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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.

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Horror

Certificate:

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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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Great piece of psychedelic sleaze.
4 October 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee 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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