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The Suspicious Death of a Minor

Street Date:
October 3rd, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1975
Studio:
Arrow
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Starring:

Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Barbara Magnolfi

Director:

Sergio Martino

Plot Synopsis:

In the wake of the success of Dario Argento's ground-breaking giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino (The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso), whose sensual 70s thrillers starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton are widely celebrated as some of the best the genre has to offer.

The final of Martino's six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing 'poliziotteschi' crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk…

Also starring Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colours of the Dark, Death Walks at Midnight), this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino's filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.

Technical Specs

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by Barry Forshaw

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • TBA

Audio Formats

  • Original Lossless Mono Italian and English soundtracks

Subtitles/Captions

  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack

Supplements

  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • New interviews with director Sergio Martino and cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon