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Caltiki, the Immortal Monster

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Genres: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Starring: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Giacomo Rossi Stuart
Director: Riccardo Freda
Plot Synopsis:

Arrow Video presents a collaboration between two giants of Italian cult cinema Riccardo Freda (The Vampires, The Horrible Dr Hichcock) and Mario Bava (5 Dolls for an August Moon, Blood and Black Lace)! A team of archaeologists led by Dr John Fielding (John Merivale, Circus of Horrors) descends on the ruins of an ancient Mayan city to investigate the mysterious disappearance of its inhabitants. However, the luckless explorers get more than they bargained for when their investigation of a sacrificial pool awakens the monster that dwells beneath its waters the fearsome and malevolent god Caltiki. Though Riccardo Freda received sole directing credit, a significant portion of the film was in fact the work of Mario Bava, who also served as its cinematographer and was responsible its striking special effects. Drawing on a diverse array of influences, from The Quatermass Experiment to the works of HP Lovecraft, Caltiki the Immortal Monster is a unique and unforgettable sci-fi chiller which showcases these two legendary filmmakers at their most inventive. Presented here for the first time in a newly restored high definition transfer, Caltiki shines and terrifies! like never before.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: April 25th, 2017
    Movie Release Year: 1959
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow
  • Technical Specs
    Length:76 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray/DVD
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:Italian Mono
    English Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English, English SDH
    Special Features:New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
    New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of The Haunted World of Mario Bava and So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
    From Quatermass to Caltiki, a new discussion with author and critic Kim Newman on the influence of classic monster movies on Caltiki
    Riccardo Freda, Forgotten Master, an archival interview with critic Stefano Della Casa
    The Genesis of Caltiki, an archival interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi
    Archival introduction to the film by Stefano Della Casa
    Alternate opening titles for the US version
    Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Kat Ellinger and Roberto Curti