However, unlike Bava, Rollin was something of a rebel who did plenty of 'bold' films that simply weren't good enough. He seems interested in grounding the everyday cruelties of the husband in the reality of the off-handed way of how badly some men can treat women. Part Two: On His Career 29 min. Instead of offering an interesting twist Aranda chooses to solve the mystery with a simple character transformation that essentially confirms what has been painfully obvious for a long time. Image stability is very good. Dynamic intensity is good for a film of this caliber, but it is easy to tell that the entire project was shot with a modest budget.
Everything is straightforward — there is little subtlety or anything that works on any other level. In The Blood Spattered Bride it is the key element that allows Aranda to give the narrative some social relevance. Susan is seduced by the woman and they have a lesbian relationship. . Then she has a strange dream in which a beautiful woman Alexranda Bastedo hands her a giant dagger and urges her to free herself by killing her husband, While the disturbed bride attempts to make some sense of her intense experience the frustrated husband bumps into the woman from the dream on a secluded beach, and after he brings her back to the mansion all hell breaks loose.
Carmilla seduces the young bride and forces her to commit gory acts of mutilation. Comments Have you watched The Blood Spattered Bride yet? Alternative movies trailers for The Blood Spattered Bride More movie trailers, teasers, and clips from The Blood Spattered Bride: 1972 10 September 1972 A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier. Basically, behind the graphic material there is an obvious invitation to ponder the very nature of marriage in Spain and specifically the balance of power that it legitimizes between a husband and his wife. Year: 1974 Duration: 01:41:13 Directed by: Richard Griffin Actors: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins, Spiros Focás Language: English Country: Italy France Also known as: Flavia la monaca musulmana, Flavia the Rebel Nun, Flavia, Priestess of Violence, The Muslim Nun Description: Southern Italy, the beginning of the thirteenth century. When Susan's husband finds a naked woman buried on the beach, he brings her home and finds that she is Carmilla. In English or Spanish, with optional English subtitles for the main feature. It uses a good number of horror tricks to identify the many flaws of the machismo behavior that Spanish culture supposedly embraces as normal, but Aranda was definitely not in top form when he made the film and after the decent buildup this becomes painfully obvious.
I also like the color grading. For more about The Blood Spattered Bride and the The Blood Spattered Bride Blu-ray release, see the published by Dr. It stable and nicely rounded, though because the film was overdubbed in English some unevenness is present. A dream sequence where a man has his heart torn out is also particularly nasty. The wide range of conventional genre tricks provide the film with its horror identity, but amongst them there are also plenty of red flags that identify the many flaws of the machismo behavior that Spanish culture supposedly embraces as normal.
They try to act like husband and wife, but he is so aggressive that she instantly becomes uncomfortable with him and rejects his sexual advances. Carmilla, without her face, her husband tells that Carmilla killed her husband during their honeymoon. During the night, Susan has dreadful nightmares about Carmilla. Aranda completed The Blood Spattered Bride exactly a year after Rollin's and these two films not only have similar narratives, but actually build pretty much the exact same type of ambience. Radio Spots - Frenzy of Blood 5 min.
Alternate Scenes for Spanish Release 2 min. Alternate Hotel Room Sequence 2 min. The Blood Spattered Bride 1972 The Blood Spattered Bride Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release After getting married with her husband, Susan travels with him to his isolated manor. The movie stars Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín, and Alexandra Bastedo. Alternate Bathroom Sequence 1 min.
It is an interesting concept for a genre film, but some of the segments where these red flags pop up are so over-the-top that they actually seriously hurt its integrity. The interview was conducted by Uwe Huber. Excluding a few tiny white flecks and one sequence where some light color fluttering is noticeable, the film looks gorgeous in high-definition. In fact, even some of his most risqué films, like , revealed a degree of social awareness that is practically impossible to locate in Rollin's films. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your player regardless of your geographical location. Clarity and especially depth are very good, and on a larger screen fluidity is also quite impressive.
The release is sourced from a lovely 4K remaster. I expected The Blood Spattered Bride to be as good as these films, but to be honest I found it to be very predictable and ultimately quite underwhelming. Optional English subtitles are provided for the main feature. This is important because it takes the gay panic angle of the narrative and provides a contrast between his abuse and the tender scenes between the wife and Carmilla. She escapes from the monastery, but has been caught and punished.