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Blood and Black Lace

aka 6 donne per l’assassino

  • Year:1964
  • Country of origin: Italy, France, Monaco, West Germany
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Mario Bava
  • Length: 84 min
  • IMDb rating: Blood and Black Lace (1964) on IMDb
Poster of Blood and Black Lace

Mario Bava delivered his most savage and contemporary film to date with Blood and Black Lace. It would prove to be one of his most influential pictures and literally established a blueprint for other giallo filmmakers to follow. ... Visually speaking, Blood and Black Lace remains one of Bava’s most handsome films; there is not a shot that does not seem to positively glow. Bava’s use of color and framing gives the image an almost three-dimensional quality at times.

Troy Howarth, So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films, Volume 1, 1963-1973 (Midnight Marquee Press, 2015)

Selected disc options for Blood and Black Lace

Extras
VCI box art
VCI BD-ALL/US 2018
Arrow box art
Arrow BD-ALL/US 2015
VCI box art
VCI DVD-0/US 2005
VCI box art
VCI DVD-0/US/OOP 2000
Audio Commentary by Kat Ellinger has extra
Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle and C. Courtney Joyner has extra
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas has extra has extra
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas [New] has extra
Gender and Giallo - Video Essay by Michael Mackenzie (38:26) has extra
Psycho Analysis: “Blood and Black Lace”, Mario Bava and the Giallo (55:04) has extra
“Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell” [Edited] - Hosted by David Del Valle (1988, 7:25) has extra has extra has extra
“Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell” Part 1 - Hosted by David Del Valle (1988, 27:31) has extra
“Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell” Part 2 - Hosted by David Del Valle (1988, 28:56) has extra
Discussion with Filmmakers Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava (Audio, 2014, 11:19) has extra
Interview with Actress Mary Dawne Arden (12:11) has extra has extra has extra
Interview with Filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (10:33) has extra
Alternate French Opening Title Sequence (2:12) has extra has extra
Alternate US Opening Title Sequence (1:53) has extra has extra has extra has extra
Soundtrack Music by Composer Carlo Rustichelli (4 Tracks, 7:27) has extra has extra has extra
US vs European Version Comparison (27:31) has extra has extra
Stills Gallery [VCI Blu-ray] (5:38) has extra
Stills Gallery [VCI DVD] (4:09) has extra has extra
Biography: Actor Cameron Mitchell (1:51) has extra has extra
Biography: Actor Luciano Pigozzi (0:46) has extra has extra
Biography: Actress Eva Bartok (1:59) has extra has extra
Biography: Actress Mary Dawne Arden (0:58) has extra has extra
Biography: Director Mario Bava (4:20) has extra has extra
French Theatrical Trailer (3:14) has extra has extra
German Theatrical Trailer (1:57) has extra
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:21) has extra has extra has extra has extra
US Video Trailer (1:03) has extra has extra
“Yellow” (Short, 2012, 26:00) has extra

Notes

  • Arrow’s Blu-ray includes a 40-page booklet with writing by Howard Hughes (“The Glamour House of Horror” and “Whodunnit? The Unusual Suspects”), Alan Jones (“Joe Dante Remembers the Genius of Mario Bava”, 2000) and David Del Valle (“Bava’s Avenger”). It is also available as a Steelbook without DVDs.
  • VCI’s “Special Edition - Uncut Widescreen European Version” DVD includes liner notes by Jay Fenton. It is also available in the “Mario Bava Box Set”; and “Italian Giallo Collection” box set with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) and Watch Me When I Kill (1977).

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

  • Gender and Giallo (38:26)
  • Psycho Analysis: “Blood and Black Lace”, Mario Bava and the Giallo (55:04)
  • “Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell” Part 1 (1988, 27:31)
  • “Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell” Part 2 (1988, 28:56)
  • Discussion with Filmmakers Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava (Audio, 2014, 11:19)
  • Interview with Actress Mary Dawne Arden (12:11)
  • Interview with Filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (10:33)
  • US vs European Version Comparison (27:31)
  • “Yellow” (Short, 2012, 26:00)
Presentation VCI BD 2018
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 35.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.87:1
      • Length:1:28:28.055
      • File size: 24.49 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1536 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • Spanish
Arrow BD 2015
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 35.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
      • Length:1:28:39.731
      • File size: 23.16 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1152 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1152 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
Extras Audio Commentary by Kat Ellinger VCI BD
Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle and C. Courtney Joyner VCI BD
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas VCI DVD
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas [New] Arrow BD
Gender and Giallo - Video Essay by Michael Mackenzie (38:26, 1080p) Arrow BD
Psycho Analysis: “Blood and Black Lace”, Mario Bava and the Giallo (55:04, 1080p) Arrow BD
“Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell” Part 1 - Hosted by David Del Valle (1988, 27:31, 1080i60) Arrow BD
“Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell” Part 2 - Hosted by David Del Valle (1988, 28:56, 1080i60) Arrow BD
Discussion with Filmmakers Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava (Audio, 2014, 11:19, 1080p) Arrow BD
Interview with Actress Mary Dawne Arden (12:11, 480p) VCI BD
Interview with Filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (10:33, 1080p) Arrow BD
Alternate French Opening Title Sequence (2:12, 480i) VCI DVD
Alternate US Opening Title Sequence (1:54, 1080p) Arrow BD
Soundtrack Music by Composer Carlo Rustichelli (4 Tracks, 7:27, 1080i60) VCI BD
US vs European Version Comparison (27:31, 1080p) VCI BD
Stills Gallery [VCI Blu-ray] (5:38, 1080p) VCI BD
Stills Gallery [VCI DVD] (4:09, 480i) VCI DVD
Biography: Actor Cameron Mitchell (1:51, 480i) VCI DVD
Biography: Actor Luciano Pigozzi (0:46, 480i) VCI DVD
Biography: Actress Eva Bartok (1:59, 480i) VCI DVD
Biography: Actress Mary Dawne Arden (0:58, 480i) VCI DVD
Biography: Director Mario Bava (4:20, 480i) VCI DVD
French Theatrical Trailer (3:14, 480i) VCI DVD
German Theatrical Trailer (1:57, 480i) VCI DVD
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:24, 1080p) Arrow BD
US Video Trailer (1:03, 480i) VCI DVD
“Yellow” (Short, 2012, 26:00, 1080p) Arrow BD