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A Blade in the Dark

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

  • Score: 82

    from 2 reviewers

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  • Technical prowess meets genre nostalgia, but extras and storytelling fall short.

    A Blade in the Dark 4K UHD Blu-ray Front Cover

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    True 4K



  • Video: 89

  • A Blade in the Dark, enhanced to 4K by 88 Films and VS, offers director's and TV cuts with superior detail, color, and deep blacks, emphasizing the filmic experience across different releases.

  • Audio: 87

  • Vinegar Syndrome's 4K restoration of 'A Blade in the Dark' boasts a native 4K image with rich detail and color, though differs from 88 Films' version; both audio tracks enhance clarity and suspense.

  • Extra: 79

  • The A Blade in the Dark Ultra HD release dazzles with its original Italian audio's dynamic range and clarity, supplemented by rich extras and insightful commentaries, despite the English dub's shortcomings.

  • Movie: 72

  • Lamberto Bava crafts a suspenseful yet uneven thriller in 'A Blade in the Dark,' blending familiar giallo elements with a modern twist, marked by methodical pacing, occasional intensity, and standout death scenes, despite its technical and narrative limitations.


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