Blood and Black Lace - Limited Edition Blu-ray


Out on:Blu-Ray 18th Sept. 2023

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 cementing 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 form, this new 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 4K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
- Optional English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- Audio commentary by Mario Bava’s biographer Tim Lucas
- Psycho Analysis – a documentary on Blood and Black Lace and the origins of the giallo genre featuring 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 Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears
- Gender and Giallo – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo’s relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s
- Blood and Bava – a 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
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image galleries
- Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady
- Limited edition 60-page perfect bound book featuring writing on the film by Howard Hughes, Alan Jones and David Del Valle, plus new writing by Rachael Nisbet and Kat Ellinger
- Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady
- Six double-sided collector’s postcards

Barcode: 5027035025957
Cat number: FCD2435
Format: Blu-Ray
UK Release date: 18/09/2023
RRP: £29.99
Genre: Horror/ Thriller
Region coding: A
Runtime: 89 MINS
Discs: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Colour: Colour
Director: Mario Bava
Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner
Language: Italian/ English
Subtitles: English/ English SDH
Rating: 18



Arrow Video
Release date
18th September, 2023


Mario Bava