If you've read Scott Drebit's Blu-ray reviews for Wax Mask, Paganini Horror, and The Peanut Butter Solution, just to name a few, then you know that here at Daily Dead, we're big fans of the eclectic physical home media releases from the talented team at Severin Films. The company is looking to continue their tradition of obscure and intriguing releases this spring, as they've announced three new Blu-rays for May that should please fans of multifaceted international horror.

Announced on their Facebook page, Severin Films' May Blu-ray releases include Satan's Slave (1980) aka Pengabdi Setan, a limited edition of The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971), and Horrors of Spider Island (1960). All three Blu-rays are scheduled to come out on May 26th.

You can check out the full release details, trailers, and cover art for the Blu-rays below, and be sure to visit Severin Films' website for more information, including details on limited edition Blu-ray bundles (Severin also announced on their Facebook page that they will release a limited number of Horrors of Spider Island resin spider figures in the future).

Satan's Slave Blu-ray: "In 1980, Indonesian exploitation studio Rapi Films and writer/director Sisworo Gautama Putra (PRIMITIVES, THE WARRIOR) unleashed the singular chiller that rocked the Muslim nation, transformed the country’s genre film industry, and remains one of the most influential shockers in Asian horror history: While mourning the death of his mother, a troubled teen discovers a nightmare world of restless spirits, supernatural vengeance and occult terror with “an intense creepiness that stands the test of time” (The Jakarta Post). Ruth Pelupessy (THE SNAKE QUEEN) and W.D. Mochtar (MYSTICS IN BALI) star in this “classic from the Golden Age of Indonesian horror” (Monster!) – whose 2017 Joko Anwar remake became an international festival favorite and one of Indonesia’s biggest hits ever – now scanned from the original negative and packed with all-new Special Features.

Special Features:

  • Satan’s Box Office: Interview with Producer Gope T. Samtani
  • Indonesian Atmosphere: Interview with Screenwriter Imam Tantowi
  • Satan’s Slave Obsession: Audio Interview with Remake Director Joko Anwar"

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh Blu-ray: "A year before they stunned the genre with ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, director Sergio Martino, co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi, and stars Edwige Fenech & George Hilton made their collaborative giallo debut with this “incredible piece of cinema” (Flickering Myth) that is “every bit as thrilling as Argento’s best” (Goomba Stomp): Fenech “at her most luminous” (Digitally Obsessed) stars as an unfaithful diplomat’s wife who finds herself hunted by a razor-wielding sex maniac while simultaneously haunted by her own depraved desires. Alberto de Mendoza (HORROR EXPRESS), Cristina Airoldi (TORSO) and Ivan Rassimov (EATEN ALIVE!) co-star in the “daring shocker that set the pace for years to come” (Mondo Digital) – also known as BLADE OF THE RIPPER and NEXT! – newly scanned in 4k from the internegative and loaded with new & archival Special Features.

Special Features:

  • Of Vice and Virtue: Interview with Director Sergio Martino
  • Cold As Ice: Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Vienna Vice: Interview with Actor George Hilton and Italian Genre Historian Antonio Bruschini
  • Archive Interview with Actress Edwige Fenech
  • Introduction by Actor George Hilton
  • Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author of ‘All The Colors Of Sergio Martino’
  • Trailer
  • CD Soundtrack [Limited to 3000 Units]
  • The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh Comic Book [WEBSTORE EXCLUSIVE]"

Horrors of Spider Island Blu-ray: "A year before they stunned the genre with ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, director Sergio Martino, co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi, and stars Edwige Fenech & George Hilton made their collaborative giallo debut with this “incredible piece of cinema” (Flickering Myth) that is “every bit as thrilling as Argento’s best” (Goomba Stomp): Fenech “at her most luminous” (Digitally Obsessed) stars as an unfaithful diplomat’s wife who finds herself hunted by a razor-wielding sex maniac while simultaneously haunted by her own depraved desires. Alberto de Mendoza (HORROR EXPRESS), Cristina Airoldi (TORSO) and Ivan Rassimov (EATEN ALIVE!) co-star in the “daring shocker that set the pace for years to come” (Mondo Digital) – also known as BLADE OF THE RIPPER and NEXT! – newly scanned in 4k from the internegative and loaded with new & archival Special Features.

Special Features:

  • Of Vice and Virtue: Interview with Director Sergio Martino
  • Cold As Ice: Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Vienna Vice: Interview with Actor George Hilton and Italian Genre Historian Antonio Bruschini
  • Archive Interview with Actress Edwige Fenech
  • Introduction by Actor George Hilton
  • Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author of ‘All The Colors Of Sergio Martino’
  • Trailer
  • CD Soundtrack [Limited to 3000 Units]
  • The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh Comic Book [WEBSTORE EXCLUSIVE]"

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