Thursday, May 05, 2022

This Was the Day the Universe Trembled!

Fantabulous news today as one of the greatest sci-fi slash horror slash WTF movies ever made, Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires from 1965, is finally getting an upgraded 2K remastered blu-ray from the fab folks at Kino Lorber come July 26th -- you can pre-order it at their site and they've got it pretty cheap already at under 18 bucks! If you've never seen this movie you're in for a trippy treat -- some will call it slow to be sure but it's a whole ass vibe, and one of my all-time faves. 

You'll also side-eye Ridley Scott & Co. pretty gosh-danged hard for pretending that Alien was an original idea fourteen years later when it's legit just a remake (admittedly masterful) of this, with some Sigourney & Giger sprinkled on top. (But oh, what sprinkles.) But Bava's his whole own technicolor hallucinogenic sitch, and I cannot wait to see how this movie's outrageous color-scapes pop with a new remaster. I got to see this movie on the big screen about five years back and I swear to you my entire body turned to happy primordial goo.


Anonymous said...

This is terrific news and also I'm extremely jealous. I wish my local cinema showed Bava films.

Anonymous said...

It’s included free so Prime