EVERY CORNER OF THE SOUL IS LOST TO THE ICY CLUTCH OF THE SUPERNATURAL!
From the father of Italian Horror Mario Bava (Black Sunday, The Whip and the Body) comes a tale of nightmarish surrealism and supernatural suspense.
Lisa (Elke Sommer) – an American tourist travelling in Spain – loses her tour party and seeks refuge in the tumbledown mansion of a blind countess after being guided there by the distinctly satanic butler of the house, Leandro (Telly Savalas – Horror Express, Kojak). The Son of the Countess notices Lisa’s striking resemblance to his dead lover and pursues her as a night of murder, strange eroticism and dark hallucinations begins.
Re-cut in the US to cash in on the popularity of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist and released as The House of Exorcism (included in this special edition) the original Lisa & the Devil is Bava at his abstract and delirious best, delivering a 70s horror classic and a masterclass in cinema as feverish nightmare.
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 both versions of the film: ‘Lisa and the Devil’ and ‘The House of Exorcism’ producer’s cut
– Optional English and Italian audio on ‘Lisa and the Devil’
– English SDH subtitles on both features and a new English subtitle translation of the Italian Audio of ‘Lisa and the Devil’
– Audio Commentary on ‘Lisa and the Devil’ by Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
– Audio Commentary on ‘The House of Exorcism’ by producer Alfredo Leone and star Elke Sommer
– Introductions to both films by author and critic Alan Jones
– The Exorcism of Lisa – Assistant Director Lamberto Bava, screenwriter Roberto Natale, Roy Bava and Alberto Pezzotta discuss the making of both versions of the film
– Deleted Scene
– Original trailers
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
– Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Stephen Thrower illustrated with original stills and archive posters