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A Blade in the Dark 4K UHD Blu-ray Lamberto Bava 88 Films Ultra HD

A Blade in the Dark 4K UHD Blu-ray Lamberto Bava 88 Films Ultra HD

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Two cuts (no pun intended) of one of Lamberto Bava's most terrifying epics!

Introducing 88 Films' 2-Disc UHD 4K (Region Free) + Blu-ray (Region B) release for A Blade in the Dark. Lamberto Bava may be best known for the lunatic lacerations of his Demons franchise but A Blade in the Dark is, arguably, his most terrifying offering to date!

A giallo blood-opera, which features some of the most gruelling sequences in the genre’s vast canon, A Blade in the Dark holes up a talented composer in a spacious Tuscany retreat. Unfortunately, a maniac is prowling the immediate environment and no one, including our heroic musician, is safe from this hack-happy psychopath's collection of dangerously sharp weapons.

Co-starring the legendary Michele Soavi (later the director of Stagefright and The Church) and written by the equally iconic twosome of Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti (Zombie Flesh Eaters/The Beyond), A Blade in the Dark is one of the finest gore-epics from the halcyon days of Italian horror madness now restored in 4K UHD from the original camera negatives in both the Director’s and Extended Cuts, via Seamless Branching.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This set contains 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Region Free) and Blu-ray (Region B) Discs. An all-region Blu-ray player is required to read Region B Discs. Standard U.S. Blu-ray players will NOT read Region B Discs. Looking for all-region players? We've got you covered

Limited Edition Features:

  • Limited Edition Slipcase with artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • A3 fold-out poster with artwork by Graham Humphreys and Original Italian Poster Artwork
  • Booklet notes with new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw, Daniel Burnett and Pier Maria Bocchi
Disc 1: 4K Ultra HD (Region Free): 
  • 4K Remaster from the Original 16mm Negatives presented in Ultra High Definition (2160p) in 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Presented in Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR10 Compatible)
  • Includes Directors Approved Cut (97 Mins)
  • Also Includes Extended TV Cut (109 Mins)
  • 2.0 English Mono
  • 2.0 Italian Mono (with English Subtitles)
  • Audio Commentary with Eugenio Ercolani and Troy Howarth (Director’s Version)
  • English Trailer
  • Italian Trailer
Disc 2: Blu-ray (Region B): 
  • 4K Remaster from the Original 16mm Negatives presented in High Definition (1080p) in 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Includes Directors Approved Cut (97 Mins)
  • Also Includes Extended TV Cut (109 Mins)
  • 2.0 English Mono
  • 2.0 Italian Mono (with English Subtitles)
  • Audio Commentary with Eugenio Ercolani and Troy Howarth (Director’s Version)
  • Bava’s Blade - An Interview with Director Lamberto Bava
  • Lighting the Blade - An Interview with Cinematographer Gianlorenzo Battaglia
  • Exploitation Mogul - An Interview with Producer Mino Loyo [Archive]
  • Q&A with Lamberto Bava [Archive]
  • Interview with Cinematographer Gianlorenzo Battaglia
  • Exploitation Mogul - An Interview with Producer Mino Loyo
  • Italian Opening and Closing Credits
  • English Trailer
  • Italian Trailer
Technical Specs:
  • Region Code: ABC/B
  • Audio: LPCM Mono
  • Picture: 2160p UHD/1080p HD 1.66:1
  • Language: English/Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Runtime: 97/109
  • 2 Discs
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