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Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats Limited Edition Dual Format
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Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats

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!

Production Year: 1972
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 18
Running Time: 96 / 91 Mins
Number of Discs: 4
Language: Italian / English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Audio: Mono 1.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 / 2.35:1
Colour: Colour

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Limited Edition boxed-set (3000 copies) containing Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and The Black Cat
  • Brand new 2K restorations of the films from the original camera negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Limited Edition 80-page booklet containing new articles on the films, Lucio Fulci s last ever interview and a reprint of Poe s original story

YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY:

  • Through the Keyhole a brand new interview with director Sergio Martino
  • Unveiling the Vice making-of retrospective featuring interviews with Martino, star Edwige Fenech and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Dolls of Flesh and Blood: The Gialli of Sergio Martino a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the director s unique contributions to the giallo genre
  • The Strange Vices of Ms. Fenech film historian Justin Harries on the Your Vice actress prolific career
  • Eli Roth on Your Vice and the genius of Martino
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

THE BLACK CAT:

  • Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker and Fangoria editor Chris Alexander
  • Poe into Fulci: The Spirit of Perverseness film historian Stephen Thrower on Fulci s Poe-tinged classic
  • In the Paw-Prints of the Black Cat a look at the original Black Cat locations
  • Frightened Dagmar a brand new career interview with actress Dagmar Lassander
  • At Home with David Warbeck an archive interview with The Black Cat star
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

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