Wednesday, 26 October 2011

VIP089 - A Blade in the Dark (Lamberto Bava, 1983)

Dir: Lamberto Bava
Starring: Andrea Occhipinti, Lara Naszinski, Michele Soavi, Anni Papa, Fabiola Toledo and Giovanni Frezza.

There are two version's of this film, the 90+min theatrical version and the extended 104 min (109NTSC) cut, which features extra dialogue and footage of characters acting suspiciously. Vipco's DVD contains the full length cut in - hold on to your hats - 16X9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN!! Yes, you read that right -the transfer is 16x9 enhanced and looks lovely. (DVD Delirium Vol 1 claims it's non-anamorphic - It is not!). There are no extras, but having such a superb looking disc more than makes up for it. (the US editions do feature a interview with Lamberto Bava with what looks like the same excellent transfer) It's a shame they never gave all the other films in their catalogue the same treatment. Oh well.

It was later re-issued on a double bill disc with SPOOKIES.


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