Back in June, Severin Films released a limited edition Blu-ray of Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov's classic horror fantasy film Viy. Long story short, it quickly sold out. Well, due to popular demand, the company has announced a standard, non-limited Blu-ray release.
Based on the classic novella by Nikolai Gogol – and previously adapted by Mario Bava as Black Sunday – the first horror film ever produced in the Soviet Union is set in 19th century Russia, where a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire and the ultimate demonic mayhem.
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The release is street dated for December 10th, 2019.