Blu-ray News and Reviews | High Def Digest
Film & TV All News Blu-Ray Reviews Release Dates News Pre-orders 4K Ultra HD Reviews Release Dates News Pre-orders Gear Reviews News Home Theater 101 Best Gear Film & TV

Blu-Ray Releases Details

Giallo Essentials V2 Yellow Edition (Standard Special Edition)

Giallo Essentials (Yellow Edition) front cover
List Price $59.99
Go to Store!
In Stock
Note to viewer This disc has not yet been reviewed. The following information has been provided by the distributor
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Starring: Peter Baldwin, Virna Lisi, Franco Nero
Director: Luigi Bazzoni, Franco Rossellini, Flavio Mogherini
Plot Sypnosis:

Arrow Video continues its exploration of Italian cult cinema with this volume of Giallo Essentials, bringing together three more suspense-filled exemplars of the genre (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?, Torso and Strip Nude for Your Killer) !


  • 2K restorations from the original camera negatives of What Have They Done to Your Daughters?, Torso and Strip Nude for Your Killer


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of each film


  • Two versions of Torso, the original 94-minute Italian cut and 90-minute English cut


  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks*


  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks


  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks


  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais and Graham Humphreys


  • Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films


  • Video essay by Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine


  • Eternal Melody, an interview with composer Stelvio Cipriani


  • Dallamano’s Touch, an interview with editor Antonio Siciliano


  • Unused hardcore footage shot for the film by Massimo Dallamano


  • Alternate English opening titles


  • Italian theatrical trailer


  • Image gallery


  • Audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author of All the Colours of Sergio Martino


  • Video interview with co-writer/director Sergio Martino


  • Video interview with actor Luc Merenda


  • Video interview with co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi


  • Video interview with filmmaker Federica Martino, daughter of Sergio Martino


  • 2017 Abertoir International Horror Festival Q&A with Sergio Martino


  • Video interview with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film


  • Option to view the film with the rare alternate US opening title sequence


  • Italian and English theatrical trailers


  • Audio commentary by’s Adrian J. Smith and David Flint


  • Sex and Death with a Smile, a video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger on giallo and sex comedy icon Edwige Fenech


  • A Good Man for the Murders, an archival video interview with actor Nino Castelnuevo


  • The Blonde Salamander, a video interview with actor Erna Schurer


  • The Art of Helping, a video interview with assistant director Daniele Sangiorgi
    • Jack of All Trades, a video interview with actor and production manager Tino Polenghi

    • Two versions of the opening scene: tinted and untinted viewing options

    • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers

    • Image gallery

    *The English audio track on the original, longer cut of Torso has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1978
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: 3 x Blu-ray Discs
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1