Mario Bava's second 'Giallo' is a creepy delight in which the ghost of a young girl wreaks her revenge in a modern-day Transylvanian village. Such is its rarity, this is a must-have Region 1 disc for fans of Italian horror.
While some discs deserve to be berated for poor transfers, this is not one of them. The print used for the DVD is, at times, very scratchy, but it's one of the few remaining that is actually watchable. While the 35mm versions have all but rotted away, the 16mm print used here is the best we can hope for now. It's arguable that in most cases, you'll forget the imperfections.
The use of colour and inventive cinematography wreathes you right into the sinister heart of this clever thriller. The sound is reasonably clear, if occasionally slightly distorted during high music levels, but again shouldn't spoil the fun.
Extra features include a detailed Mario Bava biography and filmography, handy for anyone starting out on discovering one of Scorcese's favourite directors. Also included is a trailer showcase for other VCI horror titles.
NB: the release date above refers to the Region 1 disc.
Ratio: 1.33:1 (fullscreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 (Mono)
Extra Features: Scene selection, Mario Bava biography and filmography, preview showcase with trailers for "Bird With the Crystal Plumage", "Blood & Black Lace", "The Night Visitor".