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Forgotten Gialli: Volume 1 – Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Box Set

Vinegar Syndrome will be releasing a 3-film giallo collection, Forgotten Gialli: Volume 1 on a 3-Disc 2K restoration Blu-ray box set.

The upcoming collection will feature three previously unavailable in the U.S. films: Javier Aguirre’s Euro-sleaze thriller The Killer is one of 13 a.k.a. El asesino está entre los trece (1973), León Klimovsky’s Trauma a.k.a. Violación fatal (1978), and Helia Colombo’s The Police are Blundering in the Dark a.k.a. La polizia brancola nel buio (1975). All three films have been newly restored in 2K from their original camera negatives.

Release date: April 28, 2020
Genre: Giallo / Thriller

The Killer is one of 13 (1973)

A widow invites a number of guests to stay at her mansion. She reveals that she knows that one of the group killed her husband. Soon they too are being murdered one by one. Starring Patty Shepard, Simón Andreu, José María Prada, and Jack Taylor.

  • Directed by: Javier Aguirre
  • Starring: Patty Shepard, Simón Andreu, José María Prada, Jack Taylor, Paul Naschy
  • 1973 / 95 min / 1.85:1
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original negative
  • Original Spanish language sound with newly translated English subtitles
  • Historical commentary with author and Editor-In-Chief of Diabolique Magazine Kat Ellinger
  • Promotional image gallery

Trauma (1978)

A writer arrives to an isolated guesthouse run by a beautiful but strange woman, then a series of killings starts. Starring Ágata Lys, Heinrich Starhemberg, Ricardo Merino, and Isabel Pisano.

  • Directed by: León Klimovsky
  • Starring: Ágata Lys, Heinrich Starhemberg, Ricardo Merino, Isabel Pisano
  • 1978 / 87 min / 1.85:1
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original negative
  • Original Spanish language sound with newly translated English subtitles
  • Historical commentary track with European cult cinema author Troy Howarth
  • Promotional image gallery

The Police are Blundering in the Dark (1975)

The brutal murder of a young woman leads a journalist to a villa owned by an eccentric inventor. Starring Joseph Arkim, Francisco Cortéz, Richard Fielding, and Gabriella Giorgelli.

Directed by: Helia Colombo
Starring: Joseph Arkim, Francisco Cortéz, Gabriella Giorgelli, Elena Veronese
1978 / 87 min / 1.85:1

  • Directed by: Helia Colombo
  • Starring: Joseph Arkim, Francisco Cortéz, Gabriella Giorgelli, Elena Veronese
  • 1978 / 87 min / 1.85:1
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original negative
  • Original Italian language sound with newly translated English subtitles
  • Historical audio essay with film historian and critic Rachael Nisbet
  • Promotional image gallery

Other Box-Set Details

  • Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs
  • Region: Free
  • Audio: Italian / Spanish
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: Vinegar Syndrome

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