Whip and the Body, The (Blu-ray)
Steeped in sadomasochism and lushly photographed in the vivid hues for which the director is known, Mario Bava's THE WHIP AND THE BODY is a Gothic thriller that far surpasses the API Edgar Allan Poe films that it was intended to emulate.
Christopher Lee (Dracula: Prince of Darkness) stars as Kurt Menliff, the sadistic son of a wealthy Count, who returns to the family castle, much to the dismay of his family, their servants, and the beautiful woman with whom he shares a fondness for the lash (Daliah Lavi). When Kurt is found murdered, it brings no peace to those who had feared him, as his vengeful spirit cannot be contained by the grave, and he returns to torment those unfortunate enough to remain within Menliff Manor.
Director: Mario Bava
Cast: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall [Luciano Stella], Isli Oberon [Ida Galli], Harriet White [Harriet White Medin], Dean Ardow [Gustavo de Nardo], Alan Collins [Luciano Pigozzi], Jacques Herlin.
- Mastered in HD from an archival 35mm print
- udio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
- Theatrical trailer
- Original trailers of other Bava films
BBFC Rating: 18
System: 1080p High Definition
Region: Region A
Language: English, Italian, French