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November 30, 2013

Mario Bava's "The Whip and the Body" Debuts December 17th, 2013 on Blu-ray and DVD from Kino Classics!

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22, 2013 - Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Mario Bava's THE WHIP AND THE BODY, starring iconic horror film star Christopher Lee, and mastered in HD from an original 35mm print.

Set to street on December 17th, the Blu-ray and DVD editions present the film with choice of audio in Italian with optional English subtitles, English dubbed, and French with optional English subtitles; audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark; the theatrical trailer; and original trailers of other Bava films. The SRP for the Blu-ray is $24.95; the SRP for the DVD is $19.95.

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.

The Whip and the Body
Street date: December 17, 2013
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

* 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
Directed by Mario Bava 
Produced by Federico Magnaghi 
Screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi, Ugo Guerra and Luciano Martino 
Photographed by Ubaldo Terzano 
Music by Carlo Rustichelli 
With Christopher Lee, Daliah Lavi, Tony Kendall, Ida Galli, and Harriet Medin

Country: Italy
Year: 1963
Color: In Color
Running time: 87 Min.
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, 1920 x 1080p

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