Baba Yaga [Blu-ray]
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Legendary sex symbol Carroll Baker (BABY DOLL, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS) stars as a mysterious sorceress with an undying hunger for sensual ecstasy and unspeakable torture. But when she casts a spell over a beautiful young fashion photographer (the gorgeous Isabelle De Funes), Milan's most luscious models are sucked into a nightmare world of lesbian seduction and shocking sadism. Are these carnal crimes the result of one woman's forbidden fantasies or is this the depraved curse of the devil witch known as BABA YAGA?
George Eastman (THE GRIM REAPER, HORRIBLE) co-stars in this provocative EuroShocker (also known as DEVIL WITCH and KISS ME KILL ME) written and directed by Corrado Farina and based on the notorious S&M comic Valentina by Guido Crepax. Blue Underground is now proud to present BABA YAGA newly transferred from pristine vault materials and presented in kinky High Definition!Extras:
Farina & Valentina - Interview with Co-Writer/Director Corrado Farina
Freud in Color - Guido Crepax Documentary
Deleted and Censored Scenes
Poster & Still Gallery
Comic Book-to-Film Comparison
For fans of BARBARELLA and DANGER: DIABOLIK
'A Beautifully Filmed And Visually Audacious Shocker!' --Total Sci-Fi Online
'A Bizarre, Trippy Film... Filled With Eroticism And Odd Dreams Featuring Nazis, Lesbianism, And Kinky Sadism!' --DVD Drive-In
Top Customer Reviews
After 10 minutes your rivited to this film to the end. Really plays and looks like a comic strip. Freeze-frame almost any scene and it has comic strip angles, framing, color and people. Whoever said there wasnt nudity is wrong - there is plenty but its approriate and stylish (but not very sexy) to it's underground comic book style.
You cant quite figure out what is going on but you cant take your eyes off the film.
Ultimatly - Baba Yaga is a sexy, old/young, lesbian witch with a cute little S&M doll - together they try to seduce our hero - a sexualy confused but hot babe. Thats what I think its about.
The film was shot by a fine director who apparently only made two movies - too bad.
Baba Yaga is an Italian film but, for the most part, well dubbed into english. Most actors were actually speaking english anyway.
Natzis, nudity, S&M, beautiful girls, murder, political commentarty and witches to name a few of the things going on in this film. Those who are true fans of comic books should love it.
The main plot revolves around the title character's (Baba Yaga) scheme to draw the comic strip's main protagonist, Valentina, into the underground world of lesbianism and witchcraft. Considering Valentina's politics, not to mention her sensitive New Age guy boyfriend, Arno (played by George Eastman), its a wonder that Valentina doesn't willing shackle herself to Baba Yaga's whipping post.
Other then the film itself, which looks gorgeous, there is an interview with director Corrado Farina and a documentary on Guido Crepax's comic strips. There are also about ten minutes of deleted scenes.
This is a hard film to recommend because about 1/2 of the people you would expect to enjoy it will end up hating it and wonder what kind of person you mistake them for. And about 1/3 of the people you would expect to loathe it will claim it's their favorite Italian film of all time.
I'm the type of person who thinks this movie will grow on him over time and after repeated viewings but right now I can only give it three stars, though the DVD is definitely a five-star effort.
If money is tight, rent before you buy. But if you're an Italio-phile, you're going to end up buying it at some point anyway so you might as well just make it your next impulse buy.
Instead, Farina's film is a cinematic adaptation of a comic strip created by Guido Crepax. Who is Guido Crepax? Good question. I never heard of him before watching this film, and haven't heard of him since. I'm sure there are plenty of comic book fans out there familiar with this bloke's name, but I'm not a comic book fan, having given up on that hobby decades ago. Anyway, what you have in the film is a beautiful fashion photographer named Valentina (played by French babe Isabelle De Funes), her beefy lover Arno Treves (George Eastman of "Anthropophagous" fame!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movie has nothing to do with the cultural character beyond ripping off the name for marketing purposes. It is also mispronounced. Sheesh.Published 5 months ago by rcdenne
I'm a fan of Caroll Baker and this is a really bizarre B-movie of hers. She plays a ghostly witch, very mysterious. Read morePublished 11 months ago by violetcherry
It's always a bad sign when you keep falling asleep on a movie - and I'm not sure why...The movie is stylish. The locations and costumes are nice. It's fashionably anointed. Read morePublished 17 months ago by michael moodgroove
This is not a sex film. It is an Italian horror film. There is some nudity and the actors were defiantly pleasant to look at. Read morePublished 23 months ago by GBoswell
The film is a bit on the esoteric side for my tastes. It's not exactly what I expected while not knowing what to expect. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by Peter N. Anderson