Hatchet for the Honeymoon (Blu-ray) 88 Films Ltd


From director Mario Bava, the Godfather of Italian horror, comes Hatchet for the Honeymoon, a superlative early 70s slasher which places us and the erstwhile filmmaker back in the realm of the Gialli feature, a cinematic sub-genre he practically invented.

With echoes of Psycho (1960) and Peeping Tom (1960), this unsettling production sees troubled protagonist John Harrington (Stephen Forsythe) turning to a life of serial killing. Refused a divorce by his uncaring wife, and haunted by childhood trauma John takes out his murderous frustrations on a string of would-be brides who innocently cross his path.

Undoubtedly an influence on later movies like Maniac (1980), and a host of other chillers, this often-overlooked piece from one of Europe’s finest, is a smart, beautifully stylised, gory delight.

2 in stock

Special Features

Limited edition – 2000 Units Only
Includes Rigid Slipcase with New Artwork From Colin Murdoch
40 Page Perfect Bound Book featuring “Don’t Stain the Staircase” – By Barry Forshaw and “Un-American Psycho: On the Trail of the European Movie Maniac” by Andrew Graves
A3 Fold-out Poster
Remastered HD Transfer from the 35mm Internegative with additional Cleanup performed by 88 Films.
High Definition (1080p) Presentation in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
2.0 Dual Mono DTS-HD Master Audio English Soundtrack
Audio Commentary by Giallo Cinema Export Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
Meet the Bavas – An Interview with Renowned Director Lamberto Bava
Working With A Master – An Interview with Assistant Cameraman Gianlorenzo Battaglia
English Trailer
Reversible sleeve with Classic Poster Artwork




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