Blue Underground is on a roll with its blu-ray releases Italian horror releases: they  have issued top-notch  versions of City Of The Living Dead and The New York Ripper in the past and have announced promising-looking editions of Inferno and Deep Red.  Continuing on the Argento tip, their latest announcement is a new edition of his The Cat O’Nine Tails.  It will be released at the end of May and will include a brand-new high definition transfer.  Read on for all the digital-Giallo details…

From Dario Argento,

the Master of Suspense Who Gave You THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE –

The Picture That Out-Psychoed PSYCHO!

When a simple robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker (Academy Award® winner Karl Malden of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) and a tenacious reporter (James Franciscus of BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES) begin their own investigation of the crimes. With nine different clues to follow, they uncover a shocking web of twisted genetics and dark sexual secrets that will finally lead them to a shattering climax of violence and suspense.

Originally released in 1971, THE CAT O’NINE TAILS secured the international reputation of director Dario Argento as ‘The Italian Hitchcock.’ This is the definitive version of Argento’s masterful second film, presented completely uncut and uncensored in a brand-new High Definition transfer from its original camera negative!

Features:

·New HD Transfer 2.35:1

2.0 DTS-HD; DTS-HD Mono; Dolby Surround 2.0

·       Theatrical TrailersTales Of The Cat – Interviews with Writer/Director Dario Argento, Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti, and Composer Ennio Morricone

·       TV Spots

·       Radio Spots

·       Radio Interviews with Stars James Franciscus and Karl Malden

Street Date: May 31, 2011

Retail: $29.98