Arrow Video Presents The Bloodstained Butterfly On DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 22nd Aug. 2016

On DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 22nd Aug. 2016 

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This classic giallo blends lurid murder set pieces with courtroom drama to create a unique thriller, that’s both fascinating and visually stunning. The Arrow Video edition is presented in a beautiful 4K restoration from the original camera negative ensuring it looks better than ever before.

This rich Giallo immerses itself in a dream like pool of Time and Space. Truth and Non-Truth.” –

Italian Film Review


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 (Colt38 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!

Arrow once again dont come empty handed. Special Features are a plenty on this wonderful restoration of The Bloodstained Butterfly.

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

Mad Dog Helmut, a new interview with actor Helmut Berger 

Exclusive introduction by Helmut Berger

 New interview with actress Evelyn Stewart/Ida Galli

Interview with Lorella De Luca, actress and wife of director Duccio Tessari

Original Italian and English theatrical trailers

 Gallery of original promotional images

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthewn Griffin

Limited edition 36-page booklet illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, containing writing by James Blackford, Howard Hughes and Leonard Jacobs

On DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 22nd Aug. 2016 


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