A Bay of Blood [DVD]
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See the film that set the Slasher movie blueprint! Can you handle the terror of Mario Bavas Giallo classic A Bay of Blood?
When a rich countess is murdered, its a race to see wholl 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 Features: INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH DIRECTOR JOE DANTE, CAMERAMAN GIANLORENZO BATTAGLIA, COMMENTARY WITH BAVA EXPERT TIM LUCAS, TRAILERS WITH COMMENTARY BY EDGAR WRIGHT AND RADIO SPOTS + COLLECTORS BOOKLET!
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After a brief introduction to some of the residents and key characters of the thinly populated bay, a group
of teens arrive at the lakeside location for some recreational fun-time.
From the moment they arrive you become aware that they are being watched.
The story though is centered around the chase to claim the murdered Countess's legacy, wealth enough
to kill for.
Meanwhile the fun loving teens start to become the victims of the killing spree very quickly.
In truth there are many suspects to choose from as the story and killings continue, and the body count mounts
The victims all have a bloody end as the possible estate claimants become fewer,the film does have a satisfying
twist at the end.
An Italian made movie pretty typical of the material that was being turned out by both European and American
film makers during the early 70's into the early 80's.
Some pretty graphic killings but in truth little tension, the script and story-line perhaps a little thin.
Okay for a one-off viewing.
The Blu-ray upgrade is good with the close-up scenes, a little grainy on the distance shots.
The film does have many features along with a booklet.
The italian print, though of lower grainier and non HD quality, has on this blu ray a superior denser level of black, and dare i say, fuller mono sound. Apparently the film was shot english and italian as separate entities, and the italian certainly feels more natural in fluidity of dialogue and the tempo overall.The one obvious flaw with the italian print is that the contrast is actually too high, and whites tend to become burning areas of blur. A middle ground print that exemplifies the black solids and the even temper of the other colours would be welcomed.
The usual dubbed mono soundtrack is very quiet or loud. The italian track on the italian print has occasional roughness or treble issues but is more pert, apparent than the american one. Extras and other variations of covers are appealing add ons, the interviews insightful, the Edgar Wright appreciation may attract newer fans. But i cannot forget the bugging lack of blackness to that main feature HD. The detail may well be an improvement, comparatively, i have a number of prints on dvd and they all vary in colour and contrast, but as to being superior remastering, it is not as final or definitive as it might be.
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