Director: Mario Bava, 1974/2001
PLEASE NOTE: This is a NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free release
A brutal tale of abduction and psychological torment, KIDNAPPED involvesa gang of criminals who, when their robbery goes wrong, take a woman, man,and sick child hostage and embark on a tension-fueled getaway. In adeparture from his more audacious visual style, Bava keeps the actionclaustrophobic and the tension wound tight, building to an unexpected(and unforgettable) finale.
Shot in the mid 1970s, KIDNAPPED was, for decades, a lost film, havingbeen shut down near the end of production after the death of its principalinvestor. Years later, producer Alfredo Leone (Lisa and the Devil) and Mario’sson, filmmaker Lamberto Bava, obtained the footage and brought the long-abandoned project to fruition.
Mastered in HD from an archival 35mm print.
Italian with optional English subtitles
Original trailers of other Bava films
Italy 1974/2001 Colour 92 min 1.78:1
1920 x 1080p
Directed by Mario Bava
Produced by Lamberto Bava, Alfredo Leone andRoberto Loyola
Screenplay by Alessandro Parenzo
Director of Photography:Mario Bava and Emilio Varriano
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
With Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy, Lea Lander, Maurice Poli, George Eastman