EDGAR ALLAN POE’S BLACK CATS: TWO ADAPTATIONS BY SERGIO MARTINO & LUCIO FULCI [LIMITED EDITION]

  • Release Date: 20th October 2015
  • Format: Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray
  • Starring: David Warbeck, Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, Luigi Pistilli, Edwige Fenech, Anita Stringbgerg
  • Directed By: Sergio Martino, Lucio Fulci
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Edgar Allan Poe’s celebrated story “The Black Cat” has provided the inspiration for numerous films over the years. But few adaptations have been as stylish as those offered up by those two titans of Italian 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 ensnared in a web of intrigue when one of his students – and mistress – is found brutally murdered. In The Black Cat, from Zombie director Lucio Fulci, Inspector Gorley (David Warbeck, The Beyond) finds himself summoned to a sleepy English village where a series of bizarre murders have taken place.

With both films here making their worldwide Blu-ray debut in stunning new 2K restorations, fans can now enjoy the double-dose of terror that is Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats – Italian-style!

Reviews

"Immensely enjoyable, beautifully filmed by Sergio Salvati and supported by a wonderful Pino Donaggio score (The Black Cat)."
- Stephen Thrower, Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci

"If giallo flicks are your thing, then this is an absolutely essential purchase! (Your Vice...)"
- Horrorview

"One of the best gialli ever made and a must-see for Euro-cult admirers. (Your Vice...)"
- Rare Cult Cinema

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

SRP: $69.95

  • Details

    • Region: A/B 1/2
    • Rating: NR
    • Cat No: AV024
    • Duration: 96/91 minutes
    • Language: Italian/English
    • Subtitles: English/English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1/2.35:1
    • Audio: Mono
    • Discs: 4
    • Color