This definately needs Blu-ray
Filmed in crisp, stark black & white, this film has spectacular snow-covered high mountain location scenery which mix well with the studio scenes. The characters are interesting, the small village looks remote and the atmosphere, sounds and music definitely helps create feeling of being placed in an exotic location. This is truly more an adventure story then a horror one though there are certainly horror elements.
The previously released DVD looks good, but the film would truly benefit from the crisp HD of a blu ray. I wouldn't mind parting with some extra buck to get, say, a nice Criterion release. I also wouldn't mind seeing it on a big screen if the opportunity ever arose.
This is quite an interesting film that really deserves a masterful release.
Anyway, just my opinion.