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What they say: The Psychedelic Shocker Based On The Comics Of Guido Crepax…
Legendary sex symbol Carroll Baker (BABY DOLL, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS) stars as a mysterious sorceress with an undying hunger for sensual ecstasy and unspeakable torture. But when she casts a spell over a beautiful young fashion photographer (the gorgeous Isabelle De Funès), Milans most luscious models are sucked into a nightmare world of lesbian seduction and shocking sadism. Are these carnal crimes the result of one woman s forbidden fantasies or is this the depraved curse of the devil witch known as BABA YAGA?
George Eastman (THE GRIM REAPER, HORRIBLE) co-stars in this provocative EuroShocker (also known as DEVIL WITCH and KISS ME KILL ME) written and directed by Corrado Farina and based on the notorious comic Valentina by Guido Crepax. Blue Underground is now proud to present BABA YAGA newly transferred from pristine vault materials and presented in High Definition!
What I say: In this French/Italian co-production based on the work of Guido Crepax, Italy’s premiere comic book artist. Photographer Valentina meets a mysterious older woman, the woman seemingly puts a spell on Valentina and her camera thus bringing misfortune to her models and the subjects of her photos. As time goes on and things get weirder and weirder, Valentina starts to realize that Baba Yaga is a witch!
Based on the work of Guido Crepax, this film is very interesting. Using Crepax’s style, the film is like a moving comic book. The film is edited with quick cuts and photographs are used to give the illusion of panels. The storyline shifts between reality and dreams with Baba Yaga invading both. Valentina has little help against Baba Yaga and her magic.
The film itself is stunningly transferred into HD, with all the lush locals and beautiful people looking clear and far better than the previous DVD release, which was no slouch itself. The sound, both Italian and English are well done, even though the music is kind of repetitive. The film does a fine job of adapting the work of Guido Crepax with all of its erotic appeal, as well as the incredible visuals.
Extras include a great documentary on Guido Crepax, interview with the director, deleted and censored scenes, trailers, a poster and still gallery, and more.