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Director:
Writers:
Mario Caiano (story) &
Fabio De Agostini (story)
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Release Date:
5 July 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A mad, sadistic scientist on the loose! See more »
Plot:
A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Badly written, beautifully executed See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Barbara Steele ... Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith
Paul Muller ... Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith (as Paul Miller)
Helga Liné ... Solange
Marino Masé ... Dr. Dereck Joyce (as Lawrence Clift)
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Jonathan (as John McDouglas)
Rik Battaglia ... David

Directed by
Mario Caiano  (as Allen Grünewald)
 
Writing credits
Mario Caiano (story, screenplay and dialogue) &
Fabio De Agostini (story, screenplay and dialogue)

Produced by
Carlo Caiano .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Enzo Barboni 
 
Film Editing by
Renato Cinquini 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Set Decoration by
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Costume Design by
Mario Giorsi 
 
Makeup Department
Duilio Giustini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pietro Nofri .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelo Sangermano .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bernardino Fronzetti .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Mancini .... camera operator
Ermanno Serto .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Priscilla Contardi .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amanti d'oltretomba" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
UK:101 min | USA:90 min | Italy:104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (2002) (self applied) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1998-2005) | USA:Unrated

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Trivia:
Director Mario Caiano initially wanted to highlight the gory scenes with red color. The idea was dropped due to budget limitations.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith:[to Muriel Arrowsmith] I've asked you before not to come down to my laboratory while I'm busy with my experiments.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Lost Hearts (2007) (V)See more »

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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Badly written, beautifully executed, 25 March 1999

Laughable dialogue doesn't detract too much from this moody, sometimes disturbing Italian Gothic. The story seems to be loosely adapted from an M.R. James ghost story called "Lost Hearts". Although the torture scenes in the uncut version are remarkably strong for their time, there are other things that are more disquieting. Most hideous of all is the character of Solange, the maid, whose youth has been restored by a dead woman's blood. When she speaks of how the blood grows cold and heavy in her veins, it's a very unsettling moment. The black-and-white photography is beautifully atmospheric. Ennio Morricone's music is more conventional than usual -- especially the mazurka that represents Muriel, which is too simple and sentimental for a Barbara Steele character... but the tremendous Fugue for organ which dominates the soundtrack deserves special mention. In spite of its lapses, and with apologies to Mario Bava, this is still my favorite Italian Gothic horror film!

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