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Following on directly from Part 4, we see Michael escape from the police through an underground tunnel. Unable to find him, the police go home, without seemingly looking for a body to confirm his demise. Michael shacks up with an old fellow, who has a parrot, lots of candles and seems to be there for no other reason than for Michael to wake up and kill him exactly a year later. What this fellow thought of having a comatose body in his abode for that long, which he would have to have had to bath and clean up occasionally to stop it from smelling of bodily stuff, just for him to wake up a year later and kill him, well it just doesn't bare thinking about.
Young Jamie is now in a child's clinic instead of a criminal institution of some sort, for killing her step-mother. Didn't she kill Rachel at the end of Part 4? Oh well, the filmmakers have just glossed over that conveniently. It's good to see Rachel back though, as she is far less annoying than her friend Tina, (played by Wendy Kaplan), or any of the other characters in the movie. Danielle Harris as Jamie convulses like you should do when reading such a dire script,Pleasance's Loomis hanging around a clinic he has no right to be in, upsetting a permanently hysterical Mexican nurse and pretty much everyone else, especially the misconceived comedy cops, is SCREAMING for a quick death. Unfortunately director Othenin-Girard drags out each set piece to audience sanity breaking point, except for a rather fun face off between Jamie and Michael towards the end of the movie.
Released to tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Video Recordings Act 1984 this three-disc collector's edition box set showcases a brand new documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days, directed by Jake West. It details the advent of the passing of the controversial aforementioned Act and the effect it had on censorship under James Ferman's rule at the BBFC up until 1999.
For genre fans too young to have enjoyed the furore and panic, caused by the advent of video films first being rented out and sold in the UK, many titles were prosecuted unfairly, many unseen, for their alleged depraved content. For horror fans it was a golden era, arguably the last time horror films felt exciting with their lurid box covers promising shocking and bloody entertainment. With many deemed unsuitable for public consumption it made seeing the forbidden titles more enticing.
The Definitive Guide Part 2 should be seen by everyone regardless of whether they are fans of the genre or otherwise. It details how a nation was misled into believing that films were to be blamed for all the evil present in society. The medium became an easy scapegoat for the government and media to pin blame on for anything they saw fit. It is a damning portrait of how the powers that be manipulate the facts to suit their own agenda treating the British population, nay those that are not in government, as idiots unable to determine and censor what is watched within their own homes and decide by whom.
Italian director Mario Bava is arguably one of the finest directors the horror genre has ever had. From the black-and-white vampire-witch thrills of Black Sunday (1960), the lavish looking horror anthology Black Sabbath (1963) and the atmospheric and personal Lisa and Devil (1972), Bava's filmography is a treasure trove of must-see flicks. That begs the question, what the fuck went wrong with Baron Blood?
Critically Baron Blood is one of the director's least popular works currently holding an appalling 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes' website. And yet inexplicably Baron Blood became a huge financial success, so much so it allowed Bava the opportunity to make whatever he wanted next.
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