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    Arrow Releasing Cat O' Nine Tails

    I have not seen this officially announced yet, but here we go...

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    Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as “nine times more suspenseful” than its predecessor, was The Cat O’ Nine Tails.

    When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute’s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco’s young niece, may also be in the killer’s sights…

    This second entry in the so-called “Animal Trilogy” found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O’ Nine Tails remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
    • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
    • 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 by critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
    • New interviews with co-writer/director Dario Argento, co-writer Dardano Sacchetti, actress Cinzia De Carolis and production manager Angelo Iacono
    • Script pages for the lost original ending, translated into English for the first time
    • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
    • Double-sided fold-out poster
    • 4 lobby card reproductions
    • Limited edition booklet illustrated by Matt Griffin, featuring an essay on the film by Dario Argento, and new writing by Barry Forshaw, Troy Howarth and Howard Hughes”
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    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
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    OK, it was officially announced a few minutes ago.

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    I am definitely in for this, but is there ANY chance of FOUR FLIES?

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    Shameless has Four Flies in the UK, unless of course a different master brings different licensing agreements.

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    Hmm, will I buy this? It's definitely weaker than Argento's other early gialli, but I still think it's an enteetaining enough film. Already have an older bluray edition.
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    I believe the earlier Blu-rays of this is the worst looking of all the early Argento Blu-rays. So, even though this is probably the worst film of Argento's golden age, I'll definitely double dip.

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    Yeah, the old Arrow is a really waxy looking affair.
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    This is just a UK release, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse 77 View Post
    This is just a UK release, right?
    No, US and UK. It is the only new Arrow US release for the months of December and January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick King View Post
    No, US and UK. It is the only new Arrow US release for the months of December and January.
    Awesome. Looks like a good pick up.
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