I have no idea why some people eat them. The deaths are fantastic, we getthefantastichanging, multiple stabbings, a gruesome beheading andthe wonderful spearing of a match in the act of coitus. This isa high recommend from me. That said, I was happy with this release. It turns out that he was the countess' husband, and his body is now missing. Also, the film itself may have just been fairly soft to begin with. There's not very much nudity, but what you do get is definitely worth seeing.
This news doesn't sit too well with Renata or Albert, so they go and see fisherman Simon by the dock on the bay and, no, he isn't sitting! While three of them break into the mansion for some sex and disco dancing, Brunhilde Brigitte Skay goes skinnydipping in the bay, gets her foot caught on a rope and dredges-up the corpse of Filippo. The A Bay of Blood Blu-ray Disc contains at least one interesting extra. I see the benefit in both art house and grind house. While they are talking to him, they find her father's dead body in Simon's boat his face is engulfed by a live squid, which is very unnerving! The audio is free from obvious hissing or popping. Supplements: What are the extras? Many things can cloud and shape these thoughts. If you're into great slashers from America, Italy, Canada etc.
Immediately after, he is stabbed to death in the dark. It's nothing special and doesn't prove scary or to offer any scary or tense elements to it. A Bay of Blood should trust no one on Blu-ray Disc courtesy of Kino Home Video. The old grindhouse and horror radio spots are great listens. For A Bay of Blood, it's the story, or lack thereof, which stymies everything. Renata wants to know more about her father, Filippo They hope to inherit the Countess' millions. Any movie is a sum of its parts, and the downfall of one of those parts can ruin a film.
You can't live with them and you sure can't kill them! Still, the fact that the story is all over the place makes the movie feel like a reel of murders rather than a movie. Both versions look absolutely marvelous and show-off Bava's mastery behind the camera. The transfer looks pretty good, and occasionally looks really good. Simon accuses Laura of killing Filippo, but she tells him that Frank killed him. Thankfully, Kino has included that version, which was actually shot in Italian with only several scenes being identical to what can be found in the English version. See the film that set the Slasher movie blueprint! Certain people, myself included, find that they tend to receive as much enjoyment from films of this nature as watching art house films. The film has been presented in an anamorphic 1.
The colors look good and the image is never soft. 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. It turns out Frank is not dead and he tells his wife Laura Anna Maria Rosati to go get Simon. There are a few small problems with the transfer, leading to a bit of a soft look. All of this marks the beginning of a style and technique that would soon become the staple of the genre. 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. No visible print damage that I could see, beautiful but natural colors, and a film-like look.
Still, it's good for Bava completists that it's included here. 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. Unfortunately, they only did a full transfer of the English Dubbed version! This is a missed opportunity for sure. What's more, the four friends Robert Bonnani, Brigitte Skay, Guido Boccaccini, and Paola Rubens who are simply out for a good time, are slaughtered while exploring an abandoned building near a secluded, heavily wooded area. I found it incredibly hard to write out a plot synopsis without giving away some of the plot points.
All you need to know is that it's one of Bava's most influential and enjoyable films. My favorite bonus feature is an interviewwith screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti reminiscing his time working with Italian masters of cinema Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava and Dario Argento. The acting in the film is nothing special. Even if it's not directly acknowledged by many of today's filmmakers thinking they're heralding the next great thing in the genre, which only demonstrates their limited familiarity with it, they owe a great deal to what Bava did in this 1971 classic of Italian horror. Following the Countess' death, several players swoop in, hoping to take control of the property and lake which she owned. See the film that set the Slasher movie blueprint! The track provides clear dialogue and sound effects.
The English dubbed version, quite honestly, sounds like a dopey English dubbed version sounds — bad. If you go into A Bay of Blood expecting a serious film or a classic whodunnit? It may not be as beautiful as a Criterion collection release, but for a release for a relatively small fan base, I appreciate all the steps that Arrow Video took. The film's opening is very well-done and the third act has some interesting moments, but, again, it's that mid-section with the kids which really hurts the movie. Arrow Video makes it easy, theirtitlesare loaded top to bed with amazing packaging and bonus content. As with most Arrow Video releases,I would recommend renting it before a purchase to make sure it appeals to you if you have not seen the film. In all, this is probably the best transfer of a Bava film from Kino Lorber so far.