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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Finally - news from

The Redemption label has confirmed that it is preparing to release on Blu-ray various films by legendary Italian director Mario Bava. Exact technical specs, region coding status and release dates are yet to be confirmed, but the first titles are expected in September/October 2012.

The first batch of titles is expected to include Mario Bava's cult Mask of Satan a.k.a Black Sunday (1960), starring Barbara Steele, John Richardson and Andrea Checchi, Lisa and the Devil a.k.a The House of Exorcism (1974), starring Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, and Telly Savalas, and Hatchet for the Honeymoon a.k.a Blood Brides (1970), starring Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti, and Stephen Forsyth (the latter coming from a new HD master).

The Redemption label has also confirmed that it will release on Blu-ray uncut versions of Jess Franco's Female Vampire a.k.a Erotic Kill (1973), starring the late Lina Romay, Jack Taylor and Alice Arno, Exorcism a.k.a The Sadist of Notre Dame (1979), starring Lina Romay and Catherine Lafferière, and A Virgin Among the Living Dead a.k.a Christine, Princess of Eroticism (1973), starring Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomar, and Howard Vernon.