So the second version has an exorcism and was released as The House of Exorcism, changing the whole story. Required fields are marked *. The film is a big mystery, but never fully explained and the ending makes it all the more mysterious. Your email address will not be published. Lisa, Francis, Sophia and chauffeur George are invited in by the rich but strange family, the Countess and her son Max, where Mr. Leandro turns out to be the butler. We also begin the story with a mural that Lisa comes across sporting Savalas injected into a historical devil painting. Lisa is on vacation in Toledo with her friend. The Countess and her son Max are the strangest creatures, but not as half as strange as Leandro and his life-sized mannequins, that can be brought to life, or can they? When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. It is not an accident Leandro looks like the devil and carries a mannequin on his back. WIN A DVD COPY OF STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: SEASON TWO OUT NOW ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME. When the murders do start they are bloody and brutal and as the film heads towards its tragic climax the shocks and scares are entertainingly amplified. As the evening falls she still is lost and a rich couple in a car picks her up, till the car breaks down near a mansion. It’s a story without an explicit explanation, but it’s highly visceral in nature, causing an uneasy feeling of discomfort. Playing out as a warped family drama, the film is steeped in eroticism as well as horror. This version is a whole different movie, mainly told in flashback with many new scenes shot and added in, and Robert Alda playing a priest charged with exorcising Lisa. Read more, Sponsored Video: Taken meets Die Hard in Stolen, Your email address will not be published. Produced by: Alfredo Leone. Most interestingly of all is that Arrow have included the re-cut and re-edited version of the film which was made for the US, titled The House of Exorcism – to cash in on the popularity of The Exorcist at the time of its original release. The film has its issues that arise within the storyline. The part of these dolls and Leandro are as inexplicable as terrifyingly eerie. He is played by the infamous Telly Savalas (Kojak) and, as a fun nod, also has a Lolly Pop in his mouth. Lisa and the Devil is available on DVD from CheezyFlicks This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. That night Lisa is caught in weird and sinister events, that seem all too familiar but which she can’t explain. It stars Elke Sommer (Lisa), Telly Savalas (Leandro), Sylvia Koscina (Sophia), Alessio Ornano (Max), Alida Valli (Countess), Gabriele Tinti (George), Eduardo Fajardo (Francis) and Espartaco Santoni (Carlos). From here Lisa is plunged into a feverish nightmare of ghostly apparitions and visions of past lives as she becomes further embroiled in the machinations of the unhinged occupants of this opulent house. Though the connection is not clear, her image is remarkably an exact match to an earlier lady who lived there named Helena. Their relationships are disturbing but dangerous as well and lead to murder. That makes it even more terrifying. Lisa and the Devil comes full of extras including an audio commentary by Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas. This wax figure reappears several times in the beginning as Leandro continues to carry it around like a lost puppy dog. They just so happen to employ Leandro as their manservant. Other murder scenes are usually kept in the old tradition of a shot containing a descending murder instrument followed by edits into the moment of impact.

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