I’m taking a look at a few of Mario Bava films that are available on blu-ray. Kill, Baby, Kill (1966) is an Italian horror not to dissimilar to Hammer horror films. Should you be giving it a look? Let’s find out if it’s worth a look, so without further ado here’s my Kill Baby Kill blu-ray review.
- Kill, Baby… Kill (1966)
- Genre: Horror
- Directed by Mario Bava
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 2 (Bluray & DVD)
- Released By Arrow Video
- Blu-ray Released: 10 October 2017
Police Inspector Kruger is investigating the death of a young woman in the small village of Karmingam. He wants an Autopsy performed in order to determine the cause of death. He sends for Dr. Paul Eswai, however upon his arrival his is treated with suspicion by the locals.
The recent death is just one of many and the villagers seem to know the real cause but refuse to speak it.
Style / Direction
The film’s directed by Mario Bava whilst Antonio Rinaldi handled the cinematography. Bava gets this horror spot on. Visually the sets / locations are sufficiently creepy with a grave yard next to an abandoned church. The village of Karmingam has lots of dark passages perfect for the horror genre. There’s also some good camera angles used along with well framed scenes.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Carlo Rustichelli and reminds me a little bit of Hammer horror.
Acting / Characters
I’ve no complaints with any of the acting all do their roles justice.
- Giacomo Rossi-Stuart as Dr. Paul Eswai
- Erika Blanc as Monica Schufftan
- Fabienne Dali as Ruth, the Witch
- Valerio Valeri as Melissa Graps
- Giovanna Galletti as Baroness Graps
- Luciano Catenacci as Karl, the Burgomeister
- Piero Lulli as Inspector Kruger
- Micaela Esdra as Nadienne
- Franca Dominici as Martha
- Giuseppe Addobbati as Innkeeper
Conclusion: Kill, Baby… Kill (1966) Film Review
I love a good horror movie especially ones from the likes of Hammer. Whilst this is not a Hammer film, it’s an Italian horror by director Mario Bava, it shares a similar feel. It really is a fantastic horror and one I urge you to take a look at.
If you love those Hammer horrors then I think you are going love this stylish and creepy Mario Bava movie. Put simply I thoroughly enjoyed Kill, Baby… Kill (1966) and I think you will too.
If you’ve enjoyed my Kill Baby Kill blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
- Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
- Night Train Murders (1975)
- The Burning (1981)
- Pieces (1982)
- Tenebrae (1982)
- Halloween (2018)
Conclusion: Kill Baby Kill Blu-ray Review
With the exception of a couple of marks on the opening titles the picture quality is very good. It has undergone a restoration so it should look good and it does. It really does breathe new life into these classics being able to watch them as intended.
As with pretty much all of Arrow releases the extras are extensive. I mean they pretty much have all aspects covered. There’s a video essay from film critic Kat Ellinger, interviews with assistant director Lamberto Bava and actress Erika Blanc. All in all an excellent and interesting set of extras.
- Audio Commentary
- The Devil’s Daughter (22 mins)
- Kill, Bava, Kill! (25 mins)
- Erika in Fear (11 mins)
- Yellow (7 mins)
- German Opening Titles
- International Trailer
- Image Gallery
On to my movie rating for Kill, Baby… Kill (1966)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Picture: VERY GOOD
- Extras: EXCELLENT
Amazon UK Links
Kill, Baby… Kill (1966) is available out now on blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip NOT be representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my Kill Baby Kill blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: Kill, Baby, Kill (1966) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Kill, Baby... Kill (1966)
Duration: 85 mins
Director(s): Mario Bava
Actor(s): Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, Valerio Valeri, Giovanna Galletti, Luciano Catenacci, Piero Lulli, Micaela Esdra, Franca Dominici, Giuseppe Addobbati
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A stylish and creepy Mario Bava horror not too dissimilar to a Hammer horror