Blu-ray Review: ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK

ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK (aka Tutti i colori del buio, aka They’re Coming to Get You) was directed by Sergio Martino from a screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi and stars Edwige Fenech, George HiltonIvan Rassimov, George Rigaud, Julián Ugarte and Susan Scott. The score is by Bruno Nicolai.

The luscious Edwige Fenech gives the performance of her career as a woman tormented by visions of Satanic violence, hallucinatory horror and psychosexual insanity. George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov and Susan Scott co-star in this EuroShock masterpiece from director Sergio Martino and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.

This 1972 giallo thriller follows Jane Harrison (Edwige Fenech), a troubled young woman who’s left mentally scarred after she suffers a miscarriage in a car accident. Her boyfriend Richard (George Hilton) is worried about her as terrifying nightmares continue to haunt her but he doesn’t really know the extent of it or what to do about it because he doesn’t realize how deep her situation actually goes. Neither does she at first. There’s also Dr. Burton (George Rigaud) who comes into the picture but Richard isn’t crazy about Jane seeing the psychiatrist.

Weird things are happening all around Jane plus she keeps seeing this blue-eyed mystery man (Ivan Rassimov) that has a strange connection to her past and for some strange reason he wants to kill her. The question is why? Jane ends up meeting her neighbor Mary (Marina Malfatti) who takes her to a black magic cult that’s led by J.P. McBrian (Julián Ugarte) and after this all the pieces of Jane’s confusing puzzle slowly start to come together. This cult was tied to her mother’s death and Jane is next on the list but her defiance is what keeps her alive until Richard finally comes to the rescue. There’s a whole lot going on with Jane’s twisted story and it nearly drives her crazy.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. This Severin release comes in a black keepcase which helps it stand out from the others. The Blu-ray disc also features some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. Severin Films has given All the Colors of the Dark a brand new 4K scan from the original camera negative. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition upgrade were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio for this Blu-ray release. Severin Films did a great job with the 4K HD upgrade for this slice of horror giallo from the early 70’s.

Bottom line is, All the Colors of the Dark ended up being another first time watch for me as I check another giallo classic from the 70’s off my list. This was my introduction to Sergio Martino and I really like his style of filmmaking that’s complimented nicely by some atmospheric cinematography and a great cast. The thing about giallos is that they have their own unique style of weirdness and this one here is no exception because it’s full of mysterious characters, sex, murder, suspense and a number of twists. The suspense draws the viewer into the craziness that’s happening to Jane as her breaking paranoia slowly builds and all is ultimately revealed. Not everything (or everyone) is as it seems in this suspensefull giallo. There’s a little blood in the movie but it’s all about the twists in this 1972 giallo. All the Colors of the Dark is now available Uncut on Blu-ray (plus CD) and is definitely worth adding to your giallo collection.

Distributor: Severin Films

Run Time: 95 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1) Region A

Blu-ray Audio: English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles: English SDH

Special Features: The extras include an alternate U.S. cut of the movie, three interviews with some of the cast and crew, audio commentary and three trailers. There’s also a separate CD that includes the fantastic soundtrack for the movie.

  • They’re Coming To Get You: Alternate US Cut (88 mins.)
  • Color My Nightmare: Interview with Director Sergio Martino (40:16)
  • Last Of The Mohicans: Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (18:12)
  • Giallo is the Color: Interviews with Actor George Hilton & Italian Horror Expert Antonio Tentori (31:57)
  • Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author of All The Colors of Sergio Martino
  • All the Colors of the Dark Trailer (03:02)
  • They’re Coming to Get You Trailer (02:40)
  • They’re Coming to Get You Teaser (00:32)
  • BONUS Disc: CD Soundtrack

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