It looks like the Year of Naschy will continue into 2018!!!
El Caminante (1979), a film that Naschy co-wrote, directed, and stars in, will be making it’s way to Blu-ray early in January, from the fine folks at Mondo Macabro. For Naschy fans, this is a pretty amazing news since this title had never been released over here in the states on DVD or even VHS, so to not only be able to finally see it, but to see it in a nice brand new 4K restoration!?!?! Just amazing.
Also known as The Devil Incarnate, the story is about the Devil who takes human form and walks the earth to see how humans have progress over the years. But the story here is a very dark one depending on how deep you look, especially in today’s terms. In 1994, a special double Naschy issue of Videooze came out where the actor/writer/director himself talks about each of his films. His thoughts on this film are even more meaningful today than ever.
Naschy says that “we live in the age when becoming rich is the most important thing, no matter who may stand in the way. The age when friendship has no value; we sell it out for nothing. The age in which a man could take his friend’s wife to bed and think nothing of it. The age in which even murder is justified with politics. We live in the age of the Devil.” That was said over 20 years ago.
So…on more of a happier note….here’s all the great details that we can expect on this release:
- The limited edition version will come with a booklet featuring a brand new essay by Kat Ellinger.
- Region free release
- Brand new 4K restoration from the original negative
- Spanish language with newly translated, optional English subs
- Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of the forthcoming book Human Beasts: The Films of Paul Naschy
- Archival video intro to the film by Paul Naschy
- Brand new interview with actor David Rocha
- Brand new interview with Naschy’s son Sergio Molina
- Brand new interview and tour of Naschy’s house and office with his son Bruno Molina
Needless to say, it really does look like the Year of Naschy continues and maybe we can make it the Decade of Naschy!!!