Thursday, February 12, 2015

Restored Bava On The Big Screen At The Alamo, Yonkers NY March 5th!

This exclusive theatrical screening of Mario Bava's BLOOD & BLACK LACE (1964), the prototype giallo, promises to be a colorful and powerful experience.  The source master is Arrow Video's new 2K HD scan of the original camera negative to be projected digitally (I assume) in its original Italian language version (apologies to the Paul Frees fans who love the English dub!).  I did see a pretty ratty 16mm print years ago at the Film Forum, NYC but that's much better  to be forgotten.  The Arrow blu-ray is available for pre-orders already!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

More Blu Rays from the U.K.!

These two upcoming blu-ray releases will be of special interest to VC readers.  FLYING DEUCES (1940) has long languished in public domain limbo and the definitive restored edition remains Kino's DVD from several years back.  It will be interesting to see Network's HD restoration.  DEADLIER THAN THE MALE was previously issued on DVD by Network and should look nice in HD!