UK horror fans are getting treated to a Blu-ray release of Vincent Price's Theatre of Blood next month thanks to Arrow Video and we have all the details on the upcoming release. Not only will there be a standard edition that's loaded with bonus features, but a limited edition steelbook has also been produced and we have a look at it below.

"It's never been tougher to be a critic than in Theatre of Blood, one of the greatest horror comedies of all time. Vincent Price gives a career best performance as Edward Lionhart, a veteran Shakespearean actor who, when passed over for the coveted Critic's Circle award for Best Actor takes deadly revenge on the critics who snubbed him.

With one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled for a horror film including Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins and Arthur Lowe, Theatre of Blood is a dementedly funny and deliciously macabre cult classic."

Special Features:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with The League of Gentlemen, Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith
  • A Priceless Pot-boiler – Victoria Price discusses Theatre of Blood
  • A Fearful Thespian – author and film historian David Del Valle discusses Vincent Price in Theatre of Blood
  • Staged Reaction – Star Madeline Smith remembers Theatre of Blood
  • A Harmony for Horror – Composer Michael J. Lewis remembers Theatre of Blood
  • Original Trailer
  • Reversible Sleeve featuring new writing on the film by critic Cleaver Patterson and a reproduction of the original press book material, illustrated with original archive stills

Both versions will be available in the UK on May 5th. There's no word on anyone working on a US version, but we'd be very surprised if Scream Factory doesn't have a second volume of The Vincent Price Collection in the works.

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