Blood Castle (video title)
The Bloody Countess
The Female Butcher
The Legend of Blood Castle
Blood Ceremony (Australia) (alternative title)
A Força do Diabo (Brazil)
Le vergini cavalcano la morte (Italy)
Comtesse des Grauens (West Germany)
The Legend of Blood Castle (World-wide) (English title)
Quartet Records and Gruppo Sugar present the world premiere release of Carlo Savina's Gothic horror score for Jordi Grau's cult classic The Legend of Blood Castle (aka Le vergini cavalcano la morte or Ceremonia sangrienta), a 1973 Spanish-Italian coproduction about the infamous Countess Bathory, starring Ewa Aulin, Lucia Bosé and Espartaco Santoni.
Carlo Savina (L'assassino ha riservato nove poltrone, Malenka, Contronatura) provides an intense musical experience featuring both tonal and atonal passages, with a strong focus on instruments (such as the harpsichord) associated with the period and the place (the film is set in 17th-century Hungary). Savina creates an ominous Gothic atmosphere in what is surely one of his best efforts within the horror genre.
With audio mastered by Claudio Fuiano from first-generation stereo master tapes (courtesy of Gruppo Sugar), the package includes a full-color 8-page booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai.
- Quartet Records