Win a BAVA BUNDLE To Celebrate The Release of BARON BLOOD and BLACK SABBATH on Dual Format

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To celebrate the release of Black Sabbath on Monday 13th May 2013, we have a BAVA BUNDLE to give away to one lucky reader, courtesy of Arrow Video.

Arrow Video are pleased to announce two exciting and never-before-seen Blu-ray & DVD premieres from the one and only godfather of Italian horror, MARIO BAVA.

Set for release on Monday 29th April and Monday 13th May respectively, the Bava classics BARON BLOOD and BLACK SABBATH and have both been given the ‘Arrow treatment’. The forthcoming dual format Blu-ray & DVD deluxe editions include brand new versions of each film, a wealth of special features and bonus material (cast, director and expert interviews, introductions, deleted scenes, trailers, audio commentaries, photo galleries, collector’s booklets). If that wasn’t enough, both releases will also include an exclusive reversible sleeve, featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys.

For your chance to win a Bava Bundle of both Baron Blood and Blood Sabbath on Dual Format (DVD and Blu-Ray), courtesy of Arrow Video, simply leave a comment below stating your favourite Mario Bava film and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 26th May 2013 and one winner will be picked at random from qualifying entries.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• One entry per household
• No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
• Entrants must be aged 18 years or over
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 1 winner will win 1x Baron Blood and Black Sabbath on dual format.
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

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  1. Blood and Black Lace by a mile. Bava’s use of colour is great in this one and it birthed so many other great movies.

  2. My favourite Bava film is a bay of blood, it’s the prototype for every modern slasher film and the ending is deliciously wicked.

  3. My favourite is A Bay of Blood because it’s just so evil. The lengths some children will go to for their inheritance!

  4. A Bay of Blood is my favourite. An incredible early slasher film, the 13 deaths are wonderfully inventive and bloody, and the landscapes and camerawork are incredible. It pre-dates all of the popular slashers of more recent times, and is much better for it’s originality. An incredible piece of horror cinema

  5. ‘Kill, Baby…Kill!’ AKA ‘Curse of the Living Dead’. It’s not just me who loves it, Martin Scorsese a big fan.

  6. The Girl Who Knew Too Much. Considered the first ever giallo and a wonderful atmospheric film to boot. The Spanish Steps never looked so good!

  7. I love Black Sabbath, particularly Wurdulak – Boris Karloff is downright creepy as the aging vampire. All the stories in this anthology have a wonderful dark, scary atomosphere.

  8. Rabid Dogs – offers a great perspective on the ‘years of lead’ in recent Italian history. Fills out the 1970s ‘milieu’ genre of police thrillers perfectly.

  9. Rabid Dogs (Kidnapped) – Great film loved it Mario created much drama with so little, I also love how he apparently considered the film to be his most important work 🙂

  10. Black Sunday – it’s a beautiful piece of gothic horror that stands up easily against anything that Universal or Hammer Pictures put out. It has wonderful sets and Bava use of lighting really shines through in the HD transfer.

  11. My favourite Bava film is Diabolik. Mainly because it’s slick, sexy and just oozes cool. Love it.

  12. It’s Black Sunday for me. Infinitely watchable gothic horror with the incredible visual flair and inventiveness of Bava.

  13. Danger Diabolik! Why? Cos it’s ridiculous, campy fun with amazing special effects (and that song!).
    But mostly? Mostly for that bit where Terry-Thomas walks on camera to early, looks embarrassed and walks back off again. Magic.

  14. I love Baron Blood, it is a true classic. Although I adore all of Mario Bava’s amazing films this one takes the edge as I have always loved witchy themed films!

  15. The Mask of Satan

    I loved seeing a female lead who was formidable, beautiful and the film is amazing.

    It has gore, and the scenes are memorable, makes this a must watch movie.

  16. Planet of the Vampires
    Bava’s only sci fi film is closer to his horror work than people would think. It’s another masterpiece of ingenuity on a fag packet sized budget, peculiar leather costumes, an incredible oppressive atmosphere, surprising and shocking gore effects and THAT scene which Alien riffed on, which still holds a haunting power in Bava’s film.

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