Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut early next year from Mondo Macabro is Gilberto Martínez Solares' 1975 nunsploitation shocker Satanico Pandemonium, the film that inspired Salma Hayek's character in Quentin Tarantino's script for From Dusk Till Dawn.
The Blu-ray was announced for release earlier this year, but was delayed due to a fault in the camera negative, as detailed by Mondo Macabro:
"What happened was that we had a 4K scan done in Mexico from original pre-print materials. But it became apparent on checking this that there was an optical fault in the only surviving negative source that must have been introduced during the original post production process. This was a fault that was not fixable. We spent nearly a year looking for alternative materials and finally located a fairly clean 35mm positive print which was then scanned at 2K.
We have decided to have both scans available on the disc so the viewer can choose to see the version derived from pre-print material, which has greater depth of color and all original grain, or the softer print version which does not have the optical fault.
It must be said that the fault is minor and is not present on every reel. However we felt it best to give the viewer a choice on which version they preferred. Each version has it merits and demerits."
Special Features include:
Two different HD presentations of the film
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
Brand new audio commentary by film historians Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
Filmed interview with co-director & writer Alfredo Martinez Solares
The Limited Edition Blu-ray will feature a reversible cover with both sides unique to the release, 8 double-sided postcards reproducing original ad art for the film, a booklet featuring a brand new essay on the film by writer Jeremy Richey.
1,000 numbered copies will be available in red Blu-ray cases.
In Satanico Pandemonium, Sister Maria (Cecilia Pezet) is known in the convent for her good works and charity, but, in the secret depths of her sexual fantasies, she is tormented by visions of another world - a world where her forbidden passions are allowed to run free. In this world Satan is her master. As her acts of violence and blasphemy mount, Maria realizes that she has been chosen by the Devil to destroy the convent and lead her sister nuns into hell!
The region free Blu-ray goes on sale in late January or early February. Stay tuned for the final pre-order date soon!