Kino Classics has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director Mario Bava's La frusta e il corpo a.k.a The Whip and the Body(1963), starring Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall, and Ida Galli. Mastered in HD from an original 35mm print, The Whip and the Body will be available for purchase on December 17th.
Steeped in sadomasochism and lushly photographed in the vivid hues for which the director is known, Mario Bava's The Whip and the Body is a Gothic thriller that far surpasses the AIP Edgar Allan Poe films that it was intended to emulate. Christopher Lee (Dracula: Prince of Darkness) stars as Kurt Menliff, the sadistic son of a wealthy Count, who returns to the family castle, much to the dismay of his family, their servants, and the beautiful woman with whom he shares a fondness for the lash (Daliah Lavi). When Kurt is found murdered, it brings no peace to those who had feared him, as his vengeful spirit cannot be contained by the grave, and he returns to torment those unfortunate enough to remain within Menliff Manor.
- Mastered in HD from an original 35mm print
- Italian with optional English subtitles
- English dubbed
- French with optional English subtitles
- Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
- Theatrical trailer
- Original trailers of other Bava films