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Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento... (1973)

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.

Director:

Renato Polselli (as Ralph Brown)

Writer:

Renato Polselli
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mickey Hargitay ... Jack Nelson
Rita Calderoni Rita Calderoni ... Isabella / Laureen
Raul Lovecchio Raul Lovecchio ... Occultist (as Raoul)
Christa Barrymore Christa Barrymore ... Christa (as Krista Barrymore)
Consolata Moschera Consolata Moschera ... (as Moschera Consolata)
William Darni William Darni ... Richard Brenton
Max Dorian Max Dorian ... Doctor
Marcello Bonini Olas Marcello Bonini Olas ... Gerg (as Bonini Marcello)
Cristina Perrier Cristina Perrier ... Glenda
Stefania Fassio Stefania Fassio ... Steffy
Gabriele Bentivoglio Gabriele Bentivoglio ... Priest
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni ... (as Fanfoni Vittorio)
Anna Ardizzone Anna Ardizzone
Marisa Indice Marisa Indice
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Tano Cimarosa ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

In the late-1300s, the beautiful and innocent Isabella is tortured and burned at the stake for supposed witchcraft, in front of her lover who swears revenge. Several hundred years later, the well-off Jack Nelson and his niece, Laureen, celebrate the latter's engagement at their newly-acquired and fully renovated castle, unbeknownst to them that in the château's dank cellar, evil occultists participate in ancient black magic rites, sacrificing youthful virgins. What are their intentions? Is Laureen next in line? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 January 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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G.R.P. Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Alternates between intriguing and cheap with seemingly no distinction
15 January 2013 | by udar55See all my reviews

Jack Nelson (Mickey Hargitay) arrives a gloomy looking castle with his fiancé Laureen (Rita Calderoni) and strange things start to happen immediately. Why? The hell if I know but it is somehow related to Laureen being the reincarnation of Isabella, a witch who was staked and burned alive 500 years ago. Oh, and there are some vampires wandering around too. This is my second Renato Polselli flick (after the previous year's DELIRIUM, also with Hargitay) and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It is great in spots (moody lighting and an interesting editing technique) and completely lousy in others (totally fake rubber bats and easily exposed black backdrops outside of set windows). The biggest problem is it runs way too long (1 hour and 49 minutes) and doesn't make a lick of sense. Worth seeing once just for the 70s feel and the abundance of nudity.


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