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Saturday, April 7, 2012

The VHS Archives: Carlos Puerto's SATANS BLOOD (1978)


Carlos Puerto's Escalofrio (1978)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: All American Video
Catalog: AAV104
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: ?
Runtime: 79:33
Print: 1.44:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Carlos Puerto
Year of Release: 1978
Country of Origin: Spain
Stars: Angel Aranda, Sandra Alberti, Marianna Karr, Jose Maria Guillen, Luis Barboo
AKAs: Satan's Blood, Don't Panic, Shivers

Verbatim Box Synopsis
Anna and Andres, a young innocent married couple are lured into the forbidden world of the occult ... without realizing it Anna and Andres find themselves participating in evil satanic rites.

The final terror awaits them just when they think they are safe.

U.S All American Video sleeve!

U.S. All American Video sales sheet, courtesy of Critical Condition!

For info on this release, check out our Don't Panic listing!

Spanish-language U.S. MGS Films, Inc. slip cover, courtesy of Mike Schack!  Be sure and check out his eBay auctions as GalleryOfTerror!

German Super Video sleeve, originally scanned by "Operazione Bianchi"!

Spanish Exclusiva 79 sleeve, originally scanned by "Tom Savini"!

Spanish RF Video sleeve (with key art cribbed from Vittorio Rambaldi's Primal Rage)!  (Does anyone have a better quality scan of this?)

French Sodisci sleeve!

Figuring no one on this side of the Atlantic would ever know, Mogul recycled the Satans Blood artwork from their 1984 UK pre-cert release of L. Scott Castillo Jr.'s Satan's Blade (1984)!  While Prism Entertainment adopted different (and pretty awful) artwork for their domestic VHS of the film, North American labels Trend and Galaxy appropriated this design, simply masking out Mogul's information and pasting in their own!  This led a lot of people to assume the companies were somehow related, but I'm pretty sure it was a simple case of theft.

While not readily available on VHS, Satan's Blood has been issued on DVD twice, once by Mondo Macabro and later by Scorpion Releasing Both use the same master, but the Mondo Macabro release has more supplements.

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© 2012 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Here's the Argentina release for Satan's BLADE: http://www.rarovhs.com.ar/2010/08/satans-blade-espada-satanica-slasher.html