Arrow Video US To Release 'American Horror Project Vol. 1'


Every month we take a gander at the upcoming releases from Arrow Video US and every month out collective jaws hit the floor in amazement. Next to Scream Factory, no one has been able to touch the diversity in titles that Arrow has been releasing here in the U.S., not to mention the painstaking quality that is used to restore some of these "lost classics." This month Arrow threw us a curve ball. American Horror Project Vol. 1 is certainly not a project the eggheads here at DW are familiar with. That's of course because America Horror Project Vol. 1 is not a single project, but a collection of three rare horror gems from the 70's. But enough of our rambling, take a gander at the press release to learn more:


American Horror Project - Vol 1 [Blu-ray + DVD] coming February 23

Limited edition of 3000 copies!

Everyone knows the classic American horror titles: Night of the Living DeadThe Texas Chain Saw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street, to name but a few. But we want to tell you a different story: a story of the unsung heroes of stars-and-stripes terror, films that have remained on the fringes of the genre either through lack of availability or else sheer obscurity.This is where American Horror Project comes in.
 
Volume One of this series presents three tales of violence and madness from the 1970s. Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (Christopher Speeth, 1973) sees a family arrive at a creepy, dilapidated fairground in search of their missing son, only tofind themselves at the mercy of the cannibalistic ghouls lurking beneath the park. Meanwhile, The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976), stars Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) as a young woman whose bizarre and violentfantasies start to bleed into reality - literally. Lastly, every parent's worst nightmare comes true in The Premonition(RobertAllen Schnitzer, 1976), a tale of psychic terror in which five-year-old Janie is snatched away by a strange woman claimingto be her long-lost mother.
 
Newly remastered from the best surviving elements and contextualised with brand new supplementary material, American Horror Project proudly presents an alternative history of American horror and film heritage.
 
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
*Brand new 2K restorations of the three features
*High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
*Original Mono 1.0 audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
*English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
*Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
*American Horror Project Journal Volume One - Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new articles on the films from writers Stephen Thrower(Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents)Kim Newman (Nightmare Movies), Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and Brian Albright (Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990: A State-by-State Guide with Interviews)

MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
*Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
*Audio Commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
*The Secrets of Malatesta - an interview with director Christopher Speeth
*Crimson Speak - an interview with writer Werner Liepolt
*Malatesta's Underground - art directors Richard Stange and Alan Johnson discuss the weird, mysterious world of Malatesta's underground
*Outtakes
*Draft script (BD/DVD-ROM content)
*Stills gallery

THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA
*Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
*Audio commentary with director-producer Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey
*Tides and Nightmares - brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Cimber, Perkins, Cundey and actor John Goff
** A Maiden's Voyage - archive featurette comprising interviews with Cimber, Perkins and Cundey
*Lost at Sea - director Cimber reflects on his notorious cult classic

THE PREMONITION
*Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
*Isolated score
*Audio commentary with director-producer Robert Allen Schnitzer
*Pictures from a Premonition - brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone and cinematographer Victor Milt
*Archive interviews with Robert Allen Schnitzer and star Richard Lynch
*Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: 'Vernal Equinox', 'Terminal Point' and 'A Rumbling in the Land'
*4 Peace Spots
*Trailers and TV Spots

Product Details
SKU: AV043
UPC: 760137818595
Street Date: 02/23/16
PreBook Date: 01/19/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Horror
Run Time: 251 mins
Number of Discs: 6
Audio: Mono
Year of Production: 1973
Director: Matt Cimber, Christopher Speeth, Robert Allan Schnitzer
Actors: Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Janine Carazo, Herve Villechaize, Sharon Farrell, Edward Bell
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH

Amazon pre-order: http://amzn.com/B017RL91JK

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