Blu-ray Release: Puzzle (L’uomo Sensa Memoria)

Blu-ray Release Date: June 8, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $21.99
Studio: VCI/MVD Visual

Stranded in London with no memory and no identity that he can recall, a man who believes his name is Peter (Luc Merenda) struggles with amnesia after a car accident. With little information to help him solve the puzzle of who he is, an attempted murder and a strange series of events lead him to the discovery that his name is in fact Ted and that he has a beautiful wife, Sara (Senta Berger), waiting for him in the world-famous Italian resort town of Portofino. Thus begins the story of Puzzle (or, in it’s known in its native Italy, L’uomo Sensa Memoria, which is presented here with a 4K restoration.

With the Hitchcockian flair of the absolute best gialli from the 1970s, Sara and Ted together try to unravel the mystery of his missing months – and they have their hands full. Not only are there murders and international criminal plots, but they are tormented by a mysterious woman with a hidden agenda (Anita Strinberg) and a mystery man with chronic allergies (Bruno Corazzari). Things only continue to get even more increasingly peculiar, more complicated, and more dangerous for the newly reunited couple.

MVD Visual’s new editions of filmmaker Duccio Tessari’s (Zorro) 1974 shocker includes the following:

  • Commentary Track by Kat Ellinger, Editor-in-Chief of and DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS Podcast Host
  • Giallo Poster Gallery
  • Liner Notes by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of The Giallo Canvas: Art, Excess and Horror Cinema
  • Italian and English Theatrical Trailers of Blood and Black Lace and The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.