Arrow To Release 'Re-Animator', 'Society' And More In August


The Arrow Video docket is always one of the more exciting line ups of upcoming remastered genre films out there. August is not exception. This months releases are headlined by a limited edition 4k restoration of Stuart Gordon's 1985 classic, Re-Animator on August the 8th. Re-Animator is followed on August 29th by the legendarily hard to find, The Slayer. Also on August the 29th, and coming full circle in a way, Arrow will release a limited edition steelbook of Brian Yuzna's Society. Check out more details on the releases that we've lazily cut and pasted from the press release below.

RE-ANIMATOR  [LIMITED EDITION]  (August 8)



HERBERT WEST HAS A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS... AND ANOTHER ONE ON HIS DESK.

One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon's enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!
When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories - specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It's not long before Dean finds himself under West's influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control... 
Based on H.P. Lovecraft's classic terror tale Herbert West - Reanimator and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of '80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre's finest hours.

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- 4K restorations of the Unrated and Integral versions 
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
- Exclusive digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson 
- Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by journalist Michael Gingold 
Re-Animator comic book 
- 4 x postcard-sized lobby card reproductions

DISC 1 - UNRATED VERSION
- Unrated version [86 mins] 
- Mono, Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options 
- Isolated Score
- Brand new audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and actors Graham Skipper and Jesse Merlin of Re-Animator: The Musical 
- Audio commentary with Stuart Gordon 
- Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott and Robert Sampson
Re-Animator: Resurrectus - feature-length documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew 
- Interviews with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band and former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone 
- Music discussion with composer Richard Band 
Barbara Crampton in Conversation - the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning 2015 interview 
The Catastrophe of Success: Stuart Gordon and The Organic Theater - director Stuart Gordon discusses his early theater roots and his continued commitment to the stage 
Theater of Blood - Re-Animator: The Musical lyricist Mark Nutter on adapting the cult classic for musical theater 
- Extended Scenes 
- Deleted Scene 
- Trailer & TV Spots
- Still Gallery
- Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
DISC 2 - INTEGRAL VERSION - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
- Integral Version, available in the US for the first time! [105 mins] 
- 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio
A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema - Chris Lackey, host of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, provides a comprehensive look at the many cinematic incarnations of Lovecraft's work 
Doug Bradley's Spinechillers: Herbert West-Reanimator - actor Jeffrey Combs reads H.P. Lovecraft's original classic short story
'RE-ANIMATOR® ' THE COMIC - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

- 92-page perfect-bound booklet containing Re-Animator, the original 1991 comic book adaptation of the movie, reprinted in its entirety


THE SLAYER [BLU-RAY + DVD] (August 29)



IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT... THE SLAYER? 

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video. 

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life? 

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer - whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years - comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio Commentary with writer/director J.S. Cardone, actress Carol Kottenbrook and executive in charge of production Eric Weston, moderated by Ewan Cant
- Audio Commentary with The Hysteria Continues
- Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Robert Folk
- Nightmare Island: The Making of The Slayer - documentary featuring interviews with J.S. Cardone, Carol Kottenbrook, Eric Weston, producer William Ewing, director of photography Karen Grossman, camera operator/2nd Unit DOP/still photographer Arledge Armenaki, special creature and make-up effects ceator Robert Short and "Slayer" performer Carl Kraines
- Return to Tybee: The Locations of The Slayer - featurette revisiting the shooting locations on Tybee Island, Georgia
- The Tybee Post Theater Experience - join the audience of the Tybee Post Theater (one of the film's key locations) for this very special home-town screening of The Slayer! Includes event introduction, feature-length audience reaction track and post screening Q&A with Arledge Armenaki and Ewan Cant
- Still Gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailer

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new liner notes by writer Lee Gambin

SOCIETY [LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK] (August 29)



IT IS A MATTER OF GOOD BREEDING. REALLY.

After producing Stuart Gordon's hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989's Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.
Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn't seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he hears an audio recording of his sister's coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he's been seeing - glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape... Is Bill going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood?
Packing stomach-churning grue and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting horror satire which culminates in one of the most gag-inducing "climaxes"' in all of horror history.

FEATURES
- Newly remastered 2K digital transfer of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p)
- Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary by Yuzna
Governor of Society - a brand new interview with Yuzna
The Masters of the Hunt - a brand new featurette including interviews with stars Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell
The Champion of the Shunt - new featurette with FX artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson
- 2014 Q&A with Yuzna, recorded at Celluloid Screams Festival
- Brian Yuzna in conversation backstage at the Society world premiere
Persecution Mania - Screaming Mad George music video
- Collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

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