The Whip and the Body

aka La frusta e il corpo; Night Is the Phantom; The Whip and the Flesh; What
  • Country of origin: Italy, France
  • Year released: 1963
  • Genre: Horror, Romance
  • Director: Mario Bava
  • Length: 87 min
  • IMDb rating: The Whip and the Body (1963) on IMDb

Selected disc options for The Whip and the Body

Extras
Kino box art
Kino BD-A/US 2013
Odeon box art
Odeon BD-ALL/UK 2014
Midnight Choir box art
Midnight Choir DVD-0/US/OOP 2009
VCI box art
VCI DVD-0/US/OOP 2000
EMS box art
EMS DVD-2 PAL/DE/OOP 2005
Audio Commentary by Video Watchdog’s Tim Lucas has extra has extra has extra
Audio Commentary by Video Watchdog’s Tim Lucas [New] has extra
British Legends of Stage & Screen: Sir Christopher Lee (46:58) has extra
Jonathan Rigby on “The Whip and the Body” (23:42) has extra
Alternate German Opening Title Sequence (1:47) has extra
Alternate US Opening Title Sequence as “What” (1:04) has extra has extra
Stills Gallery [EMS] - Lobby Cards, Posters, Press, Various, Bava Book (4:16, 2:00, 3:44, 1:00, 1:09) has extra
Stills Gallery [Odeon] (17 Images, 1:49) has extra
Stills Gallery [VCI] (51 Images) has extra
Soundtracks (3:43, 4:14) has extra
Biography: Actor Christopher Lee [EMS] (15 Screens, In German) has extra
Biography: Actor Christopher Lee [VCI] (12 Screens) has extra
Biography: Actress Daliah Lavi [EMS] (12 Screens, In German) has extra
Biography: Actress Daliah Lavi [VCI] (8 Screens) has extra
Biography: Mario Bava [EMS] (33 Screens, In German) has extra
Biography: Mario Bava [VCI] (25 Screens) has extra
Filmography: Actor Tony Kendall (4 Screens) has extra
French Theatrical Trailer (3:27) has extra has extra has extra has extra
German Theatrical Trailer (3:35) has extra has extra
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:34) has extra has extra has extra
Easter Egg: Deleted Scenes (0:26, 0:25) has extra

Notes

  • Odeon’s Blu-ray includes a 16-page booklet with writing by Troy Howarth (“The Sting of Love: Mario Bava’s Romantic Ghost Story”).
  • Midnight Choir’s DVD also includes The Conspiracy of Torture (1969).
  • VCI’s DVD includes a booklet with liner notes by Jay Fenton. It is also available in the “Mario Bava Box Set” box set.
  • EMS’s DVD includes an 8-page booklet with writing by Thomas Wagner (in German).

Ultimate Edition

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

The Whip and the Body title screen
Presentation Kino BD 2013
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 33.87 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
      • Length:1:27:11.434
      • File size: 25.79 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 2304 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: French LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 2304 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 3
      • Language: Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 2304 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
Odeon BD 2014
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p24
      • Overall bit rate: 20.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
      • Length:1:27:01.420
      • File size: 15.90 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1536 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: French LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1536 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 3
      • Language: Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1536 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • None
Extras Audio Commentary by Video Watchdog’s Tim Lucas Kino BD
Audio Commentary by Video Watchdog’s Tim Lucas [New] Odeon BD
British Legends of Stage & Screen: Sir Christopher Lee (46:58, 1080p) Odeon BD
Jonathan Rigby on “The Whip and the Body” (23:42, 1080p) Odeon BD
Alternate US Opening Title Sequence as “What” (1:04, 480i) VCI DVD
Stills Gallery [EMS] - Lobby Cards, Posters, Press, Various, Bava Book (4:16, 2:00, 3:44, 1:00, 1:09, 576i) EMS DVD
Stills Gallery [Odeon] (17 Images, 1:49, 1080p) Odeon BD
Stills Gallery [VCI] (51 Images) VCI DVD
Soundtracks (3:43, 4:14) VCI DVD
French Theatrical Trailer (3:33, 1080p) Odeon BD
German Theatrical Trailer (3:35, 1080p) Odeon BD
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:34, 1080p) Odeon BD
Easter Egg: Deleted Scenes (0:26, 0:25, 480i) VCI DVD

Notes

  • Odeon’s French Theatrical Trailer is in better condition than Kino’s.

Book recommendations

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  • Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark

    Tim Lucas
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  • The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Horror

    Phil Hardy
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  • Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980

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  • Sixties Shockers: A Critical Filmography of Horror Cinema, 1960-1969

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