Wax Mask

Wax Mask

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In the grand tradition of Britain's Hammer low-budget horror films of the '60s, this Gothic and gory chiller is the third screen version of Gaston Leroux's tale The Wax Museum. The prologue is set in turn-of-the-century Paris at New Years. Just as the bells ring out, a young sleeping couple are attacked by a hooded figure whose hand has been replaced by a fearsome steel claw. Their gruesome deaths are witnessed by their unseen little girl. The story moves ahead 12 years and moves to a Roman brothel where Lucas, a young patron, accepts a bet to spend an entire evening in a particular wax museum filled with gruesome reenactments of the world's most horrible crimes. Though he knows the figures are only wax, they literally horrify Lucas to the point of death. The official cause is listed as heart failure, a fact that attracts considerable attention from the press causing the curator, Boris, to devise a new set of grim tableaux. His latest creations are chillingly real, mostly because they are real but for the special chemical Boris injects into them. The curator's diabolical schemes unravel shortly after he hires Sonia, the little girl from the prologue, as his new costumer. The museum exhibits bring her childhood trauma flooding back to the surface. Fortunately, her lover, an ingenious reporter has teamed up with a determined police inspector who has been investigating her parents' murder for the past 12 years. The film is dedicated to Lucio Fulci, one of Italy's premiere masters of schlock horror who died during production in March, 1996. He was replaced by first-time director Sergio Stivaletti.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2019
UPC: 0663390003145
Original Release: 1997
Source: Severin
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 18,938

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio Commentary with Director/Special Effects Artist Sergio Stivaletti and Michelangelo Stivaletti; Beyond Fulci: Interviews with Producer Dario Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti, Producer Giuseppe Columbo, Production Designer Massimo Geleng, Actress Gabriella Giorgelli and Filmmaker Claudio Fragasso; The Chamber of Horrors: Interviews with Producer Dario Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti, Producer Giuseppe Columbo, Production Designer Massimo Geleng and Actress Gabriella Giorgelli; Living Dolls: Interviews with Producer Dario Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti, Producer Giuseppe Columbo and Actress Gabriella Giorgelli; The Mysteries of The Wax Museum: Interview with SFX Artist Sergio Stivaletti; The Waxworks Symphony: Interview with Soundtrack Composer Maurizio Abeni; The Grand Opening: Interviews with Producer Dargio Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti and Producer Giuseppe Columbo; Wax Unmasked: Interview with Film Writer Alan Jones; Vintage Featurettes: Behind the Scenes, Special Effects, On Set with Dario Argento

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Hossein Boris
Romina Mondello Sonia
Riccardo Serventi Longhi Andrea
Gabriella Giorgetti Francesca
Umberto Balli Alex
Valery Valmond Giorgina
Aldo Massasso Commissioner Lanvin
Gianni Franco Inspector Palazzi
Antonello Murru Custodian
Daniele Auber Luca

Technical Credits
Sergio Stivaletti Director,Special Effects
Maurizio Abeni Score Composer
Dario Argento Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Paolo Benassi Editor
Giuseppe Colombo Producer
Lucio Fulci Original Story,Screenwriter
Antonello Geleng Art Director
Benoit Lestang Makeup
Fulvio Lucisano Producer
Riccardo Palmieri Sound/Sound Designer
Michele Salimbeni Asst. Director
Sergio Salvati Cinematographer
Benoit Squizzato Special Effects
Daniele Stroppa Original Story,Screenwriter
Stefania Svizzeretto Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Wax Mask
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [5:20]
2. Chapter 2 [10:12]
3. Chapter 3 [13:13]
4. Chapter 4 [12:16]
5. Chapter 5 [8:38]
6. Chapter 6 [8:59]
7. Chapter 7 [11:26]
8. Chapter 8 [5:00]
9. Chapter 9 [:18]
10. Chapter 10 [:18]
11. Chapter 11 [:18]

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