Monday, February 9, 2015
Arrow Video To Release Mario Bava's "Blood and Black Lace in a Limited Steelbook.
Arrow Video recently send us over information about upcoming standard Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack and limited edition Blu-Ray steelbook case release of Mario Bava's "Blood and Black Lace". The limited edition steelbook will be limited to 2,000 copies. Bava's cult classic stars Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok and Thomas Reiner.
Special features on both releases include 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, Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys and 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.
"Blood and Black Lace" hits retail on 4/14.
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.