Blood and Black Lace (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray


The Christian Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models... and backstabbing... and blackmail... and drug deals... and MURDER. 

Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cememnting its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made - an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese. 

Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking. 


Brand new 2k restoration of the film from the original camera negative

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

Newly translated subtitles for the Italian soundtrack

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack

Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava's biographer Tim Lucas

Psycho Analysis - a new documentary on Blood and Black Lace and the origins of the giallo genre feauturing interviews with directors Dario Argento (Suspiria) and Lamberto Bava (Demons), screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colours of the Dark), critics Roberto Curti and Steve Della Casa, and crime novelists Sandrone Dazieri and Carlo Lucarelli

An appreciation by Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

Yellow - the much-acclaimed neo-giallo by Ryan Haysom & Jon Britt

Gender and Giallo - a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo's relationship with the soial upheavals of the 1960s and 70s

Panel discussion on Mario Bava featuring Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Steve Della Casa, recorded at the 2014 Courmayeur Film Festival

The Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell - an episode of David Del Valle's television series, devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full

The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante's private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release

Original Theatrical Trailer

Reversible Sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artowrk by Graham Humphries