Monday, July 9, 2018

VCI Entertainment Plans Blu-ray 2K Restoration Of Director Mario Bava's Blood And Black Lace For Oct. 23

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
VCI Entertainment has announced that a new 2K restoration of director Mario Bava's 1964 (1965 domestic theatrical release) giallo-come-slasher thriller, Blood and Black Lace, will be available on Oct. 23 (just in time for the Halloween viewing season) as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.

A double-jolt of killers makes this horror delight stand up even today — a half-century and then some — as Max (Cameron Mitchell) and Countess Christina (Eva Bartok) take turns killing super models to cover up their involvement in an early crime!!

Yes, yes, that’s a spoiler, but genre fans already know the outcome of the film as Max goes a “bridge-too-far” in trying to cleverly do away with Christina, only for her — in her dying moments — to realize what a sick bastard he is and then the magic moment, BANG!   Love it!   Love it!   Love it!

Bonus features include two new commentary options … one featuring Diabolique Magazine’s Kat Elligner and the second teaming film historian David Del Valle with author and actor/filmmaker C Courtney Joyner.
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Other bonus features include a video session with actress Mary Dawne Arden (as Peggy in Blood and Black Lace), an archival video session with the aforemention Del Valle and the film’s star, Cameron Mitchell and viewing options that include the original Italian-language presentation or the 1965 English-dubbed theatrical release.   Lastly, there are a video comparison between the domestic theatrical presentation and original “Euro Cut” and bonus music tracks by composer Carlo Rustichelli.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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