Night-time. A peal of thunder. A castle by the sea. A severed
head rolls across a carpeted floor. A blood-stained sword lies next
to it… Meanwhile police are in hot pursuit of a criminal who is
evading capture on a speeding motorbike. He takes refuge in the
overgrown castle grounds. And he sees a dark-haired woman burying a
corpse in a shallow grave. 13 years later, after being recaptured
and serving his sentence, the man returns to the castle, intent on
blackmail. And maybe a few other things.
The above synopsis only covers the first few minutes of
this wild psychedelic nightmare. Frequently described as one of the
craziest of all Italian “giallo” thrillers, In the Folds of the
Flesh is all that and more. Several dismembered heads are featured.
Visitors arrive at the castle, only to be murdered in a variety of
Characters turn out not to be who they said they were…
incest, madness, flashbacks, Etruscan skeletons and even a Nazi
death camp are all woven into the fabric of the film. A sterling
cast, led by dueling divas Pier Angeli and Eleonora Rossi Drago,
liven up the proceedings and make this one of the most entertaining
films of its genre. This is a world Blu-ray premier restored from
the original negative.
- Brand new 2k transfer from negative, digitally restored;
documentary featurette on director Sergio Bergonzelli; audio
commentary from Samm Deighan; trailers; English and Italian audio
options; newly translated English subtitles; Mondo Macabro previews
“totally bizarre and maddeningly psychedelic trip into the world
of a demented family of psycho sexual maniacs. Insanity and carnal
depravity are the order of the day.” -
Cool Ass Cinema
“ridiculously enjoyable” Jason McElreath; - DVDDrive-In
“Directed with style to spare the film isn't afraid to go out on
a limb and try something different and neither should you! Give this
neglected seventies oddity a shot, you'll be glad that you did.”
- Ian Jane; Rock! Shock! Pop!