One of my all time favorite films finally made it to Blu-ray.
I have talked about this film a couple of times before on this blog, but I can't say enough good things about it, and now Mondo Macabro has brout it to a Blu-ray and it's time to rave again.
At the beginning of the disc Mondo tells us that there are still a few imperfections in the movie as it is a 2K scan from a lone surviving print and that they hope it does not deter from the viewing experience.
How in the world could anything deter the experience of watching this perfect gem?
The film opens during WW2 and a German officer (Jean Servais) is waiting for the birth of his child. The wife dies after giving birth and the officer is informed that he has a new daughter. He promptly kills the baby.
After the credits we are moved to 1970 and a bus load of seven tourists who are on vacation and due to circumstances are forced to stay as Castle von Rhoneberg. The butler, a scary looking guy named Hans (Maurice De Groote) introduces himself and states that their rooms are ready. He also informs them that he received a phone call from a woman who told him about the pending arrival and their names.
The guests settle in and meet their host Baron Von Rhoneberg and during dinner a mysterious female guest named Lisa appears. Lisa is played by the gorgeous Erica Blanc, and her entrance into the room during this scene is something one never forgets.
It eventually is revealed that the tourists represent the seven deadly sins and Lisa is a succubus killing the people one by one and claiming their souls for Satan (Danial Emilfork).
Blanc never looked better in a movie, and I have seen this beautiful woman in many, many films. There are several set pieces that are unforgettable in this Euro horror gem which is actually one of the very few, if only horror film shot in Belgium.
The rest of the cast includes Jacques Monseau as a young seminary student who is slowly seduced by Blanc's Lisa character, Ivana Novak and Shirley Corrigan.
Beautiful Euro women, old castles, strange plot twists and much more make this an enjoyable film that I am finally able to see on Blu-ray. This gets my highest recommendations.