All the Colors of the Dark (1972) (Blu-ray Review)

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All the Colors of the Dark (1972) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Sergio Martino
Starring: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov
Rated: UR/Region A/2:39/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Severin Films

The luscious Edwige Fenech (STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER) gives the performance of her career as a woman tormented by visions of Satanic violence, hallucinatory horror, and psychosexual insanity. George Hilton (THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH), Ivan Rassimov (EATEN ALIVE) and Susan Scott (EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS) co-star in this EuroShock masterpiece from director Sergio Martino (TORSO) and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS) – with “possibly one of the best horror scores of all time” (Scream Magazine) by Bruno Nicolai – now featuring a new 4k scan from the original negative and throbbing with exclusive Special Features!

If you are looking for a simple way to describe All the Colors of the Dark you could sum it up by saying a woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers. But the thing is, this movie is a whole heck of a lot more complex than that with lots of twists and turns along the way. And while we watch it we often are a bit confused by what is going on in the very same way that our leading lady is. But things get trippy and stuff gets weird and we have probably the most trippy Giallo of the bunch if nothing else. I can’t say that I was always full in sync with what was going down on the screen, but I think that might be a common thing with some and I’m sure that it at least makes the movie pack some form of re-watch value to it as well.

The movie comes to us by way of Severin Films and packs two different cuts. You get the original uncut and then you also get the American “They’re Coming To Get You”88-minute cut. If one is a little too much for you or not your style you might actually find it a bit better in the other. You also get a CD soundtrack along with the other bonus content, because you know one of the best things about a Giallo is the music and Severin apparently knows that too. Add in a nice commentary and some interviews and we have a great release for a very trippy and out of left field film. It is visually striking, but can also be a bit of a mind-bender. This could make it a bit of a key-lime pie of a movie.

Extras

– They’re Coming To Get You: Alternate US Cut (88 mins.)
– Color My Nightmare: Interview with Director Sergio Martino
– Last Of The Mohicans: Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
– Giallo is the Color: Interviews with Actor George Hilton & Italian Horror Expert Antonio Tentori
– Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author of All The Colors of Sergio Martino
– Trailers
– BONUS Disc: CD Soundtrack

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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