In the mid-’90s, Dario Argento approached a physically and professionally ailing Lucio Fulci to direct one final production, an over-the-top shocker about grisly murders at a Paris wax museum. But when Fulci passed away only weeks before filming began, Argento turned to Sergio Stivaletti – the FX genius on PHENOMENA, OPERA, DEMONS and CEMETARY MAN – to make his feature-directing debut.
Original Grand Guignol director/performer Robert Hossein (RIFFIFI) and Aldo Massasso (CONTRABAND) star in what DVD Drive-In hails as “old-timey luridness married to state-of-the-art gore” – from a screenplay co-written by Fulci with cinematography by Sergio Salvati (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND) – now featuring a 4k scan from the original negative supervised by Stivaletti and packed with Special Features that include rare behind-the-scenes footage, all-new interviews and more.
Severin Films presents Sergio Stivaletti’s The Wax Mask (1997) on a 4K restoration blu-ray edition – available at Amazon.com.
Release date: September 24, 2019SPECS
- Director: Sergio Stivaletti
- Starring: Robert Hossein, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serventi Longhi
- Country: Italy
- Production Year: 1997
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: FREE
- Run Time: 94 minutes
- Formats: Color; 1.85:1
- AKA: M.D.C. – Maschera di cera
- Studio: Severin Films
- NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE, supervised by supervised by Sergio Stivaletti
- 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 Dario 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
The Wax Mask 1997 trailer
The Wax Mask 1997 soundtrack
Notice: The picture quality of these photos and videos do not reflect the picture quality of the blu-ray or DVD in this package.