This is one we’ve been personally waiting on for quite awhile!
The wild and gory Xtro is getting a region free Blu-ray release courtesy of UK outfit Second Sight Films a distributor “…specialising in celebrated classics, cult cinema and TV from around the world.”
One of the coolest features of this release is the actual packaging. According to John Squires at Bloody Disgusting:
Packaging for the limited edition Blu-ray will feature a rigid slipcase with both original UK theatrical and video artwork, each flipped vertically on either side so you choose which is front. Inside will be digipak containing Blu-ray and CD soundtrack plus soft cover book.
The restoration will be full restored and approved by director Harry Bromley Davenport and will include 3 full-length features, original soundtrack on CD, and slew of extras including:
- New restorations of extended version with option of alternate endings plus original UK video version
- ‘Xploring Xtro’ – a new 57 minute documentary featuring interviews with Harry Bromley-Davenport, Mark Forstater, Bernice Stegers, Susie Silvey, Tim Dry (Tik), Sean Crawford (Tok), Robert Pereno, Alan Jones and Craig Lapper
- ‘The World of Xtro’ – a new featurette with Dennis Atherton, Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater
- ‘Beyond Xtro’ – a new featurette with Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater looking ahead to new reboot ‘Xtro – The Big One’, including exclusive test footage
- ‘Loving The Alien: A Tribute to Philip Sayer’ featuring exclusive Brian May music tribute
- ‘Xtro Xposed’ archive interview with Harry Bromley-Davenport
- Soft cover book with new writing by Kevin Lyons plus behind-the-scenes stills and promo material
- Original soundtrack CD
- New English subtitles
We’ve reached out to the distributor regarding any pre-order information but in the meantime there is a Region B pre-order available here via Amazon UK.
We will update as soon as we have info on the region free pre-order details! Check out the cover below!