Bay of Blood

Bay of Blood

Claudine Auger
Director: Mario Bava Cast: Claudine Auger
Claudine Auger
, Isa Miranda
Isa Miranda
, Luigi Pistilli
Luigi Pistilli
Mario Bava

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A family's murderous battle over some bayfront property is the subject of director Mario Bava's bloody horror-thriller, which many have cited as the grandfather of the modern slasher film. Claudine Auger is the scheming daughter of a murdered Countess; her staged suicide forms the basis of the film's plot. In a seemingly unrelated subplot, four hippies arrive in a dune buggy led by Brigitte Skay, who dances the Shake and swims naked before having her throat hacked open with a machete. Skay's boyfriend has his face chopped with the same machete and the other couple has a spear thrust through their bodies as they make love. All of these murder scenes were imitated in Steve Miner's Friday the 13th, Part 2, and the film's style influenced countless American slasher films of the 1970s and '80s. Bava also includes a strangulation by telephone cord, a gory axe decapitation, a man speared to a wall, and five other murders. Antefatto was a trendsetting film, and paved the way for literally hundreds of graphically violent imitations. The film exists in several versions, differing mainly in the extent of the bloodshed.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2013
UPC: 0738329099626
Original Release: 1971
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 37,613

Special Features

Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark; Alternate European release version (Italian with optional English subtitles); Theatrical trailer; Trailers of other Bava films

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudine Auger Renata
Isa Miranda The Countess
Luigi Pistilli Albert
Claudio Volonte Simon
Laura Betti Mrs. Fusadi, the clairvoyant
Brigitte Skay Brunhilda
Leopoldo Trieste Actor
Chris Avran Ventura
Anna Maria Rosati Laura
Paola Rubens Actor
Guido Boccaccini Actor
Robert Bonani Actor
Giovanni Nuvoletti Actor

Technical Credits
Mario Bava Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Franco Barberi Screenwriter
Stelvio Cipriani Score Composer
Filippo Ottoni Screenwriter
Dardano Sacchetti Screenwriter
Giuseppe Zaccariello Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Bay of Blood
1. Noose [8:43]
2. Stay Awhile [6:00]
3. Night Club [8:29]
4. A Swim [6:41]
5. Tip Of The Spear [8:44]
6. Vice Ridden [8:11]
7. Sickness [12:09]
8. No Witnesses [11:21]
9. All Is Doomed [7:17]
10. The Will [7:10]

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