The story involves a rock drummer who accidentally kills a man and is drawn into a web of murder by a masked assassin who appears to have a vendetta against him.The first ever Blu-ray release of this cult giallo from Italy's Master of the Macabre, Dario Argento.
Director Francesco Barilli s hallucinatory giallo horror-thriller stars Mimsy Farmer who portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions; a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror appears to her and strangers follow her everywhere she goes. Barilli s psychological investigation into the workings of the mind becomes apparent when it is revealed that as a child, Sylvia committed a horrible crime. The slow progression from successful scientist to a woman on the verge of insanity shows an in-depth look at the intricacies of the haunted mind. This is a remarkable film, weaving reality, fantasy and memory into an almost seamless fabric.
Barbet Schroeder's (Single White Female, The Valley) dark tale, based on a true story, follows the naive Stefan (Klaus Grunberg) in his pursuit of offbeat American Estelle (Mimsy Farmer) to the island paradise of Ibiza. He leads a seemingly idyllic life with her by the sea - where the scenic beauties and delights of LSD and nude sunbathing are fully revealed by Nestor Almendros' stunning photography - before succumbing to the destructive trappings of heroin addiction.The film is famous for its subdued, moody Pink Floyd soundtrack, featuring some of the band's most spontaneous and eclectic work - including Green is the Colour, Cymbaline and The Nile Song.Extra Features: Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD of the film and the extras. Original trailer Trailers for The Valley and Matresse Interview with Barbet Schroeder Fully illustrated booklet
Lewis Collins (Who Dares Wins / The Professional) is back in another Macaroni Combat classic from Italian B-movie legend Antonio Margheriti (Cannibal Apocalypse/ Commando Leopard), where a team of seasoned mercenaries attempt to cut off the western supply of Heroin by destroying Opium factories in the infamous Golden Triangle. Now, deep in the Thai jungle, Collins and his deadly band of hired guns hook up with a troop of rebel fighters and steal a helicopter so they can launch a deadly attack on the labs producing the drugs they seek to keep off the streets. Code Name: Wild Geese is a Euro-action classic with a cast including Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine and Klaus Kinski. It’s another low-budget high-action spectacular saved from 80s video shop hell by ArrowDrome. Special Features: Trailers Collector's Booklet by James Blackford
From Italy's own Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci (Zombie, The Gates of Hell) comes The Black Cat a gruesome reimagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale starring Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Mimsy Farmer (The Perfume of the Lady in Black). When a young couple goes missing in a sleepy English village, Scotland Yard Inspector Gorley (David Warbeck, The Beyond) is brought in to assist on the case. But what starts off as routine investigation turns into a murder inquiry when the couple are found dead in mysterious circumstances. Fusing a classically gothic atmosphere with the decidedly more visceral elements that are the hallmark of Fulci's films, The Black Cat is a too-often overlooked and underrated entry in the Italian master filmmaker's canon. Special Edition Content: Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD mono audio Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker and Fangoria editor Chris Alexander From Poe into Fulci: The Spirit of Perverseness film historian Stephen Thrower on Fulci's Poe-tinged classic In the Paw-Prints of The Black Cat a look at the original Black Cat locations Frightened Dagmar a brand new career interview with actress Dagmar Lassander At Home with David Warbeck an archive interview with the Black Cat star Original Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
The Death Of Mario Ricci (La mort de Mario Ricci)
Barbet Schroeder made this directing debut in 1969 with this story set in the youth culture of the Sixties. Stefan a young german student hitchhikes to Paris to begin the search for himself with the usual assistance offered by sex drugs and rock'n'roll. At a wild Left Bank party he falls in love with Estelle an off-beat American girl who gives him his first joint. When the pair meet up again in Ibiza it becomes apparent that Estelle is getting deeper and deeper into the drug scen
Edgar Allan Poe's celebrated story The Black Cat has provided the inspiration for numerous films over the years. But few adaptations are as stylish as those offered up by the twin Italian titans of terror, Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci. In Martino's classic giallo Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, teacher Oliviero (Luigi Pistilli, A Bay of Blood) finds himself under suspicion for murder when one of his students and mistress is found brutally murdered. As more bodies start to pile up, the arrival of Oliviero's attractive niece (Edwige Fenech, Five Dolls for an August Moon, All the Colours of the Dark) brings with it complications of its own. In The Black Cat, from that other Godfather of Gore, Lucio Fulci (Zombie), Scotland Yard Inspector Gorley (David Warbeck, The Beyond) find himself summoned to a sleepy English village to investigate the recent murder of a young couple. With no obvious signs of entry at the murder scene, Gorley is forced to start considering the possibility that his suspect may not be human Finally together on Blu-ray and in stunning new 2K restorations from the original camera negatives, fans can enjoy the double-dose of terror that is Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats Italian-style!
The story involves a rock drummer who accidentally kills a man and is drawn into a web of murder by a masked assassin who appears to have a vendetta against him.
Inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe tale this black cat is a malevolent moggy that stalks through a sleepy English town appearing to fulfil the murderous wishes of its owner the sinister psychic medium Professor Miles (Patrick Magee). What Professor Miles has not reckoned on is his cat turning him into the next mouse to slowly kill! High on gothic atmospheric thanks to the moody cinematography of Sergio Salvati this unusual Fulci tale of claustrophobic terror is a little seen gem that compares to the best output of the Hammer and Amicus studios.
A group of teenagers go camping for the weekend and fall victim to a serial killer known only as 'The Shaman'.
A professional killer makes a mistake which could cost him his life - he steals his victim's brief case which contains hot documents and blackmail details. Seeking shelter in a brothel he encounters the enchanting Vittoria...
Gore guru Lucio Fulci the director behind such films as the entrail ridden 'Zombie Flesh Eaters' and the seriously nasty 'New York Ripper' gets to grips with gothic horror writer Edgar Allan Poe in this gruesome adaptation of his classic story. A detective arrives to investigate a series of grisly murders and finds a few tell-tale paw prints here and there. Patrick Magee stars in one of his last roles as the moggy mastermind.
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