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The Bloodstained Butterfly

Street Date:
August 23rd, 2016
Movie Release Year:
1971
Studio:
Arrow Video
Length:
99 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Starring:

Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Ida Galli

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Plot Synopsis:

Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterfly melds the lurid giallo traditions popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava with courtroom drama, resulting in a film that is as concerned with forensic detail and legal process as it is with grisly murders and audacious set-pieces.

When a young female student is savagely killed in a park during a thunderstorm, the culprit seems obvious: her lover, TV sports personality Alessandro Marchi (Giancarlo Sbragia, Death Rage), seen fleeing the scene of the crime by numerous eyewitnesses. The evidence against him is damning... but is it all too convenient? And when the killer strikes again while Marchi is in custody, it quickly becomes apparent that there s more to the case than meets the eye...

Starring 70s heartthrob Helmut Berger (Dorian Gray, The Godfather: Part III) alongside genre mainstays Evelyn Stewart (The Psychic, The Case of the Scorpion s Tail) and Carole André (Colt 38 Special Squad), and featuring a score by Gianni Ferrio (Death Walks at Midnight), The Bloodstained Butterfly is presented uncut and in a sumptuous new 4K restoration that allows this unique and haunting thriller to shine like never before!

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray/DVD

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.35:1

Audio Formats

  • Italian DTS-HD MA Mono 1.0
  • English DTS-HD MA Mono 1.0

Subtitles/Captions

  • English, English SDH

Supplements

  • New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Murder in B-Flat Minor, a new visual essay on the film, its cast and crew by author Troy Howarth
  • New career retrospective on director Duccio Tessari
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Gallery of original promotional images
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • Limited edition 36-page booklet illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, containing writing by James Blackford, Howard Hughes and Leonard Jacobs