The Bloodstained Butterfly [Blu-ray/DVD] [1971]

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Special Features

  • A Butterfly Named Evelyn, a new interview with actress Evelyn Stewart/Ida Galli
  • Exclusive introduction by Helmut Berger
  • Gallery of original promotional images
  • Mad Dog Helmut, a new interview with actor Helmut Berger
  • Me and Duccio, an interview with Lorella De Luca, actress and wife of director Duccio Tessari
  • Murder in B-Flat Minor, a new visual essay on the film, it's cast and crew by author Troy Howarth
  • New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers


The Bloodstained Butterfly
Prolific Italian filmmaker Duccio Tessari (La Morte Risale a Ieri Sera) returned to the giallo field with this first-rate detective thriller which begins with a French co-ed (Carole Andre) repeatedly stabbed in a park during a thunderstorm. The suspicion falls on sportscaster Alessandro Marchi (Giancarlo Sbargia), who is being framed (or so it seems) by his trysting wife (Ida Galli, aka Evelyn Stewart) and lawyer (Gunther M. Stoll). Unfortunately, while Marchi is being railroaded into prison, the murders begin anew, and Marchi is released to face the dead girl's grieving lover (Helmut Berger), whose motives would later be echoed in even better Italian thrillers such as Tenebre. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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