Posted Mon Aug 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Directors Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci will terrorize viewers on Blu-ray in October. You can pre-order the films here.
In an early announcement to retailers, Arrow is preparing 'Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats: Two Adaptations by Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci' for Blu-ray on October 13.
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 Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Brand new interview with director Sergio Martino; Dolls of Flesh and Blood: The Gialli of Sergio Martino a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring Sergio Martino's unique contributions to the giallo genre; Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror - The Films of Lucio Fulci, on The Black Cat; Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin; Limited Edition 80-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the films, Poe s original story and more, illustrated with archive stills and posters; and Much more to be announced!
Suggested list price for the 4-Disc Blu-ray is $69.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats: Two Adaptations by Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 13.
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