This month sees the rerelease of both Mario Bava’s Baron Blood (1972) and George A. Romero’s Knightriders (1981) on DVD and Blu-ray, courtesy of cult film specialists Arrow Video. Giants of the horror genre, Bava and Romero remain renowned filmmakers, with Arrow giving fans and the uninitiated alike to sample some of the two directors’ lesser-known works. To celebrate the upcoming rerelease of both Baron Blood and Knightriders, we have THREE Blu-ray copies of each film to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
One of Bava’s most successful films, Baron Blood returns to the all-stops-out Gothic atmosphere, and the central theme of a witch’s curse, that fuelled his breakthrough film Black Sunday 12 years earlier. This time, the curse was placed on Baron Otto von Kleist, Austria’s legendarily murderous ‘Baron Blood’, whose corpse is inadvertently revived when an ancient incantation is read out as a joke by a descendant and his girlfriend.
Starring up-and-coming actor Ed Harris in his first ever leading role, Knightriders depicts a troupe of travelling medieval entertainers, led by Harris, trying to live their lives according to the ideals of King Arthur. This is no easy feat in Reagan’s America, where the outside world and its financial realities constantly encroach on their dreams.
Which of the following zombie films was directed by George A. Romero?
a) I Walked with a Zombie
b) Night of the Living Dead
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Baron Blood and Knightriders are available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from 29 April, courtesy of Arrow Video.
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