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The Bloodstained Butterfly Dual Format
Mystery / Thriller / Giallo




The Bloodstained Butterfly

Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterflymelds the lurid giallo traditions popularised 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!

Production Year: 1971
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 12A
Running Time: 99
Number of Discs: 2
Language: Italian / English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Audio: Mono 1.0
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Ducio Tessari
Cast Helmut Berger
Cast Giancarlo Sbragia
Cast Ida Galli
  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
  • 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 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

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