Directed By: Corrado Farina
Starring: Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Isabelle De Funès
Studio: Blue Underground
Release Date: February 28, 2012
The Psychedelic Shocker Based On The Erotic 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), Milan’s 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 S&M comic Valentina by Guido Crepax. Blue Underground is now proud to present BABA YAGA newly transferred from pristine vault materials and presented in kinky High Definition!
1973 / 83 mins. / Horror / Color / Not Rated / 1.85:1 Widescreen / Region 0 / English, Italian Language w/ English SDH, French, Spanish, English Subtitles for Italian Version / DTS-HD Mono
- Brand new High Definition transfer from pristine vault materials
- Features Full 1080p HD Resolution for the ultimate home theater experience
- Farina & Valentina - Interview with Co-Writer/Director Corrado Farina
- Freud in Color - Guido Crepax Documentary
- Deleted and Censored Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Comic Book-to-Film Comparison
DAILY GRINDHOUSE PICK-OF-THE-WEEK!
“This is Blue Underground so you know you’re going to be all over this release. This is heroin for film geeks!” - Geoff Hunt, Daily Grindhouse
“BABA YAGA is a twisted and trippy piece of Eurosleaze that proves to be a lot of fun with plenty of quality exploitation elements. Fans of the film will find that this Blu-ray release offers a very nice upgrade from the already very solid DVD release from 2003!”
- Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!
“Blue Underground has given BABA YAGA yet another facelift, presenting the film on Blu-ray with an image that, for a film of its vintage and origins, borders on the pristine!
Definitely one worth checking out!” - James Reilly, Horrorview
“Is it true that a movie can have both style AND substance? Yes – BABA YAGA proves this. Blue Underground once again proves why they have been a longtime definitive source for cult movies. BABA YAGA is presented in a beautiful [transfer] and couldn’t look better!” - John Carpenter, Theater Thoughts
“There is more to say on this film and Blue Underground have done us all a big service by getting this released on Blu-ray. Serious cinema and serious comic fans will hopefully rediscover this one ASAP!” - Nicholas Sheffo, Fulvue Drive-In
“BABA YAGA is nuts. Nuts in the best tradition of over the top, ‘60s pop art, pretentious Freudian Italian films from the ‘70s. Blue Underground’s new transfer of BABA YAGA looks pretty good to me!” - Craig Sorensen, Unrated Film Magazine
“The film’s lasting impact is one of surreal, dreamlike visual brilliance; a hypnotic feast for the eyes which now enjoys a loving high definition transfer from the legendary and respected Blue Underground label. The affair as a whole proves to be a must for anyone into sadistic, psychedelic sexuality filtered through the cinematic lens of 1970s Italy!” - George Pacheco, Cape Code Examiner
“By far the best thing about BABA YAGA is its visual flair. Its compositions are exceptionally artful, and there are so many moments when I felt as if I could pause the movie, wrap a frame around it, and hang it on the wall. It’s strange and beautiful, like some sort of waking dream!” - Adam Tyner, DVD Talk
“BABA YAGA is indeed a bizarre, trippy film which is very Avant Garde in its ideals. The film has been newly transferred from pristine vault materials and in High Definition, thus delivering a scrumptious presentation!” - George Reis, DVD Drive-In
“The groundbreaking adult-themed comic strips of pioneer artist Guido Crepax are brought to life in this mod, hallucinatory mélange of fashion, fetish and the supernatural. Blue Underground do nice transfers and BABA YAGA is no exception!” - Gary Tooze, DVD Beaver
“BABA YAGA may not possess the same kind of cult status as other exploitation or Giallo films… But it definitely deserves such attention, made with stylish craftsmanship and bizarre visuals — a live-action comic book that's pretty cool to watch. The Blu-ray features a strong audio and video presentation for a nearly 40-year-old horror B-movie. Bonus material is the same seen on a previous DVD release, but the overall package makes a wonderful upgrade nonetheless!” - M. Enois Duarte, High Def Digest
“A Beautifully Filmed And Visually Audacious Shocker!” – Total Sci-Fi Online
“A Bizarre, Trippy Film… Filled With Eroticism And Odd Dreams Featuring Nazis, Lesbianism, And Kinky Sadism!” – DVD Drive-In
“A Heck Of A Lot Of Fun… An Oddball Mod Flick With Great Characters And A Bizarre Twisting Storyline!” – Monsters At Play