Waters (1993/Severin Blu-ray)
B+ Sound: B Extras: B Film: B
the nunspolitation release of The Other Hell (reviewed
elsewhere on this site), Severin Films brings Mariano Baino's horror
masterpiece Dark Waters (1993) to Blu-ray in grand fashion
with some brand new extras and a fantastic new HD transfer. While it
also features killer nuns, this film is pretty disturbing and is not
to be confused with the Japanese film Dark Water or its
lackluster American remake to which it bears no relation.
film stars Louise Salter, Venera Simmons, Mariya Kapnist, Lubov
Snegur, Albina Skarga, and Valeriy Bassel.
by horrible visions from her childhood, Elizabeth (Salter) travels to
a creepy island to discover the truth why her deceased Father
invested in a monastery. On the island, Elizabeth finds a
malevolent order of nuns and soon finds no escape from the menacing
evil that inhabits the land.
Waters is presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen
aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a nice sounding English Dolby Digital 2.0
Stereo (224 bps) track that doesn't disappoint. Many shots of the
film, notably the ones that take place inside the candle-lit
monastery are particularly impressive with dark blacks and textured
details that pop out in this edition.
Commentary with Writer/Director Mariano Baino
Made Me Do It featurette
There Be Water
the Uncontrollable featurette
into the Dark Waters
Blooper Reel with Commentary by Director Mariano Baino
Short Films of Mariano Baino:
Ever After and the Making of Never Ever After
and the Body Music Video
a unique and bold film, Dark Waters finally gets the Blu-ray
release it deserves thanks to Severin.