Mario Bava’s gothic horror tale or sadomasochist “love” (lust) fest is what you take away from his 1963 film release of The Whip and the Body. How can that be? If you have seen the English dubbed theatrical version (about 88 minutes) you get a stylish, if somewhat confusing gothic horror flick (popular around that time).
However, with the original Italian language cut of the film (95 minutes), you get quite a bit more information about Kurt’s (Christopher Lee) relationship with Nevenka (Daliah Lavi) … violent, lustful, erotic and sexually-charged.
On Dec. 17 Kino-Lorber will be releasing The Whip and the Body: Remastered Edition on Blu-ray and you can choose either one … or both. Enjoy.
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