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Arabella: Black Angel

aka Arabella l’angelo nero; Angela, the Black Angel; Black Angel

  • Year:1989
  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
  • Director: Stelvio Massi
  • Length: 89 min
  • IMDb rating: Arabella: Black Angel (1989) on IMDb
Poster of Arabella: Black Angel

An erotic thriller where vice is not a sin.

The film continues the genre’s downward spiral into vanilla softcore porno. There is plenty of sex on display, but little of it is genuinely sexy. … None of the attempts at generating suspense prove to be successful really, and the film seems more concerned with luridly detailing “shocking” sexual acts than focusing on the mystery elements.

Troy Howarth, So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films, Volume 2, 1974-2013 (Midnight Marquee Press, 2015)

Selected disc options for Arabella: Black Angel

Extras
Vinegar Syndrome box art
Vinegar Syndrome BD-ALL/US 2022
Audio Essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (18:24) has extra
Alternate English Opening Title Sequence and End Credits as “Black Angel” (3:44) has extra

Notes

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Presentation Vinegar Syndrome BD 2022
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 32.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
      • Length:1:29:08.468
      • File size: 21.26 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: Italian DTS-HD MA 1.0
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1056 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 448 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • English SDH
Extras Audio Essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (18:24) Vinegar Syndrome BD
Alternate English Opening Title Sequence and End Credits as “Black Angel” (3:44, 1080p) Vinegar Syndrome BD