THE DESIGNATED VICTIM - Limited Red Case Edition
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Stefano, a partner in a company that makes high-end commercials, wants to sell up his share of the business and move to South America with his girlfriend, Fabienne. However his wife, in whose name the shares are registered, won’t agree to the sale. Stefano goes to Venice with Fabienne for the weekend to escape his worries. There he meets the mysterious Count Tiepelo. Hearing of Stefano’s business problems the Count tells him about his own brother who is making his life miserable. The Count then makes a startling suggestion – that he will kill Stefano’s wife if Stefano kills the Count’s brother. More amused than shocked, Stefano laughs off the idea.
Then one day Stefano receives a phone call from the police; his wife had been found strangled and he is the prime suspect. From that moment on Stefano’s life becomes a living nightmare as he discovers the true extent of the web the Count has woven around him. Finally, for Stefano, there is only one way out.
With astonishing performances from Tomas Milian and Pierre Clementi, and settings that include a mist-wreathed Venice, a magnificent Lake Como villa and the glitzy world of advertising, THE DESIGNATED VICTIM is a gripping, dream-like thriller that take us on a trip to hell as Stefano is driven to the very edge of insanity.
US home video premiere
1080p presentation from a new 4K scan and restoration of the OCN
Choice of English or Italian audio with optional English subtitles
Choice of original theatrical cut or new exclusive extended cut with alternate scenes integrated back into the film
Brand new interview with co-writer and assistant director Aldo Lado
Brand new interview with Pierre Clémenti's son Balthazar Clémenti
Brand new audio commentary by giallo experts Rachael Nisbet and Peter Jilmstad from the Fragments of Fear podcast
LIMITED EDITION FEATURES
Reversible cover with original ad art on each side
16 page booklet with brand new writing on the film by Italian film expert Roberto Curti
Set of lobby card reproductions
Numbered edition of 1500 in the usual red case