Excerpt: The Arrow disc comes with the Italian and English versions both in HD, English subs, reversable cover art, booklet, mini poster, several featurettes and extras not found here. The Kino version blows.
Excerpt: In response to Marklaar - I also had issues with the audio - it seemed to me to be the result of over zealous audio clean up - as if they had gone overboard with noise removal resulting in that flangery processed kind of sound.
Excerpt: Mario Bava's A Bay of Blood is a movie far ahead of it's time, and clearly set the stage for many of the "body count" movies of the 80's. The film is loaded with atmosphere and gore, but the script is a bit of a mess. It makes a little more sense after multiple viewings.
Excerpt: This is a great looking transfer and the audio commentary is suburb. Can anyone with a different copy of the film tell me if that echoey sound is just on the Kino Blu-Ray? It is so distracting and I don't remember it being this bad on the anchor bay dvd.
Summary: Arrow has again knocked it clean out of the ball park with this release of Bava's proto-slasher masterpiece. Great packaging, generous extras on the disc, and a great, clean transfer of the English language release version.
Summary: As usual, a great blu ray release from Arrow. Plenty of extras and the film looks great. Just be aware this isn't the slipbox version as it appears from the picture, but the standard blu ray release, which it still excellent, but a bit misleading on Zavvi's part.
Conclusion: It's almost insane that I have seven different incarnations of Bay of Blood on my shelve. All of them are, more or less, flawed. Thanks to the good people at Arrow this is the one that I will pop in my player from now on.
Summary: Among Italian horror filmmaker Mario Bava's greatest achievements was this mischievous, a humorous splatter movie in which an ensemble cast of duplicitous characters violently strive to get their greedy mitts on a handsome property.