95 minutes in Spanish with English subtitles
MPAA Rating: NR
High Definition 1080p 1.33:1
DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo
Region code: All
Production year: 1992 in Spain
Director: Paul Naschy
Cast: Paul Naschy, Manuel Zarzo, Paloma Cela, Sergio Molina, Jose Alvarez, Adriana Vega, Jose Gomez Zubisa, Marta Valverde, Nene Morales, Pepe Ruiz, Loreto Valverde
Dr Hugo Arranz (Paul Naschy) is commemorating his 50th birthday with his wife and daughter. As the celebrations reach their height, the family is terrorized by a gang of violent street thugs who have broken into their home. Initially the gang is after jewels and cash. But once they have their helpless victims tied up and defenceless, their thoughts turn to violence. They rape Arranz’s wife and daughter and then, annoyed by the doctor’s protests, they cut out his tongue and leave him for dead.
Arranz survives the attack and recovers after a stay in hospital. Abandoning his medical practice, he seeks vengeance on the men and women who destroyed his life. He embarks on a strenuous course of physical training, involving knives, guns and punishing bouts of weight lifting. Finally, he is ready to go in pursuit of his prey. But to track them down, he must enter the sleazy underworld which his potential victims inhabit. In the process, Dr Arranz begins to learn much, not only about his targets but also about himself.
The NIGHT OF THE EXECUTIONER was Paul Naschy’s last complete film as writer/director/ actor. It’s a shocking and thrilling ride into the dark underbelly of the city and a true tribute to its star’s ability to craft exciting and thought provoking entertainment. This is a world Blu-ray premier.
Brand new 4k transfer from film negative.
Audio commentary from The Naschycast (Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn).
Interview with Sergio Molina.
Interview with actor Pepe Ruiz.
Interview with actor Manuel Zarzo.