Baba Yaga (1973) is an Italian-French erotic thriller horror movie that is 91 minutes long and was filmed in Via Dei Villini 2, Rome, Lazio, Italy and De Paolis Studios, Rome, Lazio, Italy. Baba Yaga is also known as Kiss Me, Kill Me (1973) in the USA and is an adaptation of Guido Crepax fumetto Baba Yaga (1971). Director Corrado Farina (They Have Changed Their Face (1971), L’Italia degli anni Cinquanta (1997), Dialoghi dell’acciaio (1972)) did showcase his full potential upon executing Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga was inspired by Russian folklore and is based on an adult comic book. The movie contains sexual content, nudity, loose ends, plot holes, violence and a mysterious witch.
Baba Yaga revolves around Valentina Rosselli (Isabelle De Funès) who is a fashion photographer. Valentina befriends a witchy female , Baba Yaga (Carroll Baker - The Game (1997), How the West Was Won (1962), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Giant (1956)) that has secret motives that Valentina are unaware of. Valentina met Baba Yaga after leaving her lover, Arno (George Eastman) late in the night to walk home alone. Baba Yaga told Valentina that they were meant to meet each other and somehow knows exactly where Valentina lives. Valentina is one of those oblivious chicks that do not really think about anything. Baba Yaga shows up at her apartment the next day and Valentina thinks nothing of it, no questions whatsoever. Baba Yaga gave Valentina a doll dressed in a seductive leather outfit. Valentina took pictures of the doll, and when she developed it, she saw a woman in the picture instead with the same outfit. Valentina wanted to know why that happen and went to see Baba Yaga at her home. Baba Yaga hypnotizes Valentina and if you would like to see what all what happens, watch the movie.
Baba Yaga was a one time watch for me as I was interested in the talk about the movie. I have come to realize that I am not a fan of many old movies. There is a few that I love and would see numerous times. The movie had many flaws and too many boobs everywhere. The sets were okay. I was not pleased with the actors performances and the plot holes.
About Baba Yaga (1973)
Starring: Michele Mirabella, George Eastman, Ian Danby, Angela Covello, Cesarina Amendola, Mario Paolo Giordani, Carla Mancini, Giorgio Pellizone, Lorenzo Piani, Natalie E. Spleptzow, Rodolfo Zola, Franco Battiato, Guido Crepax, Carroll Baker, Corrado Farina, Isabelle De Funès, Maurizio Micheli, Ely Galleani, Daniela Balzaretti, Mario Mattia Giorgetti, Sergio Masieri
Director: Corrado Farina