Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
Since our inception, Vinegar Syndrome, through our sister lab, OCN Digital Labs, has had the honor of working on dozens of restorations for some of the best home video distributors in the business. As well as being selected as a 'Staff Picks' title, we were also involved with this film's digital restoration in some combination of scanning, restoration and/or color correction. Films that we have worked on will be tagged with the 'Lab Work' label.
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 Liné (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, packed with extras including TWO more full-length Barbara Steele shockers in HD: Antonio Margheriti’s CASTLE OF BLOOD and Massimo Pupillo’s TERROR CREATURES FROM THE GRAVE!
- Audio Commentary With Star Barbara Steele and Horror Historian David Del Valle
- Barbara Steele In Conversation Featurette
- Interview Featurette With Director Mario Caiano
- BONUS FEATURE: CASTLE OF BLOOD 2k Scan Of Rare US 35mm Release Print
- BONUS FEATURE: TERROR CREATURES FROM THE GRAVE 2k Scan Of Rare US 35mm Release Print
- Terror Creatures Featurette With Director Massimo Pupillo, Actor Riccardo Garrone and Film Historian Fabio Melelli (In Italian with Optional English Subs)
- Terror Creatures Deleted Scenes (In French with Optional English Subs)