Blood Beat ★★★½

It's amazing what a decent transfer can do for your perception of a movie you've only seen in terrible quality, when I watched Blood Beat 4 years ago [closer to 5], I complained about the incessant classical music that plays over a majority of the movie, but on this watch I found it complimentary, even beneficial to the slower portions, Vinegar Syndrome did this singular, visual spectacle of a Christmas experience proud.

The Vietnamese/French director, Fabrice A. Zaphiratos brought a Samurai ghost to rural Wisconsin and turned it into a slasher villain and we're not even really questioning why, while it's strange--it's also memorable, where it's maybe slightly confusing--it's also enchanting, listening to the beating pulse of psychic energy, watching the flashes of a supernatural glow, Blood Beat is a movie you won't soon forget.

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