The Long Hair of Death, aka I lunghi capelli della morte (US Blu-Ray Review), Diabolique Magazine No. The Long Hair of Death is such an example. At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Under marriage, Elizabeth endures Kurt's control over her body, awaiting possible revenge down the road..it comes in the form of Mary(Barbara Steele). Resolution: 1080p The main standout of this movie is definitely the atmosphere - director Antonio Margheriti does an excellent job of giving the movie a foreboding feel through the eerie black and white cinematography and the imposing sets. The back story is set up with a chilling scene of supposed witch Barbara Steele facing the wrath of society for a crime she claims she did not commit, set to face the ultimate Godly test while being surrounded by fiery bales of hay. | Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? This movie is similar in look and feel to Bava's film yet it is superior to that film due to it's character development and it's bizarre and intermittent flashes of kinky eroticism. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. Margheriti is one such director that in my opinion falls into the latter category. Add the first question. I could have been much improved with a little effort at editing. The witch vows revenge, cursing the Humboldts and calling on her daughter, Helen(Barbara Steele)to wreak vengeance on them. Of course, the dead daughter (Barbara Steele) returns from the grave to exact vengeance on the family who burner her mother & killed her to hide the fact that the Count raped her while she begged for her mother's life. | Powered by Diabolique Productions. Label: Raro Video/Kino Lorber Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for LONG HAIR OF DEATH at Amazon.co.jp. The plot follows along similar lines and focuses on a witch put to death after declaring vengeance on her murderers. |, November 6, 2008 The Long Hair of Death 1964 ★★★ Watched May 15, 2015. While the film quality of the DVD I bought is rather poor (faded & a little blurry), this is an outstanding movie. I was super anxious to see this unanimously lauded classic. Darted in Your Armchair: The Tubes in What Do You Want From Life? One was the insanely brilliant "Danza Macabra" (aka. A few glimpses of perfectly framed macabre beauty aside, it's an okay movie if you're not into Gothic horror and probably a great one if you love it! Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! A much younger daughter is spared and taken in by her mother's killers. Photographed crisply in black and white, this is a nicely morbid addition to Italian Gothic. It does quite often seem like Margheriti is dragging the plot out and this is a shame as the film is overlong as a result and it has to be said that The Long Hair of Death would have benefited from a shorter running time. Coming Soon, Regal The owner's wife and daughter reveal that he was someone who was able to summon the souls of ancient ... See full summary ». "The Long Hair of Death" has it all: sinister castles with numerous secret passageways and hidden vaults, malignant landlords and obedient servants, poor villages cursed with the black plague, the heavenly beautiful Barbara Steele, witches burning at the stake (whether innocent or not is irrelevant) and vowing revenge from beyond the tomb, uncanny thunderstorms and much more. Existing fans should not be disappointed in this BD edition. The plot is pretty much your classic Gothic horror yarn, and focuses on a small village. The family are about to find out that plague is the very least of their problems and this is just the start of it. Diabolique announces the Fellini giveaway! The Long Hair of Death is presented in an flat-matted 1.66 transfer of an intact but uneven and contrasty print with Italian credits.