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    Here's another one that goes up for pre-order today at 9am EST.

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    Last up to be announced is our one “red case” release for the HALLOWEEN SALE, the 1973 Spanish horror oddity THE WITCHES MOUNTAIN!
    Until now The Witches Mountain has been a difficult film to see in anything approaching the way its makers intended. For complicated reasons, fully explored in the extras on the disc, the film was banned in Spain. This led to a kind of urban legend that it was a violent and misogynistic film full of scenes of sex and depravity. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, The Witches Mountain is one of the most unique films of the 1970s Spanish horror boom. It’s atmospheric, mystical and elusive. A film that lingers in your mind long after you’ve seen it.

    Photo journalist Mario has just broken up with his girlfriend, Monica. To get away from it all he accepts a job that will take him off to the distant and isolated mountains of Asturias in northern Spain. On the way he meets a beautiful writer – Delia - played by horror legend Patty Shepard. After a rocky start their relationship develops and she decides to accompany him on his journey.

    They spend the night in a strange inn, where Delia is convinced she was being watched by a mysterious cloaked figure who appeared outside her first floor window. Then next day, while stopping to take some photos, Mario’s jeep is stolen. Setting off on foot they find the jeep abandoned near a deserted village high in the misty mountains. The couple are offered accommodation in a nearby cottage. From the start things get very strange. Mario disappears during the night and when he returns and develops the photos he took he finds there are people in shots that were not there when he took them.

    Gradually they come to realize that their host, the kindly older woman Santa, might well be part of an ancient cult of female witches who still inhabit the lonely mountain places. Events accelerate from this point and soon, to his horror, Mario sees that Delia has been taken over by the cult and will be their next sacrificial victim. He flees from the place, back to his house in the city. But even there, as he discovers, he is not safe from the mountain witches.


    Region free
    New HD transfer from the best available film elements
    Choice of English or Spanish language tracks w/ optional English subtitles
    Brand new interview with actor John Gaffari
    Archival interview with John Gaffari
    Archival documentary about the making of the film
    Brand new audio commentary by David Flint
    Video essay about Patty Shepard by Chris O’Neill


    Booklet on the film and its director by Ismael Fernandez; brand new art by Justin Coffee; 1500 numbered copies in the usual red case
    Goes on sale this upcoming Monday, October 31st at 9 AM Pacific (google what time that is where you live), only at!

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    • #3
      I love this movie. It's absolutely hypnotic.
      Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?


      • #4
        "Hypnotic" is the word for this great movie. I wonder what relation Mondo Macabro's version bears to the Collection Fantaterror edition (as "El Monte de las Brujas"), which is a full HD print taken from the original negative with Spanish and English dialog? That version runs 80 minutes. Unless MM's version contains nudity and runs at least 90 minutes, the speculation will not be laid to rest.
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        Last edited by mjeon; 10-31-2022, 05:20 PM.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Matt H. View Post
          I love this movie. It's absolutely hypnotic.
          I was going to pick this up already but will do so right away it shows up for order in Canada now.