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4.0 out of 5 stars Mine eyes have seen the glory!, 6 July 2013
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Fans of gothic euro-horror (I am a card-carrying member of this fraternity) have regarded the great Mario Bava as an unsung legend for decades, and with this fantastic Arrow release he finally gets his due. This is - hands down - the best this film has ever looked (unless you were the cameraman looking through the viewfinder during principal photography, with Bava approving the shot framing and smoking his cigarettes behind you as you changed f-stops).
I suffered through a cropped, washed-out VHS release of this colourful horror opus back in the day (l still enjoyed the film by the way, thank you Roadshow Home Video), but I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to see this international classic restored to its original glory. Legendary director Dario Argento took some of his cues from Bava (Bava created special effects for Argento's "Inferno"), and I for one will remain permanently indebted to Bava's unique horror film vision (and wonderful personality - if you can find a photograph of this man not comically hamming it up or smiling wonderfully, please send me a copy).
This is a beautiful, collectible and comprehensive release (there are three [yes three!] versions of the film included here, (including the American AIP release with the alternative musical score for completists), and a very rewarding purchase for fans of atmospheric Italian horror from days gone by.

Highly recommended.
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