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Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterfly melds 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!

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Arrow Video
Run Time:
99 mins approx.
Director:
Ducio Tessari
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Helmut Berger

Giancarlo Sbragia

Evelyn Stewart
Subtitle Languages:
English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Main Language:
Italian

English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A

B

1

2
Brand:
Arrow Video

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Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterfly melds 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!

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
99 mins approx.
Director:
Ducio Tessari
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Helmut Berger

Giancarlo Sbragia

Evelyn Stewart
Subtitle Languages:
English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Main Language:
Italian

English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A

B

1

2
Brand:
Arrow Video

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The Bloodstained Butterfly

Another great Giallo release from Arrow. 4K restoration and great encode. Colours do lean a little yellow, but it still appears natural. Arrow do their usual bang-up job of including both the Italian and English tracks, which is important for these Italian films shot without live sound. And some nice features including an interview with Helmut Berger. Arrow does Giallo better than anyone, now if only they would license the OOP Short Night of Glass Dolls.

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