Black Sabbath (1963)
Thursday 14th December 2017
Black Sunday was such a huge hit that a follow-up was swiftly demanded, and horror maestro Mario Bava duly devised this three-part horror anthology blending modern and period stories.
In the giallo-style The Telephone, a woman is terrorised by her former pimp after his escape from prison, and tries to escape him with the help of her lesbian lover, who has a dark secret of her own. In the Victorian-era The Drop of Water, a nurse steals a ring from the corpse of a dead spiritualist, which naturally tries to get it back. But it's the 19th-century Russian story The Wurdalak that comes closest to Bava's earlier classic, with the great Boris Karloff as a much-loved paterfamilias who might not be entirely what he seems.
Bava's direction is as stylish as ever, and Black Sabbath, released on DVD and Blu-ray 18th December 2017 from Arrow Films, is almost a compendium of his favourite themes.
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film; I tre volti della paura the European version with score by Roberto Nicolosi & Black Sabbath the re-edited and re-dubbed AIP version with Les Baxter score
- English SDH subtitles for English Audio and a new English subtitle translation of the Italian audio
- Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
- Twice the Fear, A comparison of the different versions of the film
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.