Legacy of Blood

Man, what a difference a nice HD transfer can make! This is probably still my least favorite of the existing Milligan films, but seeing it restored in Severin's Dungeon of Andy Milligan set is like watching a different movie. And it kind of is, since the nth-generation tape rips that have been floating around--the only way to see the movie at all--run six minutes longer than the previously unreleased "theatrical cut." I like this considerably more now that I can actually see it, especially Milligan's typical lavish costuming. It also helps that byNWR released the unfinished House of Seven Belles back in 2019, and many of that film's cast are also in this one. It's exciting to see the pieces of Milligan's story fall into place that way, and to be able to draw a clearer throughline along his works.