Abrakadabra (2018) (Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Abrakadabra (2018) (Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Abrakadabra (2018) (Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Abrakadabra (2018) (Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
Director: Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti
Starring: Clara Kovacic, German Baudino, Eugenia Rigón
RATED: UR/REGION O/Widescreen/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Cauldron Films

Thirty years after his father is tragically killed during a magic trick gone wrong, Lorenzo’s own magic act is suddenly derailed by a series of gruesome magic themed murders. Struggling to prove his innocence, he begins to unravel the mystery that leads him through an intricate, bloody trail all the way back to his father’s demise.

I have a bad habit of going into movies without reading anything about them, much less the back of the case. That being said it took me a minute to realize that Abrakadabra wasn’t actually made in the 70s and even more so than that, it’s made by a pair of directors that I’m usually a fan of the Onetti Brothers. They once again keep getting better and better with the modern-day of old school style Giallos in Abrakadabra. A movie that improves upon what they did in both Sonno Profondo and Francesca. With Abrakadabra they find the near-perfect mix of old school look, style, and substance. This one doesn’t just look the part it hits the nail right on the head for a Giallo film and takes every usual step in the genre and rounds it all out with an outstanding twist at the end. This is a strong story with some trippy elements and if you didn’t tell them better, most people watching (unless you watch the dubbed version) will probably not no any better than to think this was made in the old days when Giallo movies were at an all-time high.

This is a movie that packs everything you’d want in this genre. You get violence, you get creative kills that plays into the tricks element of Abrakadabra. You even get that weird blood that all of these old movies had. So you get all the suspicious characters, pretty women, blood, and a detective hot on the case of it all. It all boils down to Giallo 101 with Abrakadabra but it really is one of the better movies on this nature I’ve seen in forever. It’s also a movie that is on the short side and gets in and gets out. It does what it needs to do without overstaying its welcome. While some might have wanted a longer running time, I’m happy with this and give it an extra point for it. If you are lucky enough to get this version of the movie you also get an amazing slipcase and a CD of the super retro-sounding soundtrack. Abrakadabra really is great all around and this release is a great release for it.

Extras

  • CD soundtrack with music by Luciano Onetti
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailer
  • Italian 5.1, Italian 2.0, and English 2.0 audio options
  • English & Spanish subtitles
  • Inserts with promotional artwork
  • Limited Edition high quality slipcase with original poster art
  • Limited to 1000 copies

Quality of Transfer: 96%

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