Arrow Drops Two Essential Horror Titles in May

Our friends at Arrow Video have quickly become (along with Scream Factory) the place for collectors to go for their weird horror needs. May's upcoming releases only enforce that standing. Both titles they are releasing are a gore hounds dream. Frank Henenlotter's Brain Damage contains some of the best gross out gag's of the entire decade of the 80's. Brain Damage is joined on Arrows May slate by fellow shocker Evil Ed. The smorgasbord of blood, gore and flying limbs will be contained in what Arrow is dubbing a Special EDition. Check out more on both special releases in our lazy cut and paste job below.

BRAIN DAMAGE Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 9th)


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.


- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original Mono and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Isolated Score
- Brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
Listen to the Light: The Making of Brain Damage - brand new documentary featuring interviews with actor Rick Herbst, producer Edgar Ievins, editor James Kwei, first assistant director Gregory Lamberson, visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti and makeup artist Dan Frye
The Effects of Brain Damage - FX artist and creator of "Elmer" Gabe Bartalos looks back at his iconic effects work on the film
Animating Elmer - featurette looking at the contributions of visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti
Karen Ogle: A Look Back - stills photographer, script supervisor and assistant editor Karen Ogle recalls her fond memories of working on Brain Damage
Elmer's Turf: The NYC Locations of Brain Damage - featurette revisiting the film's original shooting locations
Tasty Memories: A Brain Damage Obsession - an interview with superfan Adam Skinner
Brain Damage Q&A with Frank Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival
- Image Galleries
- Original Theatrical Trailer
Bygone Behemoth - animated short by Harry Chaskin, featuring a brief appearance by John Zacherle in his final onscreen credit
- 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 by Michael Gingold, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

EVIL ED Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 30th)

A blood-soaked love letter to the splatter films of the '80s, video rental favorite 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 DeadRe-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!
- 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

- 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
- Deleted scenes
- Bloopers
- Teasers and Trailers
- Still Gallery

- Original Cut [93 mins]
Lost in Brainland - never-before-seen extended 3 hour version of the making-of documentary

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