Giallo Classic 'The Bloodstained Beauty' To Hit Blu-Ray Next Month


If Arrow Video is good at anything it's finding some of the most obscure titles, dusting them off, giving them a brand new spit shine and brand new life for a whole new generation. The latest in their long line of reclamation projects is the 1971 giallo/court room thriller, The Bloodstained Butterfly. Directed by Duccio Terrasi (Death Occurred Last Night) and starring Alessandro Marchi, The Bloodstained Beauty will be released in 4K on Blu-Ray on August the 23rd. Check out our lazy cut and paste job, straight from the press release we received from our good friends at MVD Entertainment.

"Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterfly melds the lurid giallo traditions popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava with courtroom drama, resulting in a film that is as concerned with forensic detail and legal process as it is with grisly murders and audacious set-pieces. 

When a young female student is savagely killed in a park during a thunderstorm, the culprit seems obvious: her lover, TV sports personality Alessandro Marchi (Giancarlo Sbragia, Death Rage), seen fleeing the scene of the crime by numerous eyewitnesses. The evidence against him is damning... but is it all too convenient? And when the killer strikes again while Marchi is in custody, it quickly becomes apparent that there's more to the case than meets the eye... 

Starring 70s heartthrob Helmut Berger (Dorian Gray, The Godfather: Part III) alongside genre mainstays Evelyn Stewart (The Psychic, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail) and Carole André (Colt 38 Special Squad), and featuring a score by Gianni Ferrio (Death Walks at Midnight), The Bloodstained Butterfly is presented uncut and in a sumptuous new 4K restoration that allows this unique and haunting thriller to shine like never before!"

BONUS MATERIALS

- Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
- Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
- Murder in B-Flat Minor, a new visual essay on the film, its cast and crew by author Troy Howarth.
- Mad Dog Helmut, a new interview with actor Helmut Berger 
- Exclusive introduction by Helmut Berger
- New interview with actress Evelyn Stewart/Ida Galli
- Interview with Lorella De Luca, actress and wife of director Duccio Tessari
- Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
- Gallery of original promotional images
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
- Limited edition 36-page booklet (first pressing only) illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, containing writing by James Blackford, Howard Hughes and Leonard Jacobs 

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