A Bay of Blood [Blu-ray]
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See the film that set the Slasher movie blueprint! Can you handle the terror of Mario Bava's Giallo classic A Bay of Blood?
When a rich countess is murdered, it's a race to see who'll inherit her estate and you can bet that the body count is going to rise rapidly in the process as the plot twists spin wildly out of control. The pile of bloodied corpses is going to get higher and higher as one by one the mangled victims are hung, speared, stabbed and macheted.
Thirteen horrific murders turn the screen crimson with blood. Thirteen corpses float in the Bay of Blood...
SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION CONTAINS:
Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned art work
Double-sided fold-out poster
Collector's Booklet by Jay Slater, critic and author of Eaten Alive!
Brand new high definition transfer of the English version of the film (1080p)
Italian cut of the film
Original Mono Audio
Argento! Bava! Fulci! The Giallo Gems of Dardano Sacchetti
Joe Dante on Mario Bava
Shooting a Spaghetti Splatter Classic: Cameraman Gianlorenzo Battaglia on A Bay of Blood
Audio discussion with Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
A Bay of Blood Trailers: 'Carnage' and 'Twitch of the Death Nerve' with commentary by Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead
Twitch of the Death Nerve Radio Spots
Top Customer Reviews
Arrow Video Special Features:
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned art work
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Collector's Booklet by Jay Slater, critic and author of Eaten Alive!
- Brand new high definition transfer of the English version of the film (1080p)
- 2 versions of the film including the Italian cut
- Original Mono Audio
- Twitch of the Death Nerve Radio Spots
- Argento! Bava! Fulci! The Giallo Gems of Dardano Sacchetti (1080p)
- Joe Dante on Mario Bava (1080p)
- Shooting a Spaghetti Splatter Classic: Cameraman Gianlorenzo Battaglia on A Bay of Blood (1080p)
- Audio discussion with Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
- A Bay of Blood Trailers: `Carnage' and `Twitch of the Death Nerve' with commentary by Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead.
Kino Classic Special Features: Audio Commentary, Alternate European Cut (85-Minute), Trailers
Buy the Arrow Video imported release of Bay of Blood on Blu-ray. It has managed to hold its value.
The simple gist for the those that are new to it is: An elderly wheelchair bound woman named Countess Federica is seized and throttle with a noose by her husband, Filippo Donati. Donati places a supposed suicide note on a table and in a short time some unseen other killer stabs Donati and drags his corpse off to the bay. The police just runs with the countess's death just being a suicide and somehow are never aware about Donati's death. It isn't long before multiple murders soon ensue by one or more people that have a high desire to claim ownership of the Countess's bay property. Our possible suspects are: Countess Federica's beautiful daughter Renata, her husband Albert, sleazy real estate agent Frank Ventura, Frank's sexy secretary and lover Laura, local fisherman Simon, entomologist Paolo Fassati, and Paolo's psychic wife Anna.
The camera work is incredibly detailed showing the full environment outside and inside the houses.Read more ›
A summary of the film... people trespass at the wrong place at the wrong time, and the title holds true to the film, as there is a vicious and multi-seeded land dispute going on as the backstory. Bava elevated the disturbance of the audience through dedicated violence and dread-based suspense, rather than the atmospheric suspense he relied upon in his films from the 60s. This film was a turning point for Bava, in ways, this work really let him stretch out.
The quality of the DVD was good, a lot better than the VHS recording I grew up with. However, when the Blu-ray came out, I knew it was one of the few films from the 70s that I was interested in purchasing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such an amazing collection of one of the best horror movies ever. Great blu ray, special features, and awesome booklet and reversible case. Worth every cent.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
WARNING:This film is presented on Amazon Prime instant in a smaller aspect that isn't full screen/wide screen. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jason Hopkins
may have passed as a movie in 1960 but was a very hard watchPublished 4 months ago by Michael W. Shannon
What a difference a Blu-ray makes - I love the BLACKs (Sabbath and Sunday) but always dsliked this film and its muddy ugly color schemes, but this Blu-ray makes it like a whole new... Read morePublished 8 months ago by E. E. Kuersten
This movie was equal parts maddening and fascinating as an early excursion into slasher flicks. Maddening in that cameraman Mario Bava didn't seem to know which way was up. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Einsatz
Always have been a fan of the late Mario Bava. But for this particular flick its mediocre at best.Published 10 months ago by Chris W
This movie was awful. I'm giving it 2 stars b/c maybe I am uneducated in the particular style of Italian film this MAY have been during the 70s. Read morePublished 15 months ago by truly09
This is the beginning of the evolution of modern horror. It isn't a horror movie, but it is horrific. Bava was way ahead of the curve.Published 18 months ago by James