After spending several years exploring more contemporary genres, director Mario Bava (Black Sunday) returned with Baron Blood to the Gothic world as a setting for a gruesome thriller. Working with producer Alfredo Leone, Bava crafted a film that is loyal to the bylaws of traditional horror, but is infused with a more modern visual style.
An American professor (Antonio Cantafora) travels to the estate of his ancestor, the sadistic Baron Otto von Kleist, seeking the truth beneath his notorious reputation. When he and his assistant Eva (Elke Sommer) read aloud an ancient incantation, the Baron’s spirit is resurrected, leading to a series of violent deaths within the haunted castle.
DVD – PAL Region 2
Blu-Ray Region B
You will need an All Region Player to Play these Discs in North America
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of three versions of the film: ‘Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga’ with Italian opening and closing titles and ‘Baron Blood’ with English opening and closing titles and the European English export version audio, and for the first time on home video, the AIP version with alternate score by Les Baxter
Three audio versions: Optional Italian, European English and AIP English re-dub and re-score
English SDH subtitles for both English versions and a new English subtitle translation of the Italian audio
Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
Bava’s other 1972 film ‘Four Times That Night’ presented on Blu-ray and DVD
Introduction to Baron Blood by author and critic Alan Jones
Trailers for Baron Blood and Four Times That Night
Baron Blood Radio Spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Oliver James and Pasquale Iannone, illustrated with original archive stills and posters