Arrow Video Takes You To Hell(raiser) With Their December Release Slate


As you know by now I'm sure any day we get the press release detailing the latest Arrow Video releases is like Christmas around the DW offices. The cool part about this months release is that it's actually for Christmas (or this years late Hanukkah)! And what releases they are! The first release is one of the most impressive sets that Arrow has released. We brought you some news on it last month, but now we've been given confirmation of a December 13th release date for Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box. The 4 blu-ray disc will contain each of the first three Hellraiser films, each on chocked full of extras. The forth disc will contain the epic documentary Leviathan, which chronicles Hellraiser 1 and 2. Leviathan will be accompanied on the disc by an all new Hellraiser documentary called Hellraiser: Evolutions. Evolutions will feature the first words by Clive Barker on Hellraiser in decades! You can find out more about The Scarlet Box below in our lazy cut and pate job.

The other big release from Arrow next month is the George Romero/Stephen King led sequel, Creepshow 2, the highlight of which is "The Raft" - which may be the most terrifying anthology segment of the 80's! It makes picking up this version of Creepshow 2 an absolute must! The third and final film Arrow will be dropping in December is the Abel Ferrara exploitation classic, The Driller Killer. Originally scheduled for release in November, Arrow pulled from the schedule for some last minute tweaking. You can catch all the gory details below in again, another lazy cut and paste job of stuff lifted from the press release.

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition

These terrifying and original films boast brand new 2k restorations along with hours of archival content and newly produced extras including audio commentaries and interviews with Clive Barker, Doug Bradley and Sean Chapman in his first interview on the Hellraiser films in decades.

 The 4-disc set will also include the newly edited version of Leviathan, the definitive documentary on Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. A new documentary, Hellraiser: Evolutions, will also be included and will look at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy.

These features will sit amongst a host of rarities and never-before-seen footage from the movies including the legendary 'Surgeon' scene from Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, the subject of fierce debate amongst fans for many years, now finally unearthed for its home video debut.

This limited edition Blu-ray comes with an exclusive illustrated 200-page hardback book featuring new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes and a 20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art. The limited edition packaging is adorned with incredible new artwork from Gilles Vranckx alongside a set of 5 exclusive art cards and a fold-out reversible poster.
Synopsis

Stephen King was once quoted as saying: "I have seen the future of horror... his name is Clive Barker." That future became reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut Hellraiser - launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.
Barker's original Hellraiser, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites - demonic beings from another realm who are intent on reclaiming the soul of her deviant Uncle Frank.
Picking up immediately after the events of the original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Phillip Channard, a doctor who abuses his position to realise his own dark aims. In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, a reporter investigating a mysterious death at a nightclub finds herself in the way of Pinhead and the Cenobites, who plan to bring their horrifying world into our own.
Coming at a time when the genre was degenerating into self-parody, Hellraiser offered a fiercely unique vision that approached its horrors with a far greater degree of seriousness than many of its contemporaries. Along with its sequels, the Barker-produced Hellbound and Hell on Earth, Arrow Video is proud to present some of the most terrifyingly original films in the history of horror in brand new 2K transfers.
Special Features

4-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films
  • Limited Edition bonus disc
  • Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes
  • 20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art
  • Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx
  • Set of 5 exclusive art cards
  • Fold-out reversible poster
DISC 1 - HELLRAISER
  • Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker
  • Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence
  • Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser - brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser - actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker's original
  • Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score - Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was
  • Hellraiser: Resurrection - vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser
  • Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew
  • Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content]
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
DISC 2 - HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II
  • Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • Audio Commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins
  • Audio Commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence
  • Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II - brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound - actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel
  • Surgeon Scene - the home video world premiere of this legendary, never before-seen excised sequence from Hellbound, sourced from a VHS workprint
  • Lost in the Labyrinth - vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • On-set interview with Clive Barker
  • On-set interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Rare and unseen storyboards
  • Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content]
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
DISC 3 - HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version [93 mins]
  • Alternate Unrated Version [97 mins]
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer Peter Atkins
  • Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and Doug Bradley
  • Hell on Earth: The Story of Hellraiser III - making-of documentary featuring interviews with Atkins, Keen and actor Ken Carpenter
  • Terri's Tales - brand new interview with actress Paula Marshall
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Raising Hell on Earth - archival interview with Hickox
  • On-set interviews with Barker and Bradley
  • Never-before-seen Hellraiser III SFX dailies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Hellraiser III comic book adaptation [Disc gallery]
DISC 4 - THE CLIVE BARKER LEGACY - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
  • Clive Barker short films Salomé and The Forbidden
  • Books of Blood & Beyond: The Literary Works of Clive Barker - horror author David Gatward provides a tour through Barker's written work, from the first Books of Blood to the recent The Scarlet Gospels
  • Hellraiser: Evolutions - a brand new documentary looking at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy, featuring interviews with Scott Derrickson (director, Hellraiser: Inferno), Rick Bota (director, Hellraiser: HellseekerDeader and Hellworld), Stuart Gordon (director, Re-AnimatorFrom Beyond) and others
  • The Hellraiser Chronicles: A Question of Faith - short film
200-PAGE BOOK - 'DAMNATION GAMES' - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
  • Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing on Hellraiser and the Barker universe from Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes - including chapters looking at Barker's early work, the genesis and production of the first 3 films in the Hellraiser series and much more, all illustrated with stills and rare material from the Barker archive

Creepshow 2

Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 - now newly remastered in 2K! 

In "Old Chief Wood'nhead", a group of young hoodlums face retribution from an unlikely source after looting a local hardware store. Meanwhile, "The Raft" sees a group of horny teens wishing they'd read the warning signs first before taking a dip in a remote lake. Finally, an uptight businesswoman finds herself with some unwanted company following a hit-and-run incident in "The Hitch-hiker". 

Whilst retaining the EC comic book flavour that made the original such a hit, Creepshow 2, this time directed by long-time Romero collaborator Michael Gornick, is a decidedly darker and grimmer affair than its predecessor and remains one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original stereo audio  
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
  • Nightmares in Foam Rubber - featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero 
  • My Friend Rick - Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
  • Creepshow 2: Pinfall - limited edition booklet featuring the never-before-seen comic adaptation of this unfilmed Creepshow 2 segment by artist Jason Mayoh 
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Extended Scene
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Original Screenplay & Production Schedule (BD -ROM Content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth
     
STANDARD EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original stereo audio  
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
  • Nightmares in Foam Rubber - featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero 
  • My Friend Rick - Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker 
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Extended Scene
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo
     
     
  • First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Blyth

    The Driller Killer 

    In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45Bad Lieutenant andWelcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara's films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.
    Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey...

    Forget Taxi DriverThe Warriors and The New York RipperThe Driller Killer is the definitive look at NYC's underbelly - a slasher that is as much at home in the arthouse as it is the grindhouse.
    LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK CONTENTS
    • Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
    • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut 
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios 
    • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author ofAbel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
    • Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
    • Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
    • Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
    • Trailer
    • Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens
    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
    • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut 
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios 
    • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author ofAbel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
    • Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
    • Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
    • Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
    • Trailer
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
    First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

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