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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: SEV12534BR
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137125341
  • Street Date: 05/30/23
  • PreBook Date: 04/25/23
  • Label: Severin Films »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 358 mins
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1964
  • Region Code: 1
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Marco Mariani
  • Actor: Giuseppe Addobbati
  • Actor: Barbara Hawards
  • Actor: Alberto Archetti
  • Actor: Carla Cavalli
  • Actor: Aldo Nicodemi
  • Actor: Jody Excell
  • Actor: Milena Vukotic
  • Actor: Renato Montalbano
  • Actor: Vittoria Prada
  • Actor: Fidel Gonzáles
  • Actor: Stefania Nelli
  • Actor: Nando Angelini
  • Actor: Armando Guarnieri
  • Actor: Bruna Baini
  • Actor: Antonio Casale
  • Actor: Germana Dominici
  • Actor: Ferruccio Viotti
  • Actor: Gianni Dei
  • Actor: Umberto Borsato
  • Actor: Calogero Reale
  • Actor: Francesco Mulè
  • Actor: Marco Kramm
  • Actor: Jo O'Bryan
  • Actor: Rosalind Mayer
  • Actor: Mary Smith
  • Actor: Erna Schurer
  • Actor: Carlos Quiney
  • Actor: Agostina Belli
  • Actor: Cristiana Galloni
  • Actor: Antonio Jiménez Escribano
  • Actor: Mariano Vidal Molina
  • Actor: Enzo Fisichella
  • Actor: Ezio Sancrotti
  • Actor: Giancarlo Fantini
  • Actor: Franco Moraldi
  • Actor: Renato Paracchi
  • Actor: Javier de Rivera
  • Actor: Joseph Cotten
  • Actor: Rosalba Neri
  • Actor: Paul Muller
  • Actor: Riccardo Pizzuti
  • Actor: Herbert Fux
  • Actor: Renate Kasché
  • Actor: Lorenzo Terzon
  • Actor: Ada Pometti
  • Actor: Andrea Aureli
  • Actor: Joshua Sinclair
  • Actor: Gualtiero Rispoli
  • Actor: Petar Martinovitch
  • Actor: Adam Welles
  • Actor: Mickey Hargitay
  • Actor: Herb Andress
  • Actor: Ferruccio Fregonese
  • Actor: Marino Masé
  • Actor: Fulvio Mingozzi
  • Actor: Alessandro Perrella
  • Actor: Romano Puppo
  • Director: Renato Polselli
  • Director: Garibaldi Serra Caracciolo
  • Director: José Luis Merino
  • Director: Mel Welles
  • Producer: Felice Falvo
  • Producer: Roger Corman
  • Producer: Mel Welles
  • Director: Mel Welles, Renato Polselli, José Luis Merino, Garibaldi Serra Caracciolo
  • Producers: Roger Corman, Felice Falvo, Mel Welles


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Danza Macabra Volume One: The Italian Gothic Collection

The Italian Gothic genre embraced themes of violence, madness and sexual deviance. With these 4 films, those impulses dare to go even deeper.

Danza Macabra Volume One: The Italian Gothic Collection
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In a genre known for its castles, crypts and candelabras, Italian Gothic also embraced themes of violence, madness and sexual deviance. With these 4 films, those impulses dare to go even deeper: In 1964's THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA, director Renato Polselli and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi craft a surreal erotic shocker set within a contemporary dance troupe. Perhaps the genre's rarest film, the berserk supernatural narrative of 1965's THE SEVENTH GRAVE also makes it among the strangest. For 1970's SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER, director José Luis Merino gathers classic traditions, then strips them naked and ties them to a torture rack. And 1971's LADY FRANKENSTEIN delivers iconic EuroCult talent on both sides of the camera for one of the most luridly entertaining shockers of the decade. The films in this collection are now fully restored from their original negatives, with 12+ collective hours of Special Features.


  • Commentary With Kat Ellinger
  • Interview With Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Interview With Mark Thompson-Ashworth
  • Archival Audio Interview With Renato Polselli

  • Commentary With Rachael Nisbet
  • Interview With Fabio Melelli
  • Video Essay By Rachel Knightley

  • Commentary With Rod Barnett & Robert Monell
  • Interview With Erna Schurer
  • Video Essay By Stephen Thrower

  • Commentary With Kat Ellinger & Annie Rose Malamet
  • Commentary With Alan Jones & Kim Newman
  • Featurette With Rosalba Neri & Fabio Melelli
  • Piecing Together LADY FRANKENSTEIN
  • Documentary Short On Mel Welles
  • German TV Documentary
  • Clothed Insert Shots
  • Video Short Illustrating BBFC Censorship Cuts
  • Italian Opening Credits
  • Italian LADY FRANKENSTEIN Photo Novel
  • And More!
  • Media

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    Bonus Materials

    • Audio Commentary For THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA With Kat Ellinger, Author of Daughters Of Darkness
    • Terror At The Opera - Interview With Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    • Capodimonte Gothic - Interview With Italian Film Devotee Mark Thompson-Ashworth
    • Radio Polselli - Archival Audio Interview With Director Renato Polselli
    • French Trailer for THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA
    • Audio Commentary For THE SEVENTH GRAVE With Rachael Nisbet, Film Critic And Co-Host Of Fragments Of Fear
    • Seven Graves And A Mystery - Interview With Film Historian Fabio Melelli
    • English Aesthetic With Giallo Blood - Video Essay By Gothic Scholar And Author Rachel Knightley
    • Audio Commentary For SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER With Rod Barnett, Film Historian And Co-Host Of NaschyCast, And Robert Monell, Writer And Editor Of I'm In A Jess Franco State Of Mind
    • Scream Erna Scream! - Interview With Actress Erna Schurer
    • In The Castle Of Blood - Video Essay By Stephen Thrower, Author Of Books On Jess Franco And Lucio Fulci
    • Audio Commentary For LADY FRANKENSTEIN With Kat Ellinger, Author Of Daughters Of Darkness, And Annie Rose Malamet, Film Scholar And Host Of Girls, Guts, Giallo
    • Audio Commentary For LADY FRANKENSTEIN With Alan Jones, Author Of Dario Argento: The Man, The Myths & The Magic, And Kim Newman, Author Of Nightmare Movies
    • Meet The Baroness - Featurette With Actress Rosalba Neri And Film Historian Fabio Melelli
    • Piecing Together LADY FRANKENSTEIN
    • The Lady And The Orgy - Documentary Short On Director Mel Welles
    • The Truth About LADY FRANKENSTEIN (2007) - German TV Documentary
    • Clothed Insert Shots
    • Video Short Illustrating BBFC Censorship Cuts
    • Italian Opening Credits
    • Bigfilm Magazine (1971) - Italian LADY FRANKENSTEIN Photo Novel
    • Extensive Image Gallery
    • Home Video Gallery
    • Radio Spots
    • TV Spot
    • Trailers for LADY FRANKENSTEIN

    Sales Points

    • For fans of THE CAT AND THE CANARY
    • For fans of Italian cinema
    • For fans of gothic cinema

    Press Quotes

    Italian Gothic was born from the thrill of transgression.

         —Roberto Curti, Italian Gothic Horror Films

    THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA: Insanity reigns here... It's gothic, sinister, erotic and crazy. Those willing to cross genre boundaries will be richly rewarded.


    THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA: Part Gothic horror, part erotic madness... If you're a fan of Polselli's delirious S&M fever nightmares from the early '70s, you're going to love this.

         —At the Mansion of Madness

    THE SEVENTH GRAVE: Entertaining and quite fun... It's full of little moments that make your heart beat faster and the séance scene is powerfully creepy.


    THE SEVENTH GRAVE: One of Italian Gothic's most elusive titles.

         —Roberto Curti, Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969

    SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER: Kinkiness and violent depravity ensue... It's an Italian/Spanish co-production, which is the best of both worlds for EuroHorror fanatics.

         —DVD Drive-In

    SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER: Irresistibly groovy '70s Euro-horror... It blends FRANKENSTEIN, THE WOLF MAN and JANE EYRE into a heady brew that's either classically gothic or hopelessly kitsch.

         —The Spinning Image

    LADY FRANKENSTEIN: Pure drive-in bliss... Fun gothic horror with kinky sequences that predate the depraved antics of FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN.

         —Mondo Digital

    LADY FRANKENSTEIN: Evil never looked so sexy... Rosalba Neri will steal your heart, spleen, liver and all the fun bouncy bits.

         —Horror News


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