Kill, Baby, Kill (1966) aka Operazione paura, directed by Mario Bava
, Arrow remaster, encoded in 10 bit HEVC with AAC sound, including original Italian theatrical mono, English mono dub, commentary track, and English subtitles.
IMDb : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060794/
Video encoded in two-pass 14.0 Mbps x265 10bit with the veryslow preset for archive quality image. Audio encoded separately with Apple AAC for the highest-quality AAC sound available.
Text subtitles converted to SRT, image subtitles converted to VobSub and repositioned.
Note : Maybe the last of the classic Italian gothic horror films, Mario Bava definitely makes the subgenre go out with a bang, with a plethora of foggy graveyards, ghosts glimpsed through a darkened window, family secrets, winding Carpathian village streets, curses, and crumbling mansions. It's also gorgeously shot, with the colored light and artistic framing of every shot reminding me of Blood and Black Lace
(although this isn't quite as stylized). The story isn't anything really special, but the atmosphere is great.
A doctor is sent to a small Carpathian village to perform an autopsy on a woman who died mysteriously, and a local medical student is assigned to witness it. Together, they find a silver coin embedded in the dead woman's heart. The village is full of strange superstitions, including that of the ghost of a young girl who curses those who see her, and when the doctor goes to see Baroness Graps at her crumbling villa, he encounters the ghost when he's leaving. More people die mysteriously, and the doctor finds out that the ghost is that of the Baroness' dead daughter, but his modern methods seem powerless against the curse afflicting the village.
This is a quite decent looking remaster, although it was quite grainy, so I've done some slight degrain. It's not very sharp, but that's very likely just how period lenses looked. Color and contrast is nice, and the mono tracks sound nice and clear, commentary track by Tim Lucas as usual very worth listening to if you're a Bava fan.
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General : Matroska / 8.53 GiB / 1 h 23 min / 14.6 Mb/s
Video : HEVC / Main10@L4@Main / 14.0 Mb/s / 1 920 x 1 036 pixels / 1.85:1 / 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS / *Default
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Audio #1 : AAC LC / 248 kb/s / 1 channel / Original Italian theatrical mono / Italian / *Default
Audio #2 : AAC LC / 241 kb/s / 1 channel / English mono dub / English
Audio #3 : AAC LC / 132 kb/s / 2 channels / Commentary by Tim Lucas, author of "Mario Bava - All the Colors of the Dark" / English
Text #1 : VobSub / 4 981 b/s / English for Italian audio
Text #2 : SRT / 35 b/s / English for English dub
Text #3 : VobSub / 6 049 b/s / English SDH for English dub
00:00:00.000 : Opening Credits
00:03:19.825 : Doctor's Arrival
00:12:13.024 : Autopsy
00:21:21.864 : Sorceress
00:28:17.988 : Villa Graps
00:42:14.407 : Nadine
00:59:09.046 : "They're Going To Kill Us All"
01:11:53.726 : Sisters
01:18:36.670 : Final Confrontation
Encoded from Kill.Baby.Kill.1966.GBR.BluRay.Remux.1080p.AVC.FLAC.1.0-HiFi.mkv [36.1 Mb/s]
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