Severin Films is releasing Director Fritz Bottger’s German exploitaiton B-movie, Horrors of Spider Island (1960) on a newly restored and uncensored Blu-ray.
Produced in 1960 as BODY IN THE WEB, it became a notorious Adults Only feature throughout Europe (though banned in the UK). Three years later and sheared of its nudity, it was repackaged for American audiences as a brain-melting monster movie filled with stripper catfights, skimpy lingerie and radioactive arachnids. Alexander D’Arcy – whose Hollywood career ranged from Leo McCarey’s THE AWFUL TRUTH to Al Adamson’s BLOOD OF DRACULA’S CASTLE – and ‘The German Jayne Mansfield’ Barbara Valentin (BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ) star in “the ultimate exploitation movie” (PsychotronicReview.com), produced by Wolf C. Hartwig of BLOODY MOON and SCHOOLGIRL REPORT infamy.
Severin Films is proud to present both the complete uncensored version – scanned from the Düsseldorf dupe negative – as well as the alternate U.S. release – scanned from a pristine low con print – now together for the first time.
Release date: May 26, 2020
Disc and film details
- Director: Fritz Böttger
- Cast: Harald Maresch, Helga Franck, Alexander D’Arcy
- Country: West Germany
- Production Year: 1960
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: Free
- Run Time: 89 minutes
- Formats: Black and white / 1.37:1
- Audio: TBA
- Subtitle: TBA
- AKA: Ein Toter hing im Netz / Body in the Web
- Studio: Severin Films
- NEW RESTORATION OF THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED VERSION OF THE FILM
- NEW RESTORATION of the Alternate US Release Version: IT’S HOT IN PARADISE
- The History of Spider Island With Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger
- Audio Interview with Actor Alexander D’Arcy by Horror Historian David Del Valle
- Alternate Clothed Scenes
- Reversible Artwork
- Comic Book [WEBSTORE EXCLUSIVE]
Horrors of Spider Island (1960) trailer
Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.