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Sarah and her boyfriend Ted have decided to spend Christmas with Ted’s mother at her home in rural Wisconsin. However, upon arriving, Sarah begins to feel a strange presence around her and soon after, a mysterious figure garbed in a Samurai outfit begins murdering the townsfolk, eventually setting his sights on Sarah, Ted, and his family…
A supernatural slasher film like no other, Fabrice Zaphiratos’ French-US co-production, BLOOD BEAT, applies an arthouse aesthetic to its American regional cinema stylings, resulting in a dreamy and haunting atmosphere to compliment the bloodletting and outrageous twists. Barely released on video in the US and never officially released on disc, Vinegar Syndrome presents the Blu-ray debut of this one of a kind horror oddity, restored in 2k from its original 35mm negative.
Directed by: Fabrice A. Zaphiratos
1982 / 86 minutes / Color / 1.33:1
Starring: Helen Benton, Terry Brown, Dana Day, James Fitzgibbons
• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Commentary track with Fabrice Zaphiratos (writer/director)
• Video interview with Fabrice Zaphiratos
• Video introduction with Fabrice Zaphiratos
• Video interview with Vladimir Van Maule (cinematographer)
• BLOOD BEAT: Silent Version (featuring Nervous Curtains and Horror Remix)
• “L.U.N.C.H.” – short film written and directed by William Zaphiratos (son of Fabrice)
• Stills gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Link to high-res cover image: here