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Don’t Torture a Duckling + Suspicious Death of a Minor on Blu-Ray

Arriving this week on Special Edition Blu-ray are “Don’t Torture a Duckling” and “Suspicious Death of a Minor”.

Fans of gore-master Lucio Fulci will absolutely love this release for 1972’s “Don’t Torture a Duckling”. Although this isn’t a 2K Remastering, the HD transfer is one that should please the giallo lovers. For those who have been waiting for the Blu-ray to get a North American release, your wait is finally over.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • The Blood of Innocents, a new video discussion with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
  • Every (Wo)man Their Own Hell, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Interviews with co-writer/director Lucio Fulci, actor Florinda Bolkan, cinematographer Sergio D Offizi, assistant editor Bruno Micheli and assistant makeup artist Maurizio Trani
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw and Howard Hughes

Sergio Martino’s 1975 film, “Suspicious Death of a Minor” has been given a stunning new 2K restoration, produced exclusively by Arrow Video.  Much like this week’s other release, “Don’t Torture a Duckling”, this is a giallo title you will want to include in your collection. Packed with bonus features and an illustrated collector’s booklet, Arrow Video deliver’s another quality Limited Edition release.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • New interviews with director Sergio Martino and cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Barry Forshaw

By: Marc Ferman