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Hatchet For the Honeymoon (1970) Limited Edition 88 Films UK - Blu-ray Region B

Hatchet For the Honeymoon (1970) Limited Edition 88 Films UK - Blu-ray Region B

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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.


Limited edition - 3000 Units Only

Includes Rigid Slipcase with New Artwork From Colin Murdoch

40 Page Perfect Bound Book featuring "Don't Stain the Staircase" - By Barry Forshaw and "Un-American Psycho: On the Trail of the European Movie Maniac" by Andrew Graves

A3 Fold-out Poster

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

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 Camerman Gianlorenzo Battaglia

English Trailer

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Reversible sleeve with Classic Poster Artwork

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