Special Effects
Dario Argento Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Keith Emerson Score Composer
Franco Ferrini Original Story,Screenwriter
Franco Fraticelli Editor
Massimo Antonello Geleng Production Designer
Goblin Score Composer
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer
Maurizio Paiola Costumes/Costume Designer
Sergio Stivaletti Special Effects
Renato Tafuri Cinematographer

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