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An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust! All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre José Ramón Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990’s Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one of the genre’s most unheralded filmmakers.

Whilst en route to a lake, a group of youngsters make an unscheduled stop-off at a remote, seemingly abandoned mansion where they plan to spend the night. But the property is full of foreboding signs - a blood-stained car wreck in the garden, coffins in the basement, scalps in the closet, and photographs of a beautiful but mysterious woman adorning every corner of the house. Before daybreak, the group will unwittingly uncover the strange and terrifying truth that lurks behind the walls of this dreadful place.

The last in a trio of transcontinental slice-and-dice co-productions helmed by Larraz towards the end of the 80s (all of which which he directed under the anglicized moniker of Joseph Braunstein), Deadly Manor - released on VHS in the US under the title Savage Lust - is a fitting capper to the director’s prolific career in fear, now finally unearthed for the first time on Blu-ray.


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • Newly-filmed interview with actress Jennifer Delora
  • Making a Killing - a newly-filmed interview with producer Brian Smedley-Aston
  • Extract from an archival interview with Jose Larraz
  • Original “Savage Lust” VHS trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Script and Shooting Schedule (BD-ROM content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
82 mins approx.
Director:
José Ramón Larraz
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Clark Tufts

Greg Rhodes

Claudia Franjul
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1990
Main Language:
English
Region:
B
Brand:
Arrow Video

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Arrow Films

An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust! All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre José Ramón Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990’s Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one of the genre’s most unheralded filmmakers.

Whilst en route to a lake, a group of youngsters make an unscheduled stop-off at a remote, seemingly abandoned mansion where they plan to spend the night. But the property is full of foreboding signs - a blood-stained car wreck in the garden, coffins in the basement, scalps in the closet, and photographs of a beautiful but mysterious woman adorning every corner of the house. Before daybreak, the group will unwittingly uncover the strange and terrifying truth that lurks behind the walls of this dreadful place.

The last in a trio of transcontinental slice-and-dice co-productions helmed by Larraz towards the end of the 80s (all of which which he directed under the anglicized moniker of Joseph Braunstein), Deadly Manor - released on VHS in the US under the title Savage Lust - is a fitting capper to the director’s prolific career in fear, now finally unearthed for the first time on Blu-ray.


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • Newly-filmed interview with actress Jennifer Delora
  • Making a Killing - a newly-filmed interview with producer Brian Smedley-Aston
  • Extract from an archival interview with Jose Larraz
  • Original “Savage Lust” VHS trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Script and Shooting Schedule (BD-ROM content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
82 mins approx.
Director:
José Ramón Larraz
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Clark Tufts

Greg Rhodes

Claudia Franjul
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1990
Main Language:
English
Region:
B
Brand:
Arrow Video

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'Amanda had an unwholesome lust for life – pray it’s not yours she craves!’

It is splendid to note all the posthumous plaudits uber-talented genre film-maker José Ramón Larraz Gil is currently garnering as each of his previously neglected films are lovingly restored for their entirely welcome Blu-ray editions, thereby allowing a new generation of horror film addicts to appreciate Larraz’s sterling shock-steeped work in such sublime clarity that pleasingly highlights the Spanish film-maker's enormous talent. Shot not long after his bloodier ‘Edge of The Axe’ (1988), Larraz’s macabre masterpiece, ‘Deadly Manor’ aka ‘Savage Lust’ (1990) while ostensibly mining somewhat similar slasher tropes is, from my skewed perspective at least, the more dramatically idiosyncratic of these two final gleefully grisly works from this marvellously entertaining, genre-bending cinema artiste. After picking up a suitably dishevelled, plainly furtive, plot-thickening hitch-hiker, our breezily vacationing protagonists find themselves quite literally off the beaten track, taking questionable sanctuary in said morbiferous manor house, a dangerously ramshackle, gloomily turreted, Gothic travesty, so palpably ominous as to give the ‘Bates Motel’ a grievous inferiority complex! Once playfully ensconced within this deadly mysterious domicile, our pleasantly jocular, conspicuously denim-clad clique of blithely trespassing misfits soon Scooby Doo themselves into a delightfully spooky maelstrom of increasingly weird events, as some monstrous manifestation of melt-faced evil torments them in a hysterically upsetting fashion until its laudably lurid, corpse-laden, banshee-wailing finale! To those jaded gore-hounds expecting a more familiar razor-straight slasher, Deadly Manor’s pointed lack of arterial over-spill might prove somewhat disappointing, but I still found enormous appeal in Larraz’s unpredictably loopy-Lou tale and the spooky film’s relative dearth of explicit gore is eerily replaced with ominous oodles of deliciously doomy, spine-fingeringly Gothic atmosphere, lashings of glib pre-kill repartee and last, but no means least, the wickedly voluptuous firebrand, Amanda (Jennifer Delora) makes for a memorably vivid, horrifically disfigured, mentally twisted, teen slaying despot!

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