May 192021

Deep Blood is a Jaws rip-off from director Joe D’Amato and arrives on Blu-ray for the first time courtesy of Severin Films.



Deep Blood

Genre(s): Horror
Severin| NR – 91 min. – $29.95 | April 27, 2021

Date Published: 05/19/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Joe D’Amato
Writer(s): George Nelson Ott (screenplay)
Cast: Frank Baroni, Allen Cort, Keith Kelsch, James Camp

Features: Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0), Italian (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 24.77 GB
Total Bitrate: 33.09 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



In a career that forever raised the bar for everything from hookers, cannibals and necrophiles to Ator, Emanuelle and Caligula, this long-unseen chum bucket from producer/director Joe D’Amato may be his most bizarrely entertaining anomaly ever. Shot on location in Florida surf and Rome swimming pools, D’Amato combines ‘80s teen movie clichés and Native American mysticism and stupefying dialogue, over-the-top performances and shark footage that Bruno Mattei would later swipe for Cruel Jaws.



The only feature included is the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 3¾/5, AUDIO – 3½/5

Severin releases Deep Blood onto Blu-ray and presented in the original 1.33 full frame aspect ratio. Considering the movie was released in 1990 and likely done on a micro budget, the picture here doesn’t look half-bad. Detail can be a bit soft at times and colors, despite the a time period of neon colors, were a bit muted. Still, given everything this still looks rather good and never looked better.

The disc includes an adequate English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track. While at times the presumably cheap sound design came into play as the insipid dialogue comes across a tad muffled however other parts the audio is reasonably clean.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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