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Mill of the Stone Women (Limited Edition)

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Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Starring: Pierre Brice, Scilla Gabel, Wolfgang Preiss
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Plot Synopsis:

Before Black Sabbath, before I Vampiri, director Giorgio Ferroni (The Lion of Thebes, Blood for a Silver Dollar) introduced audiences to period horror Italian-style with his chilling 1960 shocker Mill of the Stone Women – a classic tale of terror redolent with the atmosphere of vintage Hammer Horror.

Young art student Hans von Arnam (Pierre Brice, Night of the Damned) arrives by barge at an old mill to write a monograph about its celebrated sculptures of women in the throes of death and torture, maintained and curated by the mill’s owner, the hermetic Professor Wahl (Herbert Böhme, Secret of the Red Orchid). But when Hans encounters the professor’s beautiful and mysterious daughter Elfi (Scilla Gabel, Modesty Blaise), his own fate becomes inexorably bound up with hers, and with the shocking secret that lies at the heart of the so-called Mill of the Stone Women.

The first Italian horror film to be shot in color, Mill of the Stone Women prefigured a raft of other spaghetti nightmares, including the work of maestros Mario Bava and Dario Argento. Arrow Video is proud to present this brand-new restoration of one of the foundational titles of Italian horror.


     New 2K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films

     1080p Blu-ray™ presentations of four different versions of the film: the original 96-minute Italian and English export versions, the 90-minute French version, containing exclusive footage, and the 95-minute US version, containing alternate dubbing, re-ordered scenes and added visual effects

     Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais

     Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Roberto Curti, an in-depth comparison of the different versions by Brad Stevens, and a selection of contemporary reviews

     Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais

     Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards


     Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks

     Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack

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

     New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark

     Mill of the Stone Women & The Gothic Body, a new visual essay on the trope of the wax/statue woman in Gothic horror by author and critic Kat Ellinger

     Turned to Stone, a newly edited featurette containing archival interviews with actress Liana Orfei and film historian Fabio Melelli

     A Little Chat with Dr. Mabuse, an archival interview with actor Wolfgang Preiss

     Rare opening titles from the UK release, re-titled “Drops of Blood”

     German opening titles

     US and German theatrical trailers

     Image galleries


     Restored original lossless mono French soundtrack for the French version

     Restored original lossless mono English soundtrack for the US version

     Newly translated English subtitles for the French soundtrack

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

  • Release Details
    Release Date: December 14th, 2021
    Movie Release Year: 1960
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:96 Minutes
    Specs:2 x Blu-ray Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    French: LPCM Mono
    Italian: LPCM Mono
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