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20 January 2019

Arrow Video speaks through THE POSSESSED (review)

A writer returns to a village where he spent his vacations as youth to reconnect with a hotel maid he fell in love with only to discover that she is dead of an apparent suicide.  Rumors and whispers have him suspecting the girl was actually murdered and the attempt to unravel the deep and twisted secrets of the village may claim him as a victim in this proto-gially from Luigi Bazzoni based on a real life Italian murder case.  Peter Baldwin, Virna Lisi, Philippe Leroy, and Valentina Cortese star.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THE POSSESSED Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English HoH (for English) and English (for Italian) subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
  • "Richard Dyer on The Possessed" video appreciation
  • "Lipstick Marks" interview with make-up artist Giannetto de Rossi
  • "Youth Memories" interview with assistant director Dante Feretti
  • "The Legacy of the Bazzoni Brothers" interview with actor/director Francesco Barilli, a close friend of Luigi and Camillo Bazzoni
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich, Roberto Curti and original reviews.

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