Arrow Video will have special treats in store for horror fans this spring with their limited edition Blu-ray releases of Evil Ed and Brain Damage.
Both Evil Ed and Brain Damage will be released on Blu-ray in the US and the UK this May, and you can check out the impressive lists of bonus features below, as well as the eye-popping cover art for the releases.
Arrow Video has also announced a new UK Blu-ray release of Dario Argento's Phenomena (aka Creepers), which includes the 116-minute Italian cut of the film.
Evil Ed Blu-ray / DVD: "NEW UK/US TITLE: Evil Ed (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD) LIMITED EDITION
A veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads, busty babes and creepy creatures!
North American pre-orders links should be live soon!
Release Dates: 29/30 May
WHEN HIS MIND BLOWS, ANYTHING GOES!
A blood-soaked love letter to the splatter films of the ’80s, video rental favourite Evil Ed returns in a brand-new Special EDition featuring an extended cut of the feature and hours of stomach-churning bonus features!
Mild-mannered film technician Edward enjoys his job. That is, until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the “Splatter and Gore department”, where he’s forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatized by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality – with ghastly (and bloody) consequences…
Owing a debt to films such as The Evil Dead, Re-animator and the early splatter classics of Peter Jackson, Evil Ed is a veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads, busty babes and creepy creatures!
3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
•Two versions of the film!
•Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
•Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film
DISCS 1 & 2 (BLU-RAY + DVD) – THE SPECIAL ED-ITION CUT
•World premiere of the newly-extended version of the feature [95 min]
•Keep ’Em Heads Rollin’ – making-of documentary
•Reconstructing Edward – featurette on the creation of the Special EDition cut
•Teasers and Trailers
DISC 3 (BLU-RAY) – THE ORIGINAL CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
•Original Cut [93 mins]
•Lost in Brainland – never-before-seen extended 3 hour version of the making-of documentary
•PLUS OTHER SURPRISES!!!"
Brain Damage Blu-ray / DVD: "NEW UK/US TITLE: Brain Damage (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD) LIMITED EDITION *Badge Exclusive!*
The ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!
Pre-order Brain Damage *Badge Exclusive!* in the UK via the Arrow Store here: http://bit.ly/2kR9dtK
Pre-order Brain Damage *Badge Exclusive!* in the US via DiabolikDVD.com: http://bit.ly/2lV8YP4
Release Dates: 8/9 May
IT’S A HEADACHE FROM HELL!
From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker, comes Brain Damage – the ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!
Meet Elmer. He’s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer’s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite’s preferred food source – brains!
Featuring late TV horror host John Zacherley as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishing bad taste gore-gags ever realized, including the notorious “brain-pulling sequence” and a blow-job that ends with a distinctly unconventional climax.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
•Digital transfer from original film elements
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
•Brand new interviews with cast and crew
•Q&A with Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
•Limited edition O-card with exclusive artwork
•Collector’s Booklet with new writing on the film
•PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!
EXCLUSIVE ENAMEL “ELMER” PIN BADGE RELEASE ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE ARROW STORE, DIABOLIKDVD AND PRE-RELEASE AT TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND 2017*
*Limited quantities available, whilst stocks last."
Phenomena Blu-ray (UK only): "Time for our May announcements! First up, our only UK only release…
NEW UK TITLE: Phenomena (Blu-ray) LIMITED EDITION
One of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!
From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena – one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!
Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called “Swiss Transylvania” to attend an exclusive girls’ school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin’s headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic etymologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim…
Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento’s decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (Flesh for Frankenstein), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presented here in a sumptuous new 4K restoration of the film and a newly created “hybrid” English/Italian audio track on the full length 116-minute Italian version, this is the definitive release of Argento’s creepy classic.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
•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) presentations of all three versions of the film: the 116-minute Italian, 110-minute international and 83-minute “Creepers” cuts
•New 5.1 surround mixes of the Italian (116-minute) and English (110-minute) soundtracks in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
•New hybrid English/Italian soundtrack for the 116-minute version in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo*
•Italian soundtrack for the 116-minute version in lossless PCM 2.0 stereo
•English soundtrack for the 110-minute version in lossless PCM 2.0 stereo
•English soundtrack for the 83-minute version in lossless PCM 1.0 mono
•Newly translated 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 Three Sarcophagi, a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie comparing the different cuts of Phenomena
•New feature-length documentary including exclusive interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiorenza Tessari and Davide Marotta, co-writer Franco Ferrini, production manager Angelo Jacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell
•Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
•Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Mikel J. Koven, Rachael Nisbet and Leonard Jacobs
•Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
* The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles."