Dario Argento's "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" Finally Coming to DVD in 2009
Rarely seen outside of bootlegs, Dario Argento's Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) will see its first official DVD release on February 24, 2009, thanks to MYA Communication. The film, the third in Argento's loose "Animal Trilogy" (following The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Cat 'o Nine Tails), has been restored from the original negative. According to DVD Drive-in, the disc will present the movie uncut, in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and with both the Italian and English soundtracks as options. Special features will include trailers and an extensive photo/poster gallery, as well as the original English opening and closing credits.
Four Flies on Grey Velvet stars Michael Brandon as Roberto, a drummer, who finds himself being followed by a man in dark sunglasses. Confronting his stalker, Roberto accidentally kills the man, a crime which is witnessed by another mysterious figure who takes pictures. Soon, Roberto's friends begin dying one by one... and the culprit is framing Roberto.