Black Magic Rites: Remastered Edition [Blu-ray]
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This one starts with a woman being burned alive at the stake for being a witch to the bass line and percussion of Santana's 'Soul Sacrifice' while some psychedelic credits roll over Mario Bava-esque colors shining on the faces of the attendant villagers, so we know what kind of a schlocky treat we're in store for from the get-go.
Five centuries later, we're witness to a black magic ceremony involving a naked woman chained to an altar while some dudes in red leotards and black capes invoke Satan to reincarnate the soul of Isabel (the burnt witch) who gets a chance to be reborn every night of the 25th moon. You see, Count Dracula was the lover of Isabel the witch, who petitioned the powers of Darkness to become the first vampire, and presides over the reincarnation rituals.
That's the extent of the ridiculous plot; the rest of the flick is all about naked women. Euro babes, to be exact, and we see them being tied up, burnt alive, fondled, scantily clad, buried alive, tortured, in cages, beaten with tree limbs, losing their virginity, getting felt up by vampires, sacrificed, groped by their doctors, pursued by priests and superstitious villagers, in lesbian trysts and all the hysteria and melodrama we've come to expect from these Italian psych-horror sleaze fests. REJOICE or RUN AWAY! (2 stars for the flick, 4 stars for the rest...).
This one starts with a woman being burned alive at the stake for being a witch to the bass line and percussion of Santana's 'Soul Sacrifice' while some psychedelic credits roll over Mario Bava-esque colors shining on the faces of the attendant villagers, so we know what kind of a schlocky treat we're in store for from the get-go. Other reviewers seem to take these films way too seriously, as they were never intended to be. The key ingredients were a Eurogothic horror homage to the Universal classics, sex and gratuitous violence that wasn't permissable before 1968 when the codes were revised (usually heaped upon women back in those days for not staying at home + rearing kids while keeping working dads liquored up after a tough day at the office), pervasive nudity, drug use prevalent at that time, and more nudity. 'Gotta love it for what it was, not is - know what I mean?Read more ›
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This is like Devil's Plaything its the story of an old vampire/witch being kept alive with the blood of young women. It's OK sort for a B Horror Movie. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Doc
This should not have any stars - the movie is really IS AWFUL and the acting was just as bad.Published 21 months ago by Diane Rodes
It was an O.K. movie, but a bit uninteresting at times. Will keep it , though, in case I need to watch and fall asleep.Published 22 months ago by William R. Habermann
Great visuals, lack of cohesive anything. Pretty typical for the genre and film type. Looks great, no substance. The wife and I both drifted off towards the end...Published on November 6, 2013 by Robert Lane
Product never downloaded into my Library lost my money!!!!! What the hell happen! Bad move ordering crap! No refunded money.Published on October 8, 2013 by Randy
I wouldn't know, I finally put it in my blue ray player and it doesn't play. I got ripped off. My blue ray doesn't read it. Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Roxanne Runco
The title speaks of its horror. Standard torture scenes like chaining and beating are many. No surprise. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Charming
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