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Nightmare Castle (1965)

Barbara Steele , Paul Muller , Mario Caiano  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga Liné, Lawrence Clift
  • Directors: Mario Caiano
  • Format: Black & White, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Severin
  • DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001SGEUFQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,657 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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AS GOOD - IF NOT BETTER - THAN ANY MARIO BAVA GOTHIC TALE... A Near Perfect Visual Ghost Story And A True Horror Fan's Wet Dream! --Monsters At Play

Product Description

The Italian Gothic Horror Classic Now Restored In HD From The Original Negative With All-New Bonus Features!

At the height of her career as the dark goddess of Italian horror, the legendary Barbara Steele (BLACK SUNDAY) delivered two of her most memorable performances in this tale of obsession, madness and depravity. Steele stars as a cheating wife who is chained, whipped and tortured to death by her sadistic scientist husband, and as her unstable blonde stepsister whose fate may be even more ghastly. Paul Muller (VAMPYROS LESBOS), Helga Line (HORROR EXPRESS) and Rik Battaglia (SISTER EMANUELLE) co-star in this twisted shocker directed by Mario Caiano, featuring stunning black & white cinematography by Enzo Barboni and the very first horror score by Ennio Morricone. Throw away all those inferior transfers from censored TV prints: This is NIGHTMARE CASTLE like you've never seen it before!

EXTRAS:
Featurette with Star Barbara Steele
Featurette with Director Mario Caiano


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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Barbara Steele fans MUST get this version of the DVD March 11, 2009
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Nightmare Castle has finally to DVD in a pristine print from Severin films. It had been reported all over the web about how Severin Films uncovered a negative and are remastering the print in HiDef which will blow away all other releases. Having watched this , you will indeed get a super clean transfer, widescreen and uncut. Time to get rid of the grainy or cut transfers.
This movie is an ultra Gothic movie, with tons of atmosphere & some shocking gore scenes. The musical score is phenominal. You get Barbara Steele(Muriel Arrowsmith) in a dual role. She gets killed by her sicko husband Paul Muller (Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith) when she gets caught having an affair. He remarries a reletive of Barbara Steele(who is blond), Jenny Arrowsmith who inherited her sister's fortune. Now he wants to kill her & inherit it from her.
The murdered couple come back to haunt Dr Arrowsmith & Jenny until they get total vengeance. They get inside Jenny's head to where she thinks she is Muriel.
That is basically the movie in a nutshell, but what makes this above average is the heavy Gothic atmosphere. If you are in the mood to watch, you will very much enjoy the film. On top of that the transfer of Severin films is just fantastic, with a couple of minor glitches here and there, but overall the transfer is very sharp with blacks looking very solid as opposed to a faded worn looking transfer. Severin films is to be commended for this effort. Very much recommended !
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paradise for Steele Fans May 21, 2009
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What a treat for the legions of Barbara Steele worshippers -- a beautiful restoration of NIGHTMARE CASTLE, with our girl in a double role and virtually every scene! The movie's never looked this good before; with the exception of two or three brief seconds, the image is immaculate. No Italian subtitles, but respectable English dubbing. And -- the disc's crowning glory -- a wonderful video interview with Steele, done for this release, where she talks in some detail about the beginnings of her career. Steele fled Hollywood, Fox, a blonde dye-job, Don Siegel, and Elvis Presley for Rome, where she fell in love with the Italian culture and the Italian film industry, making that series of horror flicks that elevated her to cult status. Full of intelligent observations about her directors and co-stars (including some information about her role that Fellini cut from CASANOVA), here's a half-hour that shows a Steele you don't know, but will love. If you think you'll like this release, trust me -- you will! Highly recommended for horror fans.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY! A GREAT PRINT OF THIS CLASSIC! June 8, 2009
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This film haunted me for years as I saw it when I was 7 or 8 years old and the ending stuck with me for decades. I never knew the title of the film and I finally found it by chance a few years ago. Unfortunately, the battered prints of this film that were available didn't do it justice.

I bought this new re-mastered version hoping for the best and I was not disappointed. The print is extremely clean and looks fantastic with a few very minor glitches. This version runs one hour and 40 plus minutes! Which is considerably longer than any print I've ever seen.

The film is dripping with wonderful gothic atmosphere and filmed in glorious black and white. It's a great movie if your a fan of these creepy old horror film and this version also includes some interesting extras. A thirty minute interview with Barbara Steele, a 14 minute interview with the director and a couple of U.K. trailers for the film.

This film has never looked better and if you're a fan this is a must buy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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As a big fan of the "golden age" of Italian horror films, I had a pretty rough copy of this movie I'd bought and assumed it was never going to get any better. Luckily, Severin Films managed to get hold of the original negative and create what is surely the ultimate edition of NIGHTMARE CASTLE. The film itself drags in places and the plot about a scientist who has a cure for aging long before Botox, Retin-A and plastic surgery is kind of silly at times but it's worth it for the great creepy climax. The cinematography is something I really failed to appreciate fully until seeing this incredible transfer. The transfer is great and evidently, they cut quite a bit out of this in order to fit into late-night television time slots. Thankfully, it is fully restored and has great extras like interviews with the director and Barbara Steele. Also, this has the first horror score from Ennio Morricone and it really enhances the mood. As I said before, I never appreciated the lighting too much on the old transfer but this is one beautifully shot movie. The make-up and special effects are excellent too. I knew I was going to buy this as soon as I heard about it but if you are on the fence about it, I assure you that if you have not seen NIGHTMARE CASTLE as presented by Severin Films, then you really have not seen it. I'm glad to have this pristine version in my collection and I recommend it to others who appreciate 1960s Italian horror films.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Italian director Mario Caino's film "Gli Amanti Del'otre tombe" was dubbed in English and sold to American audiences in 1965 as "Nightmare Castle" starring Barbara Steele who had appeared in Federico Fellini's "8 1/2". Barbara Steele was for many years a celebrated "scream queen" of horror films. Her exotic beauty- dark hair, cat-like eyes and pale skin, made her a hot item in Italian cinema. In Nightmare Castle, Barbara Steele plays a beautiful but spoiled scientist's wife who dallies with the gardener. When her affair is discovered, her husband tortures the lovers through electrocution in his dungeon. The lovers die. Some time afterward, the scientist marries his dead wife's look-alike sister or half sister. She becomes a victim in the scientit's twisted world but the lovers from beyond the grave make it possible for her to win out in the end. The cinematography is black and white but chilling and Gothic in its ambiance- old castles, dungeons, ghosts, creepy noises. It's an enjoyable movie with really great piano/organ music as well even if it's repetitive. However, for an old 60's film some parts are awfully violent and scary so this is material to be viewed by adults and serious horror fanatics. And of course fans of horror legend Barbara Steele.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars My Kind of Movie
I still enjoy the old style horror movies, especially when the cheating spouse and boy toy get whacked. That it's shot in black and white only adds to the atmosphere.
Published 11 days ago by mominme
5.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare Castle
Very good 1960s Italian-made horror film starring Barbara Steele in two roles. Dripping with Gothic atmosphere and creepy organ music. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Celia DLF
3.0 out of 5 stars OK gothic horror
This is OK but it could of been much better, I like Black Sunday and Castle of Blood much better ,those films are Atmospheric gems. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Jerry G
5.0 out of 5 stars Never saw it like this before!!!
I've seen numerous prints of this film over the years, all murky, dark, soft and about 90 minutes. I liked it a lot but never knew how truly gorgeous and well scripted it was... Read more
Published 3 months ago by 1960Fury
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Funny!
Not scary but fun to watch. Old horror movies are better than all the blood and gore of the newer ones
Published 3 months ago by lmt2094
1.0 out of 5 stars pretty bad.
I enjoy old movies. Old horror flicks are just kinda fun to watch. This was just strange. Picture quality was bad, very dark. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Domenick Bunone
4.0 out of 5 stars Old spooky movie
This is an older movie from the 60's and it is scary without all the high tech computer graphics. I think it is a movie worth renting.
Published 3 months ago by Dennis Lamielle
1.0 out of 5 stars Black and White
This was supposedly made recently but looked like something created in 1940. I couldn't get past the format and presentation, never played it beyond the 10 minute mark and was... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pat Bonsall
2.0 out of 5 stars This is "digitally remastered"? I don't think so.
Whatever print Amazon is streaming under the "Digitally Remastered" listing...this ain't it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lisa R. Morton
1.0 out of 5 stars Old School
If I'd been in the mood for an older flick I might have enjoyed this one. However, I have been spoiled by the newer movies. I didn't like the acting either.
Published 6 months ago by Tybault
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