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Zombie Flesh Eaters + More coming from Arrow Video

I’m ecstatic that Arrow are finally releasing ‘Zombie Flesh Eaters’, it’s one of my all time favourites and a film that was always on my wish list when it came to future Arrow releases, although i’m sure most of you who follow Arrow’s releases already knew it was coming thanks to an unintentional leak. But, now we have the specifications and the amazing cover art.

Let’s have a look at what we have to look forward too…

STRONG UNCUT VERSION!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

– Brand new high definition restoration
– Presented on both High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD
– Optional English SDH subtitles on the feature
– Audio commentary with screenwriter Elisa Briganti moderated by Calum Waddell
– Audio commentary with Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower and horror expert Alan Jones
– UK exclusive introduction to the film from Ian McCulloch
– ALIENS, CANNIBALS AND ZOMBIES: A TRILOGY OF ITALIAN TERROR: Actor Ian McCulloch remembers his three classics of Latin horror lunacy – ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, CONTAMINATION and ZOMBI HOLOCAUST
– FROM ROMERO TO ROME: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN ZOMBIE FILM: Veteran Fulci screenwriters Dardano Sacchetti (THE BEYOND) and Antonio Tentori (CAT IN THE BRAIN), celebrated UK critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION), Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Russ Streiner (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) plus many more share memories of the genesis of corpse-crunching cinema – from Romero’s early templates to the gory glory days of Fulci and his many successors.
– THE MEAT MUNCHING MOVIES OF GINO ROSSI: The special effects magician behind many Italian splatter classics talks about his most famous gore-drenched greats – and shows props from many plasma-packed masterworks – including ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, CANNIBAL FEROX, BURIAL GROUND and PIRANHA II.
– ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS – FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN: Dardano Sacchetti shows key pages from his original ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD screenplay.
– Trailer and radio spots
– Collector’s booklet featuring contributions from Calum Waddell, Stephen Thrower, Craig Lapper and Jay Slater.
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

– More to be announced closer to the time!

– SteelBook contains Limited Edition exclusive artwork

ZFE SteelBook – 2 BD Discs RRP £29.99
ZFE BD – 2 BD Discs RRP £24.99
ZFE DVD – 2 DVD Discs £19.99
BD Region FREE DVD Region FREE

Release Date 26/11/12

Also coming soon to DVD are ‘Super Bitch’, ‘The Night Child’ and ‘Christmas Evil!’

Super Bitch aka Blue Movie Blackmail (Arrow Video DVD)
THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU HIRE HER
Blue movie blackmail and sexual depravity are at the heart of a wicked scam to manipulate rich, perverted men in this softcore pasta crime classic from Massimo Dallamano, cinematographer on A Fistful of Dollars and director of Giallo favourite What Have You Done To Solange?
Italian trash cinema icon Ivan Rassimov is a police inspector working undercover to expose a London escort agency where the frequently naked Stephanie Beacham is being filmed in sexually compromising situations with her moneyed clients. These poor chumps will soon be smuggling drugs across international borders for her and her shadowy associates.
Wallow in the sleaze and enjoy the depravity of Super Bitch, a film with all the car chases, murder, sex and moral ambiguity a cult movie fan could possibly want.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
– New widescreen transfer in the original ratio
– Newly translated optional English subtitles
– Optional English and Italian audio tracks
– BULLETS, BABES AND BLOOD: THE HIGH OCTANE ACTION OF THE ITALIAN POLICE FILM – Legendary directors Ruggero Deodato, Sergio Martino and Brit filmmaker Darren Ward and critic Paolo Zelati, discuss the sex, style and shootouts that typified the Italian crime-caper
– RUGGERO DEODATO REMEMBERS IVAN RASSIMOV – An affectionate look back at the veteran Italian exploitation actor and SUPER BITCH leading man
– Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Calum Waddell
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
DVD RRP £15.99
DVD Region FREE
Release Date 29/10/12

The Night Child aka The Cursed Medallion (Arrow Video DVD)
YOU’LL NEED MORE THAN AN EXORCIST TO SAVE THE NIGHT CHILD
When a documentarian delves into the dark world of satanic art for a new film, he unearths a disturbing painting that leads him into a world of post-Exorcist Italo-Horror where cursed medallions, possessed children and the overwhelming power of the dark lord converge to create a visually stunning and wildly eccentric exploitation classic from Massimo Dallamano (Venus in Furs, What Have You Done With Solange?)
With Italian cult cinema child star Nicoletta Elmi (Who Saw Her Die?, A Bay of Blood) as the motherless, demon-demented daughter and Zombie Flesh Eaters’ Richard Johnson as the filmmaker searching for the evil truth, The Night Child is a perfect example of expertly shot, beautifully crafted B-cinema.
See a young girl descend into the hellish pit of demonic possession in The Night Child, a textbook example of 70s euro-horror from an Italian exploitation master.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
– New widescreen transfer in the original ratio
– Newly translated optional English subtitles
– Optional English and Italian audio tracks
– EXORCISM ITALIAN-STYLE: Author and critic Paolo Zelati, filmmaker Luigi Cozzi and screenwriter Antonio Tentori reflect on the brief boom in pasta-possession movies which rushed out of Rome in the wake of William Friedkin’s classic THE EXORCIST.
– Original Italian and US trailers
– Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Calum Waddell
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
DVD RRP £15.99
DVD Region FREE
Release Date 29/10/12

Christmas Evil aka You Better Watch Out (Arrow Video DVD)
BETTER WATCH OUT… BETTER NOT CRY… OR YOU MAY DIE!
When little Harry sees his Dad in a Santa Claus outfit, groping his mother one Christmas Eve, life changes for the quiet little boy. Thirty odd years later, you’d better watch out in this 80s horror classic from the small but perfectly formed micro-genre of Yuletide Slashers.
Because now – all grown up and disgruntled by his dead end job in a depressing toy factory – he’s making a list, checking it twice and descending into a self-created Christmas nightmare where he is Father Christmas and his judgement is final! Dressed as St. Nick, Harry is going to show his bullying co-workers and all the other naughty people what the true spirit of the season is… Run for your miserable lives, the vengeance is going to be swift and bloody!
In your hands is a true dark Christmas oddity that cult movie kingpin John Waters described as “greatest Christmas movie ever made.”
SPECIAL FEATURES:
– New widescreen transfer in the original ratio of the Director’s Cut
– Audio commentary with director Lewis Jackson
– Audio commentary with Lewis Jackson and director John Waters
– Original story-board sequences
– Comment Cards
– Rare audition tapes
– Collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by critic and author Kim Newman, John Waters and a new introduction by Lewis Jackson, illustrated with original stills
DVD RRP £15.99
DVD Region FREE
Release Date 12/11/12

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And there you have it, Arrow Video’s releases for the remainder of the year. What’s on everybody’s wish list for next year? Personally i’m hoping for more Bill Lustig with nice Blu Ray editions of ‘Maniac Cop 2’ and ‘Vigilante’. Also wouldn’t mind a Blu Ray release of ‘The Burning’. We shall see.

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