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A Bay of Blood
Collector's Edition, Limited Edition
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All Regions blu-ray release, playable on all worldwide blu-ray players.
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
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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. The camera pans are intense and give way to making the movie extra scary. The killer's first person camera perspective was one of the awesome elements of this movie that was used by several 80's slashers including Friday the 13th. The cinematography complements of Bava, is beautiful and serene, but also gives way to a creepy element as well as a false sense of security. The rain, blowing winds, and certain doors flying open uncontrollably are a testament to the creepy and feeling of a lack of safety element.
The sheer mystery as to who or whom the killer or killers are actually manages under the best of circumstances to keep you guessing not only the mystery behind the slayings but also why the bay property is so highly desired. The mystery proves quite intriguing and uniquely handled.
The music is just so-so. It's nothing special and doesn't prove scary or to offer any scary or tense elements to it. It's not horrible however.
The characters are all very interesting and carry their own mystery and secrets about them. The character development is fairly decent.
The movie's pace is a little slow at times, but, thankfully it's never slow for too long and keeps the plot and motives as one of its priorities.
The gore is brilliantly done for the early 70's, in that it looks remarkably real to the point of making Carlo Rambaldi a worthy predecessor to Tom Savini. The kill scenes are brilliant including: a billhook to the throat, the same billhook to the face, a decapitation with an axe, a stabbing with a small knife, an impaling with a tribal spear, and a double homicide with the same spear going through two young people simultaneously while their having sex. Does that last kill by chance sound familiar to anyone?
There's not very much nudity, but what you do get is definitely worth seeing. Even better it's a skinny-dipping scene.
Overall, while this movie may be old to where it pre-dates Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Black Christmas, Halloween, and Friday the 13th, it shows a strong all around influence/inspiration, to the point of being quite the pioneer, for so many of your classic American and Canadian slashers that it's a must see just for that reason alone. It boasts a big body count, nudity, first person perspective and creeping camera, great gore effects, great kill scenes for the most part, and a whodunit that keeps you guessing as well as a mystery over the total motives. If you're into great slashers from America, Italy, Canada etc. than this one is not to be missed.
Most recent customer reviews
The transfer/remaster is ok, not stellar... there is still some dirt/dust which shows up as little white flecks throughout a lot of the film.Read more
This is a must purchase for any Bava fan.