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Blood and Black Lace [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1964]

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Release Date:07/05/2016
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Description

Director Mario Bava's second thriller revolves around a fashion salon owned by wealthy Cristina (Eva Bartok) and her greedy lover Max (Cameron Mitchell). The salon is a front for cocaine-trafficking and blackmail, so when model Isabella (Lea Kruger) is viciously strangled, leaving a detailed diary behind, many of the people connected with the salon become very nervous. Isabella's roommate Nicole (Arianna Gorini) finds the diary and soon has her throat clawed out with a piece of medieval armor. Peggy (Mary Arden), who borrowed abortion money from Isabella, is tortured and has her face pressed into a red-hot iron. The bodies continue to pile up until a conspiracy is exposed and the perpetrators start getting their just desserts. Luciano Pigozzi, Massimo Righi, and Claude Dantes are among the cast.~Robert Firsching

Features

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

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

Original theatrical trailer

Panel discussion on Mario Bava featuring Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Steve Della Casa, recorded at the 2014 Courmayeur Film Festival

Psycho Analysis-a new documentary on Blood and Black Lace and the origins of the giallo genre featuring interviews with directors Dario Argento (Suspiria) and Lamberto Bava (Demons), screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark), critics Roberto Curti and Steve Della Casa, crime novelist Carlo Lucarelli, and others

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 alternate US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante's private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release

Yellow-the much-acclaimed neo-giallo by Ryan Haysom & Jon Britt [Blu-ray exclusive]