The beauty of the horror genre is that it is a never-ending sea of titles that come in and out with the tide, that there are often movies that get swept away so quickly that fans either forget about them, or never hear about them to begin with. Mariano Baino’s 1993 film Dark Waters is one of those films. Not to be confused with the Japanese one from 2002 that was later remade here in the states, but Baino’s film is a highly original tale about dark things going on in a strange convent on a remote island in Europe. It was released in an amazing DVD box set by No Shame back in 2006, but hadn’t hit Blu-ray until now, thanks to Severin Films, which has been given a HD transfer from the original 35mm negative and features over 4 hours of special features.
Here are the special features for Severin’s release. Some of these featurettes were on the No Shame release, but some are new as well.
- Audio Commentary With Writer / Director Mariano Baino
- Lovecraft Made Me Do It Featurette
- Let There Be Water
- Controlling the Uncontrollable Featurette
- Deep Into the Dark Waters Featurette
- Director Intro
- Deleted Scenes
- Silent Blooper reel With Audio Commentary by Director Mariano Baino
- Short Films Of Mariano Baino (with Audio Commentary): Dream Car, Caruncula, and Never Ever After, with a Making of Never Ever After featurette
But one of the cool things about this release is the little enamel pin for the emblem from the movie that comes with the package. This comes from the fine folks of Pallbearer Press, which always offers quality merch (I’ve already got several of their T-shirts and pins).
You can pre-order this from Severin right now, for only $26.99 by clicking HERE. Don’t delay. You really need this movie for your collection. And in just in case you’re not completely sold, you can read our interview with Baino HERE, or just check out the trailer below.