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Hatchet For the Honeymoon - The Italian Collection 69

Hatchet For the Honeymoon - The Italian Collection 69

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From director Mario Bava, the Godfather of Italian horror, comes Hatchet for the Honeymoon, a superlative early 70s slasher which places us and the erstwhile filmmaker back in the realm of the Gialli feature, a cinematic sub-genre he practically invented.


With echoes of Psycho (1960) and Peeping Tom (1960), this unsettling production sees troubled protagonist John Harrington (Stephen Forsythe) turning to a life of serial killing. Refused a divorce by his uncaring wife, and haunted by childhood trauma John takes out his murderous frustrations on a string of would-be brides who innocently cross his path.

Undoubtedly an influence on later movies like Maniac (1980), and a host of other chillers, this often-overlooked piece from one of Europe’s finest, is a smart, beautifully stylised, gory delight.


SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Remastered HD Transfer from the 35mm Internegative with additional Cleanup performed by 88 Films.
  • High Definition (1080p) Presentation in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • 2.0 Dual Mono DTS-HD Master Audio English Soundtrack
  • Optional English SDH
  • Audio Commentary by Giallo Cinema Export Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thomson
  • Meet the Bavas - An Interview with Renowned Director Lamberto Bava
  • Working With A Master - An Interview with Assistant Cameraman Gianlorenzo Battaglia
  • A Hatchet for Dagmar - An Interview with Dagmar Lassander
  • My Dying Bride - An Interview with Dr. Marcus Stiggleger
  • Original Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with Classic Poster Artwork

 


      TECHNICAL SPECS
      • Release Date: 3/7/2023
      • Region Code: B
      • Audio: DTS-HD MA Mono
      • Picture: 1080p HD 1.85:1
      • Runtime: 88 mins approx
      • Language: English
      • Subtitles: English
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