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 Zaphiratos
Starring: Helen BentonTerry Brown, Dana Day, James Fitzgibbons
1982 / 86 minutes / Color / 1.33:1

  • 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

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