Blood And Black Lace – Review/Unboxing – (Arrow Video USA)




The Cristiana Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models… and backstabbing… and blackmail… and drug deals… and now MURDER.

Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made – an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese.

Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking.

Bonus Materials:

New 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Optional Italian and English soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio

Newly translated subtitles for the Italian audio

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English audio

Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava’s biographer Tim Lucas

Gender and Giallo – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo’s relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s

An appreciation by Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

Yellow – a neo-giallo by Ryan Hansom & Jon Britt

The Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell – an episode of David Del Valle’s television series, devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full

The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante’s private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio

Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes, author of Cinema Italiano, and an interview with Joe Dante, illustrated with archive stills and posters.

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1 Comment

  1. Naked Eye Studio
    August 31, 2016
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    I liked this movie! Pretty cinematography and not a bad plot 🙂 As far as the artwork, while I almost always choose the original I think I like the new one better! Same style but I like the layout more.

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