Independent distributors Blue Underground have revealed that they will release on Blu-ray Giulio Berruti's Suor Omicidi a.k.a Killer Nun (1979), starring Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita), Alida Valli (Senso), Paola Morra (Behind Convent Walls), Lou Castel (Fists in the Pocket), and Joe Dallesandro (Je Taime Moi Non Plus). Street date is April 24th.
Legendary Swedish sex bomb Anita Ekberg stars as Sister Gertrude, a cruel nun who discovers depraved pleasure in a frenzy of drug addiction, sexual degradation and sadistic murder. Joe Dallesandro, Lou Castel, Alida Valli and the luscious Paola Morra co-star in this notorious Nunsploitation sickie based on actual events that took place in a Central European country not many years ago.
Well, this is actually a very good film. And I doubt "seeing fit" has anything to do with the exact release schedule because many of these in BU's catalog need to be rescanned. This takes time, which is why some films appear before others.
Good points here. I know that sometimes the original source materials they have to work with are not of high enough quality to create an acceptable HD transfer from. This is why The Blood Spattered Bride was released as an SD bonus feature on the Daughters of Darkness Blu. It's a shame the roles weren't reversed in that case. It would be nice to know which films this is the case for.
Additionally, it seems that Blue Underground has realized (probably wisely) that people will buy certain films based purely on a provocative title/cover art. People are more likely to blind buy a film titled Killer Nun or Strip Nude for your Killer than they are to blind buy superior titles like Duckling or The Case of the Bloody Iris.
I thought this movie was pretty terrible. The scariest part of the film was all the makeup they slopped on Anita Ekberg. She may have have been a "sex bomb" at one point in her career, but she's way past her prime in this film. The film just isn't sleazy enough to warrant much attention, and nobody is watching a nunsploitation film for the story, right? The movie does have a nice soundtrack though