- Oct 10, 2000
Raro Video-Columbia Tristar in Italy have new 16x9 transfers of some Mario Bava titles due out in November with special features. LISA AND THE DEVIL/THE HOUSE OF EXORCISM (a double-feature with both cuts of this title) features Italian and English tracks, along with a documentary. (The Region 1 version of LISA is a non-anamorphic LD port). REAZIONE A CATENA is Raro's title for Bava's gory BAY OF BLOOD/TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE, again in 16x9 with both English and Italian soundtracks. (Again in comparison, the Region 1 TWITCH from Image Entertainment has a nice transfer but notably substandard sound, so the new disc will hopefully be an improvement.) Finally, LE SPIE VENGONO DAL SEMIFREDDO is the original cut of Bava's DR GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS. These all seem an improvement over the problematic Region 1 editions - especially the first two - so fans of Italian horror should keep an eye out for them. They'll likely be available to buy at the usual Stateside importers of other-region cult titles. (I'll be getting the first two for sure).