Saturday, July 10

The Night Child (Il medaglione insanguinato) (1975) - Cocktail Video Canadian VHS

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I think this one left an annoyed eBay seller in its wake. After a week long auction with two hours to go, I threw out a maximum bid of twenty bucks. The then-current price was at $10 with one bidder. This tape is quite rare and I've seen it go for much higher than that in the past. It seems like "one of those tapes" that collectors pile on top of at auction. I figured my bid would be easily surpassed and went to bed without much expectation. After arriving home from work the next day, five bids were tacked on and I won within one dollar and six cents. Afterward, the seller changed all of his auctions to Buy It Nows with higher prices, even ones that aren't nearly as prized, than this tape. Ermm...sorry...

4 comments:

J. Astro said...

Sooo... is this actually worthwhile on its own as an actual film, or at least a fun horror show, or is its value solely based on collector/rarity nerd criteria? Never heard of it before.

Drunketh said...

Sweet addition to the collection!!!

Jayson said...

I've heard good things about it Astro. It's basically another Italian riff on The Exorcist. I'm trying to get a copy of the Italian widescreen DVD with English subtitles.

Richard of DM said...

Great score, duder. I have the Raro Video DVD of The Night Child and I like it a lot. The cover art is totally lacking compared to the VHS.

My review:

http://doomedmoviethon.com/reviews2/256cursedmedallion.htm

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