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Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava, 1959)

“Italian maestros of the macabre Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava team up for a curious (and sometimes unwieldy) fusion of sci-fi and gothic horror elements.” Read the review on Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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Stagefright (Michele Soavi, 1987)

“Birds of a fiendish feather will flock to Blue Underground’s sterling new Blu-ray transfer of Michele Soavi’s Stagefright, especially given the gaggle of bonus materials new to this presentation.” Read my entire review of Soavi’s smashing slasher debut, out recently … Continue reading

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Five Dolls for an August Moon (Mario Bava, 1970)

“It may be minor Mario Bava, but the film’s sly humor and eye-popping production design provide plenty to recommend it to devotees of European horror cinema, a claim that’s only reinforced by Kino’s excellent Blu-ray package.” Read my review of … Continue reading

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Night’s Black Agents: Jean Rollin’s The Grapes of Death and Night of the Hunted

“The most recent Jean Rollin films to make their Blu-ray debut from Kino and Redemption Films mark a significant departure for the filmmaker. Forced by financial exigencies to eschew the timeless fairy-tale quality of his early-’70s vampire films, Rollin sets … Continue reading

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The Night of the Devils (Giorgio Ferroni, 1972)

“A minor masterpiece of Italian horror, Night of the Devils both harkens back to Mario Bava-based gothic horrors as well as anticipates the gory excesses of latter-day Lucio Fulci. Raro Video provides an excellent Blu-ray transfer and modestly engaging extras.” … Continue reading

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Baron Blood (Mario Bava, 1972)

“Kino continues to bring the Bava with Baron Blood, a minor but amiable enough entry in the maestro’s canon, making its Blu-ray debut and looking better than ever.” Read my review of Mario Bava’s mid-range but enjoyable Baron Blood, out … Continue reading

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Bloodsuckers, Hatchet Murderers, and Lollipop-Smacking Devils: Three by Mario Bava

“Undisputed maestro of the macabre, Mario Bava put Italian horror cinema on the map in the late 1950s with I Vampiri, the first horror film to come out of Italy since the silent era. Gothic horror was in the air, … Continue reading

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