Arrow Films Brings Mario Bava's Classic 'Blood and Black Lace' to Blu-Ray


A couple of weeks ago we brought you the awesome news that Arrow Films was bringing some of your favorite exploitation classics stateside, in DVD and Blu-Ray form, later this year. The headliner of that first wave was Michael Armstrong's Mark of the Devil. This go around the jewel on the Arrow releases is the 1964 classic by Mario Bava, Blood and Black Lace. One of Bava's most visually stunning films, the classic giallo is one of Bava's best.

From the Press Release: "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 film making."

Blood and Black Lace will hit the streets on April 14. It will be available in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats. Arrow is also producing a limited number of steel book editions of the Blu-Ray release. You can pre-order the traditional Blu-Ray or DVD HERE or the steel book release HERE.

Also Available in April via Arrow films are the Japanese classic Massacre Gun and Walerian Borowczyk's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne. The later stars Suspirias Udo Kier as the brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll.

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