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.
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
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