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The Devil's Game (+ The Venus Of Ille) (1981)
by Mario & Lamberto Bava

Severin Films - February 28, 2023

Original title : I giochi del diavolo
: Italian: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Subtitles : Français
Duration : 7h25
Format : Blu-ray / US import
Zone : All zones
Genre : Horror

In 1981, RAI-TV presented six hour-long films based on stories by 19th century horror/fantasy authors from such directors as Giulio Questi (DJANGO, KILL!), Marcello Aliprandi (A WHISPER IN THE DARK) and Giovanna Gagliardo (STREET OF MIRRORS), starring actors that included Veronica Lario (TENEBRE), Saverio Vallone (ANTHROPOPHAGUS) and Stefano Madia (THE DEVIL'S HONEY). But it was the mini-series' second episode that remains its most celebrated: The final work of legendary director Mario Bava – and the debut of his son Lamberto Bava as co-director – LA VENERE D'ILLE/THE VENUS OF ILLE stars Daria Nicolodi (DEEP RED) and Marc Porel (DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING) in an elegantly chilling tale of supernatural love. Five episodes have been sourced from broadcast masters, with Bava's swansong restored from a 16MM print discovered in the RAI vault by film preservationists Simone Starace and the late Michele De Angelis .

Content and Bonuses
  • Audio Commentary For La Venere D'Ille With Tim Lucas , Author Of Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark
  • Venus In Love – Interview With La Venere D'Ille Screenwriter/Co-Director Lamberto Bava
  • Nemo Propheta In Patria – Interview With La Venere D'Ille Cinematographer Nino Celeste

    Disc Specs:

    • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
    • Audio: Italian Mono
    • English Subtitles
    • Region Free
    • Run time: 445 mins