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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: BLU-RAY/DVD
  • SKU: AV104
  • UPC: 760137043980
  • Street Date: 10/03/17
  • PreBook Date: 08/08/17
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1975
  • Region Code: 1
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Claudio Cassinelli
  • Mel Ferrer
  • Director: Sergio Martino

 

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Suspicious Death Of A Minor, The

Suspicious Death Of A Minor, The
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In the wake of the success of Dario Argento's ground-breaking giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino (The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, Torso), whose sensual 70s thrillers starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton are widely celebrated as some of the best the genre has to offer. The final of Martino's six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing 'poliziotteschi' crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk... Also starring Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark, Death Walks at Midnight), this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino's filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.

Bonus Materials

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Press Quotes

There's a curious charm to this piece, and it features dedicated performances and brisk pacing. Arrow has provided another release with generally excellent technical merits and some appealing supplements.

     —Blu-ray.com

There's a curious charm to this piece, and it features dedicated performances and brisk pacing. Arrow has provided another release with generally excellent technical merits and some appealing supplements.

     —Blu-ray.com

Perfectly presented and packaged by Arrow Video, The Suspicious Death of a Minor is Recommended.

     —DVD Talk

  

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