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The Reincarnation of Isabel (1973)

Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento... (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 17 January 1973 (Italy)
A group of vampires keep the body of a witch in a castle cellar. They require virgin blood to resurrect her. A party of people arrive and things kick off.


(as Ralph Brown)



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Credited cast:
Mickey Hargitay ...
Jack Nelson
Rita Calderoni ...
Isabella / Laureen
Raul Lovecchio ...
Occultist (as Raoul)
Christa Barrymore ...
Christa (as Krista Barrymore)
Consolata Moschera ...
(as Moschera Consolata)
William Darni ...
Richard Brenton
Max Dorian ...
Marcello Bonini Olas ...
Gerg (as Bonini Marcello)
Cristina Perrier ...
Stefania Fassio ...
Gabriele Bentivoglio ...
Vittorio Fanfoni ...
(as Fanfoni Vittorio)
Anna Ardizzone
Marisa Indice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tano Cimarosa ...
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A group of vampires keep the body of a witch in a castle cellar. They require virgin blood to resurrect her. A party of people arrive and things kick off.

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17 January 1973 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century  »

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Great piece of psychedelic sleaze.
4 October 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Directed by Renato Polselli "Reincarnation of Isabel" has been long considered to be missing,disappearing after its failed initial showing in 1972-1973.The film is pretty confusing and badly written,so fans of bizarre Italian exploitation won't be disappointed.There is some gore and witchery plus plenty of sleaze.The women in this film take almost every opportunity to strip down-and that's not a bad thing in my book.A Satanic cult,as a part of an ancient rite to revive a witch who died 400 years earlier,must sacrifice a group of seven virgins.Trouble erupts when one of the prospective victim's lovers interrupts the rituals,and the witches turn into vampires and wreak havoc on the town.Renato Polselli managed to create a dreamlike atmosphere punctuated with many scenes of naked women attacked,raped,terrorized and murdered.Overall,I enjoyed this film and you should too,if you like Italian sleaze.

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