The Black Cat (1981) Blu-Ray Blu-Ray


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From Italy's own Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci (Zombie, The Gates of Hell) comes The Black Cat - a gruesome reimagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale starring Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Mimsy Farmer (The Perfume of the Lady in Black). When a young couple goes missing in a sleepy English village, Scotland Yard Inspector Gorley (David Warbeck, The Beyond) is brought in to assist on the case. But what starts off as routine investigation turns into a murder inquiry when the couple are found dead in mysterious circumstances. Fusing a classically gothic atmosphere with the decidedly more visceral elements that are the hallmark of Fulci's films, The Black Cat is a too-often overlooked and underrated entry in the Italian master filmmaker's canon.

Brand new 2K 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 mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker and Fangoria editor Chris Alexander
From 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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