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Blood Beat (Christmas Horrors)


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  • Actors: Helen Benton, Terry Brown, Dana Day, James Fitzgibbons, Claudia Peyton
  • Directors: Fabrice A. Zaphriatos
  • Writers: Fabrice A. Zaphriatos
  • Producers: Helen Boley, Henri Zaphiratos
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Apprehensive Films
  • DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008R9OF02
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,559 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Blood Beat is quite possible the most bizarre Christmas themed horror film ever made!

1982 was a great year for weird and wild independent cinematic sleaze, but Blood Beat may take home the crowning acheivement award for Christmas horror films featuring Samurai's. A young man brings his new girlfriend home to his parents house, in rural Wisconsin, for the holidays. There's time board games, deer hunting, watching TV, relaxing, flying inanimate objects, sex with Samurai induced climaxes and of course some holiday slashings. Apparently the girlfriend has brought back the spirit of an ancient Samurai when she visited Wisconsin and the Samurai still has some killing left to do. Part slasher, part poltergiest and all crazy, this is one Christmas horror film that you won't forget.

Limited Edition To Just 500 Units!! Each Unit is Hand Numbered.

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So that's cool, I guess.
rob paine
I have seen worse movies, for sure, it's worth watching, but it's your call if you think it's worth owning.
taramae79
The picture is blurry and the sound is extremely tinny.
K. Sommerfield

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By rob paine on December 6, 2012
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I was expecting this to be a crappy VHS rip on a DVD. Unfortunately it wasn't even that good, as the product is actually a DVD-R. (Amazon will probably update the description by the time you read this.)

This release is of similar quality to the DVD's you find at a dollar store, except that it is a DVD-R and even my brand new Blu-ray player had problems playing it during the end credits. As far as the packaging, it comes in a standard keep case and is individually numbered. So that's cool, I guess.

Fortunately Amazon gave me a refund for this disappointing "release" and even let me keep it! Even though this is an extremely rare title I will hope that someday a real film distributor will give it the proper treatment. How about throwing together a collection of VHS rarities, Scream Factory?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Sommerfield on December 8, 2012
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I was extremely excited when I saw that Blood Beat was finally getting a dvd release. I preordered this little slasher gem immediately and couldn't wait until the release date. When I received the dvd, I immediately noticed something was off. The lettering on the disc was off and there were fingerprints everywhere. I flipped the disc over to find out that it was in fact a dvd-r and a poor quality one at that. The picture is blurry and the sound is extremely tinny. This is one of the worst VHS to dvd-r rips I've ever seen. Avoid this release like the plague and Amazon should be ashamed of themselves for selling such a poor quality product. I informed them of the blatant dishonesty on the page (there is NOWHERE on this page that states it is a DVD-r release or a VHS rip) and they told me that it was a one time error. From reading the other review on here, I know that is not the case. Shame on you Amazon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By taramae79 on December 17, 2012
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Well, I had never heard of this title until amazon recently recommended it to me. Looking at the cover I thought it was something newer, and hesitated checking it out. I will say the cover art seems to have nothing to do with what goes on in the movie. Yes, as others have said the quality is definitely on par with watching an old vhs rental. As for that, I have actually read many reviews of other old films in which people have complained about them being cleaned up, that "the old grainy quality lent to the creepiness better than the crisper brighter version did." So I guess here it's a matter of preference. The film itself is bizarre to say the least. I never imagined combining christmas with vengeful samurai. Actually, spoiler alert, I'm not sure if this really was a samurai spirit or the manifestation of the psychic powers possessed by the girlfriend. The movie works up slow at first, gets frenzied, slows back down just to work right back up to a lot of action, and then glides through the ending. I found the sudden thrust into conversations/arguments in some scenes almost confusing as it seemed like they forgot to tell you what was going on, but that you should have known. The odd looks and feelings between the mother and girlfriend, right off the bat add a moodiness in the beginning and you wonder why the son/boyfriend lets the girlfriend talk so badly about how creepy his mother is, and doesn't get offended in the least. The cheesy powers emanating from the hands, and blue glow around the hard to see samurai are lame. In fact, sometimes the samurai is so hard to make out, if they hadn't told you it was a samurai you wouldn't have known. Surprisingly the actors weren't too bad, not great, or stand out, but they weren't giving their lines like they were reading them on the spot.Read more ›
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Boone on December 10, 2012
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I have Bloodbeat on VHS and it's been years since I watched it, so I don't remember how good (or otherwise) the quality of the tape was. But in watching this DVD-r, it certainly brings to mind watching a somewhat worn VHS tape. The picture quality goes from clear with good color to washed-out, or just too dark to see, at times. I was reluctant to order this since I have not read anything good about Apprehensive Films releases so far, and now that I have seen what the quality is, I'd probably not order another.

As for the film itself, well, it's pretty strange...two college kids go to visit their mom & her boyfriend at Christmas (in Wisconsin), and the son brings his girlfriend, who is immediately regarded with suspicion by mom, who has some kind of psychic abilities, apparently. It seems that the girlfriend has brought the spirit of a Samurai with her...yes, really, and don't ask me how this all fits together because I don't know....apparently mom has something to do with this all too but that's only hinted at near the end with the insertion of a couple clips of what appear to be something from WW2? Anyway, the samurai wanders the Wisconsin countryside with a big sword and randomly hacks and skewers as he goes. How someone came up with THIS concept is a mystery.

Anyway, the DVD-r is better than nothing and it IS watchable, but maybe Amazon needs to re-think (or at least screen) some of what they sell. 3 stars, maybe 2 1/2.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Baca on January 28, 2013
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This has got to be one of the WORST products I have ever ordered. They lied about the format of the movie, and it just overally sucked. I was excited that they were paying tribute to an older horror movie, but they definitely disappointed me...
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