Killer Nun has been transformed due to the undertaking that Blue Underground has taken for it. What was muddy and dark has been given a new life for the Blu-Ray format. This 1978 Giulio Berruti film, which was based on a series of events in central European countries, had the titular character drug and otherwise harm and torture individuals in an asylum. The title is moored by Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita) and Lou Castel (Fists in the Pocket), and will chill and otherwise shock anyone that watches it.
The sheer disconnect between 1978 and 2012 is jarring, but the depraved acts captured in Killer Nun are no less vile or gruesome now than they were then. The suspenseful nature of Killer Nun makes this a much more insidious type of film than out and out gore horror. Along the way, there is copious amounts of drug use, sex, and sheer distaste for humanity by the one individual that is supposed to understand human plight. The ability of Sister Gertrude to twist and otherwise spin eir horrible acts is stunning; Ekberg’s turn here is absolutely compelling and allows individuals to feel some sort of pity or other emotion for eir.
Individuals that have previous versions of Killer Nun would do well to purchase a copy of Blue Underground’s Blu-Ray. The clarity of this print will reveal many things that were previously obscured on American releases. Give the Blue Underground site a spin, to see exactly what they are planning on releasing through the rest of 2012. If these titles have had even a fraction of work that Killer Nun had placed into it, they will be must-buys. Check this title out at your well stocked local video store or purchase it from a wide variety of online retailers.
Killer Nun (Blu-Ray) / 2012 Blue Underground / 88 Minutes / http://www.blue-underground.com