Euro Cult Movie Forum => Horror => Topic started by: MarcMorris on 03 Feb 2009 - 11:07

Title: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: MarcMorris on 03 Feb 2009 - 11:07
I've just captured and uploaded this rare American "grindhouse" trailer - under the US title FEMALE BUTCHER.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XgNCbrTtEXc

Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Feb 2009 - 11:13
Nice one! I've never seen the film itself so I'm really looking forward to the DVD release.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 03 Feb 2009 - 15:04
I love the voice over on that trailer.
Crying shame this is gonna be the covered version with nude bits tacked on. 
I could live with some minor expository footage missing but the covered version is deal breaker for me.

Jonny, can't believe you have never seen this one. 
It's one of the best Spanish horrors ....period.  The attention to period detail and vamopire lore is outstanding, and the cast is near perfect.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: K August on 03 Feb 2009 - 21:20
I've just captured and uploaded this rare American "grindhouse" trailer - under the US title FEMALE BUTCHER.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XgNCbrTtEXc



I can't wait for the dvd release. Like Jonny, I've never seen Grau's ode to Countess Bathory. 
Thanks for uploading that great "grindhouse" trailer Marc.  ;)
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 03 Feb 2009 - 21:37
Had the Replay vhs of this years back but sold it,be nice to see it again all remastered with extras.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 03 Feb 2009 - 23:33
Been wanting to see this Grau movie for ages. Can't wait for the disc.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Nanni Vitali on 04 Feb 2009 - 18:51
I love that trailer -- how generous of that distributor to present us with the facts of this case and let us be the judge!  Especially with this new Satan evidence he talks about!

I've never seen this and don't think I've really read anything about it.  Any other voices out there that've seen it?  I'll definitely get the dvd either way, just curious...
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: prospero on 09 Feb 2009 - 12:31
it definitely stands out as one of the best gothic horror movies ever!
it's an absolutely gorgeous, complex, almost poetic little masterpiece. and Ewa Aulin's in it, too!
I've been trying in vain to find out which label is going to release it - is it grindhouse themselves? if so I'll definitely spare myself the effort of buying the dvd - judging from the quality of some of their previous 2fers, I think I'll pass. I heard that ZDD have just upgraded their already good verseion to a near pristine dvd, they're certainly worth checking out.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: burningcity on 16 Feb 2009 - 19:11
Today it was announced that MYA COMMUNICATION is releasing this in mid May. Apparently they don't stick to just Italian productions.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 17 Feb 2009 - 05:54
I think the ZDD version might be the same transfer but with the naughty bits spliced in from another source rather than being offered as extras. 

  Part of me worries about the DVD-R status of boots from ZDD and other places, as I had a couple of DVD-R's that a mate burnt for me in late 2006 suddenly become unplayable over the past 6 months.  Maybe I should bootleg my bootlegs every 12 months so I've always got a semi-recent copy in case the 'original' boot gave up the ghost.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: MarcMorris on 17 Feb 2009 - 08:44
As long as you use decent quality blanks there shouldn't be a problem with DVD-Rs.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 17 Feb 2009 - 10:20
Maybe I should bootleg my bootlegs every 12 months so I've always got a semi-recent copy in case the 'original' boot gave up the ghost.
I always make back-up discs of the rarer films in my collection for this reason,got doubles safely stashed away just incase.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: prospero on 26 May 2009 - 10:04
does anyone know if this out already? it was announced for may, 19. none of the usual sellers has it in stock as yet, though.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: ecc on 26 May 2009 - 10:19
there are reviews up and it's non-anamorphic.  it sounds like they used the master for the Spanish Filmax release as their source.
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Post by: babybreese on 26 May 2009 - 14:17
I have had a couple recent DVD-R 's I got in trade go wonky on me in less than 6 months.  The linking factor was each one that went defective had a label attached to the surface.  I was able to dump them onto my hard drive and re burn, btu it's a strong case against slapping labels on your disc surfaces ( I won't even write on 'em...taking no chances here ).

I read the Mya disc was pulled back til June. I watched the Spansh DVD yesterday and ran the ( dutch?swedish ) Blood Ceremony tape on another montior and noticed 6 scenes in the Spansih print that resort to clothed or alternate takes...I also read Mya only has some of them in the extras section ( sloppy work ).  I wish Mya left this one alone.....
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: MarcMorris on 15 Jun 2009 - 18:17
Just received the Mya disc. Bloody hell, it's amateur night.

Who checks Mya's English? Nobody by the looks of it. Poorly spelled subtitles and spelling mistakes on the menus. Then there's a poor excuse for an image gallery which is made up of grainy images nicked from the web. Shoddy.

And the bonus scenes - all sub-VHS quality. Disappointed.

Now to check the film itself against the various video releases I've collected over the years.
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Post by: Ben Cobb on 15 Jun 2009 - 18:35
That's a shame. Been really looking forward to this release. Hope the actual film is in good shape...
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: bdc on 15 Jun 2009 - 19:40
I had my doubts about Mya qualitywise since it's an offspring of Noshame who also succeeded in messing up some "could have been great" releases (like the poor pal-ntsc transfers of the Martino's).
Mya's discs are not cheap so I won't be buying them if they're shoddy.
I hope they shape up!
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Zarith on 15 Jun 2009 - 20:21
Who checks Mya's English? Nobody by the looks of it. Poorly spelled subtitles and spelling mistakes on the menus. Then there's a poor excuse for an image gallery which is made up of grainy images nicked from the web. Shoddy.

It's a shame. I was planing to get this one...

Is it that bad? Or just bad "for expert eyes like yours"?
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: drmiaow on 15 Jun 2009 - 21:36

That's disappointing. Shoddy sub-titles are a real sticking point with me. I hope the print is up to scratch.

Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: burningcity on 16 Jun 2009 - 03:58
Here's the deal: it's great quality but only 88 minutes. The original Spanish language letterboxed print was used. There are 6 minutes of extra footage in poor quality from the Italian language print including 2 brief topless scenes. There are some spelling/grammar mistakes, but the most shocking thing of all is there are what look like some freezes or jumps maybe every 10 minutes or so that last for a split second that were probably done to keep the English language soundtrack in sync with the picture. Maybe the print used was PAL and they had to match the speed for NTSC sound. Other extras are lobby cards and poster art. This is still definately worth picking up. I'll note that the sound is pretty good, much better than their CRAVING DESIRE which seems like they took the English track from a bad videotape and is very low and often indecipherable.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 16 Jun 2009 - 15:13
No sale for me...this is a travesty imho.
Has Mya released anything without serious flaws yet?
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Jun 2009 - 11:36
Does anybody have the Japanese version of this, or the Spanish version? I'm doing a thorough comparison of all known releases.
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: ecc on 28 Jul 2010 - 18:37
(http://www.kultvideo.com/download/ImageService.aspx?cid=article&eid=8211&iid=1.jpg&sz=a)
September 20 from Mosaico Media (http://www.kultvideo.com/articles/ArticleSheet.aspx?__langG=it-IT&aid=8211)
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 07 Oct 2010 - 15:47
(http://www.kultvideo.com/download/ImageService.aspx?cid=article&eid=8211&iid=1.jpg&sz=a)
September 20 from Mosaico Media (http://www.kultvideo.com/articles/ArticleSheet.aspx?__langG=it-IT&aid=8211)

Did anyone pick up this disc yet? Keen to know what kind of shape it's in as always held off MYA release after hearing how shoddy it was
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: RLaymon on 09 May 2011 - 01:01
Here's a scan of the Finnish tape. I confess I've never cared for this one, it has all the elements for a classic but it just leaves me cold. Still ,enjoy the scan:

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5391/scan0003uk.jpg)
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: MarcMorris on 16 Sep 2013 - 10:09
Have there been any other DVD releases of this film anywhere? I see there's an Italian DVD that's full screen.


(http://www.kultvideo.com/img/entities/article/8/8211_1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Funktion on 04 Sep 2020 - 16:07
Mondo Macabro just announced a Blu-Ray release of the film, with pre-orders starting next month.

(https://i.imgur.com/9pJqlQg.png)
Title: Re: Legend of Blood Castle / Ceremonia sangrienta (Jorge Grau, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Sep 2020 - 18:26
Looking forward to seeing this in HD.  :P :P