The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) is Spanish director Vicente Aranda's entry into the popular 'Lesbian Vampire' cycle of films popular in Europe at the time. It played to moderate success overseas, and was badly cut and retitled Till Death Do Us Part for the American exploitation circuit. Anchor Bay has recently released a remastered, widescreen, and uncut edition on video and DVD, showcasing a unique and disturbing meditation on sex and marriage.
The film begins as a study of a young brides fear of sexuality. Maribel Martin plays a naive and virginal girl, recently married to an older man (Simone Andreu), whose sexual desires frighten her. She even dreams of being raped, in a chilling early fantasy sequence.(read more...)