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Reviewed by: Keith Hennessey BrownRead Keith Hennessey Brown's film review of Bloody Moon
With the film having previously been available on DVD on import, there's less of a sense of revelation about Bloody Moon compared to the recently released Devil Hunter. Nevertheless, this is a perfectly nice treatment and transfer of the film that allows the viewer to appreciate some of its more subtle colour strategies, such as the significant use of yellow (ie giallo) and a bit of Bava-esque stained glass lighting.
The centrepiece extra on the disc is an all-new on-camera interview with Franco, running 18 minutes and covering various aspects of the production. The director's fans will find it another source of valuable information, while the unconverted will also enjoy Franco's tales of the trials and tribulations of low-budget film-making. They range from dealing with producers who inevitably failed to deliver what they had promised, although one would have thought their claims to have no less than Pink Floyd on board for scoring the film surely deserved to be taken with a pinch of salt post Antonioni and Schroder – and starlets with little or no aptitude or interest in acting.
A trailer is also included.Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2008