Description

Mario Bava, 1970

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region 1 DVD

Seven years after innovating the grisly Italian genre known as giallo, Maria Bava returned to the form to create one of its deliriously frightening examples: HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON (Il rosso segna della follia).

Stephen Forsyth stars as John Harrington, the head of an affluent fashion house, who harbours an uncontrollable bloodlust for women in bridal veils. Only by murdering a succession of them, each in a grisly manner, can he delve deeper into his subconscious and bring to light the primal scene that spawned his very specific homicidal fetish.

With its director doubling as cinematographer, HATCHET is one of Bava’s most visually sumptuous films. This Redemption edition has been newly mastered in HD from the 35mm negative, and is accompanied by an audio commentary by Video Watchdog founder Tim Lucas, commissioned especially for this release.

Special features:

Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative

Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colours of the Dark

Original theatrical trailer

Original trailers of other Bava films

Film details:

Italy 1970 Colour 88 min 1.78:1

1920 x 1080p 2.0 Mono

Directed by Mario Bava

Produced by Manuel Caño

Screenplay by Santiago Moncada

Story by David Grant

Director of Photography: Mario Bava

Music by Sante Maria Romitelli

With Stephen Forsyth, Laura Betti, Dogmar Lassander, Jesús Puente,

Produced for video by Bret Wood