Monday, September 24, 2007

Mario Bava Vol. 2 DVD (NEWS)

It's coming October 23rd, hot on the heels of the Tim Lucas book, it's The Mario Bava DVD Collection Volume 2, featuring BAY OF BLOOD , BARON BLOOD, LISA & THE DEVIL, FOUR TIMES THAT NIGHT, 5 DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON, KIDNAPPED, and ROY COLT & WINCHESTER JACK.

For more info click HERE!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

2007 HAS TURNED IN BAVA OVERLOAD!!!

Anonymous said...

wtf......winchester jack?

Karswell said...

Sing! One of these things, doesn't belong here..."

But in all fairness to Bava's western (and the viking movie in volume one) if these weren't included in these sets no one would probably even bother buying them if they were sold seperately. If it's Bava it's gotta be worth watching at least once, even if it's not your fave genre.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that House of Exorcism is also in this set.

Karswell said...

Didn't forget, House of Exorcism is just an alternate version of Lisa & the Devil.

Anonymous said...

And what an alternate it is! Whereas HOUSE is the perfect, midnite movie laugh-feast (featuring an Exorcist-like rip-off Elke S. spewing pea soup and foul language whilst conducting amazing acrobatics--you really MUST see this to believe it), LISA is Bava's most poetical film. Here, some of the actor's wooden performances work perfectly to accentuate the film's theme of humanity as the unwitting playthings of some diabolical fate. The baroque settings, gorgeous cinematography, and lush musical score evoke a singular atmosphere of impending doom. The film is only marred by a silly, and mercifully brief, 'shock' ending. But just prior to this, there is a sequence, just as short in length, but completely unforgettable, wherein Lisa awakens (or at least she think she does) from what has been some strange dream or morbid fantasy. Unfolding in a ruined garden, this poignant moment is one of the most artfully crafted sequences of the horror genre. Highly recommended!

Karswell said...

Wow, thank you for that... now everyone knows why they've included both versions! My only concern at the moment about this set is that since it's the European version of Baron Blood we may not get to hear Les Baxter's amazing alternate score composed for the US release!

Eric said...

I'm not sure if the previous Image version of Baron Blood uses the Les Baxter score or not, if it does i'll be holding onto my version.

Eric said...

update to the above post--
nope, the Image dvd has the Cipriani score.

Good thing i have the Les Baxter score on CD.

Karswell said...

These BAVA sets really should contain both Italian and US release versions. I love and respect the originals as much as the next guy but some of us grew up watching the alt-US versions so there's appealing things about them both for us fans... for example I personally like the sound of 60's voice dubbing in foreign genre films weither it's gothic Italian horror or giant kaiju stomp fests from Japan. COME ON ANCHOR BAY!

Anonymous said...

This really is turning out to be the year of the Bava,only a few of the films are true classics,but getting them all for a one time viewing should be worth it.

Karswell said...

>only a few of the films are true classics

I completely disagree with that statement, is it possible you've only seen a few Bava films? I mean on this 2nd volume alone there's at least 4 excellent films... that by itself constitutes more than "a few" and I'm not even counting the true classics from volume 1.

Anonymous said...

>for a one time viewing

This is also an unworthy statement, I know I've watched all of these Bava films at least a half dozen times each already on home video alone!

Anonymous said...

HUH? NO NO!!,i wasn't referring to Bava in general or even this film set,i was just trying to say that even some of his lesser works are excellent,thats all,bad phrasing.

Karswell said...

No biggie... apparently we're either just highly defensive of Bava himself, of we're just a bunch of film snob ball busters. Or both.

No worries, it's all good...