|Kidnapped (A.K.A. Rabid Dogs) (1998)|
|DVD Release Date:||04/03/2007|
|Running Time:||96 minutes|
Though both versions of the movie have been cleaned up considerably, there are still a number of artifacts throughout. I thought it added to the atmosphere. Kind of like the deliberate scratched present in the 1970s homage "Grindhouse." Otherwise, a wonderful picture.
Great soundtrack. The music, dialogue and sound effects all sound great.
No Easter Eggs Found on Disc.
Kudos to author Tim Lucas for a great commentary track. I've enjoyed Mr. Lucas's commentary tracks on a previously released "Mario Bava Boxed St" released by VCI, as well as the yet to be reviewed "Mario Bava Boxed Set Vol. 1" being released by Anchor simultaneously with this DVD. Mr. Lucas is the founder and editor of the great magazine "Video Watchdog." He is also the author of a huge book on the life and films of Mario Bava. Like Eddie Mueller, who does the best commentary tracks around for Film Noir DVDs, Tim Lucas adds so much to the experience of watching a Mario Bava film. I enjoy Bava's work for its visual beauty and psychological terror. Tim Lucas takes you several steps deeper into the mind of Mario Bava. I can't wait for the release of his book.
The DVD also includes a quite lengthy text biography of director Mario Bava. Trivia note. The Italian master of suspense died within days of THE master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock.
The DVD also includes trailers from the great Mario Bava boxed set coming out at the same time as this DVD.
This is a must have DVD for fans of the great Italian master. Anchor Bay produces another instant classic.