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February 2018 Arrow Video Releases: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMMAGE, RE-ANIMATOR, BASKET CASE, more!

Arrow Video is bringing some brilliant horror films to Blu-ray this February in conjunction with MVD Entertainment!

THE GRUESOME TWOSOME [Blu-ray] (2/6)

H.G. Lewis profound The Gruesome Twosome gets the Blu-ray treatment. Also including HG Lewis’ Dracula-inspired vampire epic A Taste of Blood as a bonus feature.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1967’s A Taste of Blood
  • Introductions to the films by HG Lewis
  • Archive audio commentaries for both films by HG Lewis
  • Peaches Christ Flips Her Wig! – San Francisco performer Peaches Christ on The Gruesome Twosome
  • It Came from Florida – filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (Scalps, The Alien Dead) on Florida Filmmaking
  • HG Lewis vs. the Censors – HG Lewis discusses some of the pitfalls of the blood-and-guts    business including local censorship and angry moviegoers
  • Trailers and radio spot
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS – LIMITED EDITION [Blu-ray + DVD] (2/13)

One of Dario Argento’s most polished yet underappreciated films gets a beautiful 4K Blu-ray restoration.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Optional English subtitles for the for the Italian soundtrack deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
    New audio commentary by critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • New interviews with co-writer/director Dario Argento, co-writer Dardano Sacchetti, actress Cinzia De Carolis and production manager Angelo Iacono
  • Script pages for the lost original ending, translated into English for the first time
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • 4 lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition booklet illustrated by Matt Griffin, featuring an essay on the film by Dario Argento, and new writing by Barry Forshaw, Troy Howarth and Howard Hughes

RE-ANIMATOR [Blu-ray] and [DVD] (2/13)

Stuart Gordon’s cult classic of an H.P. Lovecraft short story lands on Blu-ray  with an array of special features!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • 4K restorations of the Unrated version
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    Mono, Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options
  • Isolated Score
  • Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and actors Graham Skipper and Jesse Merlin of Re-Animator: The Musical
  • Audio commentary with Stuart Gordon
  • Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott and Robert Sampson
  • Re-Animator: Resurrectus – feature-length documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew
  • Interviews with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band and former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
  • Music discussion with composer Richard Band
  • Barbara Crampton in Conversation – the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning 2015 interview
  • The Catastrophe of Success: Stuart Gordon and The Organic Theater – director Stuart Gordon discusses his early theater roots and his continued commitment to the stage
  • Theater of Blood – Re-Animator: The Musical lyricist Mark Nutter on adapting the cult classic for musical theatre
  • Extended Scenes
  • Deleted Scene
  • Trailer & TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
  • Reversible sleeve with newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE [Blu-ray] & [DVD] (2/13)

Dario Argento’s directorial debut gets a gorgeous 4K Blu-ray restoration with plenty of special features!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
  • New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger
  • New interview with writer/director Dario Argento
  • New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)
  • Eva’s Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi (Monica Ranieri)
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp

SCALPEL [Blu-ray] (2/20)

VHS obscurity, Scalpel gets the Blu-ray treatment in a stunningly gorgeous 1080P/2K version including a 1st pressing collector’s booklet!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
  • Brand new crew interviews
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by Bill Ackerman


BASKET CASE – LIMITED EDITION [Blu-ray] (2/27)

The legendary cult classic Basket Case gets Arrow Video’s genre defining Blu-ray treatment with a ton of special features! Belial never looked so good on-screen!

  • Presented from a brand new 4K restoration from the original 16mm negative by MoMA
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer/director Frank Henenlotter and star Kevin Van Hentenryck
  • Basket Case 3-1/2: An Interview with Duane Bradley – Frank Henenlotter revisits Duane Bradley decades after the events of the original Basket Case
  • Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins – a brand new interview with Florence and Maryellen Schultz, the twin nurses from Basket Case
  • Brand new making-of featurette containing new interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actress Ilze Balodis, associate producer/effects artist Ugis Nigals and Belial performer Kika Nigals
  • Blood, BASKET and Beyond – a brand new interview with actress Beverly Bonner
  • Belial Goes to the Drive-In – a brand new interview with film critic Joe Bob Briggs
  • Outtakes Featurette
  • In Search of the Hotel Broslin – archive location featurette
  • Slash of the Knife (1972) – short film by Frank Henenlotter
  • Belial’s Dream (2017, 5 mins) – brand new Basket Case-inspired animated short by filmmaker Robert Morgan
  • Behind-the-scenes of Belial’s Dream
  • Trailers, TV Spots and Radio Spots
  • Extensive Still Galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Gingold

Order on MVDshop.com or Amazon

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A.R. MARQUEZ (Adam Ray) was born and raised in California’s Central Valley but currently calls Sacramento, CA home. His childhood consisted of copious amounts of horror films on VHS, horror fiction/nonfiction books, and playing the guitar. You can find his poetry, literature, and personal writings at Vocal.Media Click the link below.

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