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Crypt of the Vampire

aka La cripta e l’incubo; Crypt of Horror; Terror in the Crypt

Poster of Crypt of the Vampire

Among Italian Gothic films about female vampires, Terror in the Crypt deserves a place of its own. ...While far from reaching [Sheridan] Le Fanu’s refined allegories, and saddled with its share of clumsy or throwaway moments, Terror in the Crypt is noteworthy for its portrayal of sensuality and female desire. As with many other Italian horror films of the period, the supernatural component allows the scriptwriters and the director to push the pedal of transgression: Ljuba’s demonic influence justifies the lesbian relationship between her and Laura, which forms the film’s core.

Roberto Curti, Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969 (McFarland, 2015)

...[La cripta e l’incubo] survives as one of Italy’s more stylish Gothics of the period, with a cloying vein of suppressed desire running through it and a group of more than competent actors being upstaged by oodles of crepuscular atmosphere.

Jonathan Rigby, Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema (Signum, 2016)

Selected disc options for Crypt of the Vampire

Extras
Severin box art
Severin BD-A/US 2021
Retromedia box art
Retromedia DVD-0/US/OOP 2006
The Crypt Keepers - Interviews with Co-Writer Ernesto Gastaldi, Co-Writer/Assistant Director Tonino Valerii and Film Historian Fabio Melelli (35:01) has extra
Horror !!! - Vintage Documentary with Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Roger Corman and Roy Ashton (1964, 16:29) has extra
David Del Valle Interviews Christopher Lee (2021/1985, 27:16) has extra
The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Lee Remembers Boris Karloff (1991, 35:05) has extra
Monsters & Vampires: The Film Books of Alan Frank - Interview with Author Alan Frank (18:11) has extra
“Cinescope: Christopher Lee” - Vintage TV Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1976, 54:38) has extra
Interview Outtakes with Actor Christopher Lee (2001, 19:16) has extra
Q&A with Actor Christopher Lee at University College Dublin (2011, 18:19) has extra
Vintage Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1975, 16:23) has extra
“O Sole Mio / It’s Now or Never” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (3:52) has extra
“She’ll Fall For Me” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (4:31) has extra
US Theatrical Trailer as “Terror in the Crypt” (3:56) has extra

Notes

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

  • The Crypt Keepers (35:01)
  • Horror !!! (1964, 16:29)
  • David Del Valle Interviews Christopher Lee (2021/1985, 27:16)
  • The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Lee Remembers Boris Karloff (1991, 35:05)
  • Monsters & Vampires: The Film Books of Alan Frank (18:11)
  • “Cinescope: Christopher Lee” (1976, 54:38)
  • Interview Outtakes with Actor Christopher Lee (2001, 19:16)
  • Q&A with Actor Christopher Lee at University College Dublin (2011, 18:19)
  • Vintage Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1975, 16:23)
Presentation Severin BD 2021
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 32.32 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
      • Length:1:25:07.936
      • File size: 21.30 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1776 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 224 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English SDH
Extras The Crypt Keepers - Interviews with Co-Writer Ernesto Gastaldi, Co-Writer/Assistant Director Tonino Valerii and Film Historian Fabio Melelli (35:01, 1080p) Severin BD
Horror !!! - Vintage Documentary with Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Roger Corman and Roy Ashton (1964, 16:29, 1080p) Severin BD
David Del Valle Interviews Christopher Lee (2021/1985, 27:16, 1080p) Severin BD
The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Lee Remembers Boris Karloff (1991, 35:05, 1080p) Severin BD
Monsters & Vampires: The Film Books of Alan Frank - Interview with Author Alan Frank (18:11, 1080p) Severin BD
“Cinescope: Christopher Lee” - Vintage TV Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1976, 54:38, 480p) Severin BD
Interview Outtakes with Actor Christopher Lee (2001, 19:16, 1080p) Severin BD
Q&A with Actor Christopher Lee at University College Dublin (2011, 18:19, 1080p) Severin BD
Vintage Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1975, 16:23, 480p) Severin BD
“O Sole Mio / It’s Now or Never” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (3:52, 1080p) Severin BD
“She’ll Fall For Me” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (4:31, 1080p) Severin BD
US Theatrical Trailer as “Terror in the Crypt” (3:56, 1080p) Severin BD