THE SADISTIC BARON VON KLAUS (1962)
Duration: 96 Minutes
Video: HD Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio: French with optional English subtitles
Director: Jess Franco
Cast: Georges Rollin, Howard Vernon, Hugo Blanco
Kino Lorber and Redemption announce the Blu-ray and DVD releases of Jess Franco's The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus, an atmospheric, stylish Gothic thriller about a small town haunted by the spirit of a deceased 17th-century baron whose penchant for torture lives on and brings a curse upon the family.
The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus is set to street on June 9th, with a SRP of $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $24.95 for the DVD.
A series of grisly murders in the remote village of Holfen convinces the locals that the town is still cursed by the spirit of a 17th-century baron who maintained an elaborate torture chamber in the dungeon of his estate. Undaunted by the villagers' superstitions, a detective (Georges Rollin) quickly focuses his investigation upon the creepy Max von Klaus (Howard Vernon). Meanwhile, the youngest male descendant of the Von Klaus bloodline (Hugo Blanco) returns home to mourn the death of his mother, and must wrestle with his own connection to the cursed family.
In this follow-up to his groundbreaking film The Awful Dr. Orlof, Jess Franco (Female Vampire) continued to carve out a career defined by fantastic imagery and transgressive violence. Cult film historian Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog) called The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus's torture sequence "horror cinema's first sequence of 100-proof erotic horror."
- Original Theatrical Trailer