BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY aka Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate (Italy, 1971 – Directed by Duccio Tessari)
Starring Helmut Berger, Evelyn Stewart, Giancarlo Sbragia, Silvano Tranquilli
+++ Italian Genre Cinema Collection No. 23 +++
Limited 1000 2-Disc-Set (Blu-ray + Bonus-DVD)
NOTE FROM LABEL (NOT FROM DIABOLIKDVD)
Compared to the Arrow Blu-ray, there is an improved color correction and a new featurette by Film historian Fabio Melelli.
Running time: approx. 99 mins (BD)-Uncut Original version
Audio: German, Italian (BD: LPCM 2.0 Mono)
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 / 16:9 (BD: 1080p / 23,976 fps)
Subtitles: English, German (optional)
Blu-Ray Region B
Discs: 2 (BD + Bonus-DVD)
Featurette* „Mad Dog Helmut“ with actor Helmut Berger
Featurette** „A Butterfly named Evelyn“ with actress Evelyn Stewart (Ida Galli)
Featurette** “Me and Duccio” with actress Lorella De Luca
Featurette** “Red Carnation” with Filmhistorian Fabio Melelli about Duccio Tessari’s works
Booklet (German/English) by Pelle Felsch
* English with optional German subtitles; ** Italian with optional English subtitles
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.
Synopsis: 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).