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“Demons” and “Demons 2” Getting a Limited 4k UHD and Blu Ray Release!

They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs… in 4K UHD and remastered Blu-ray!

Regarded by horror fans the world over as two of the greatest Italian horror films ever made, Lamberto Bava’s Demons films are not only major cinematic nightmare fuel, but also hugely entertaining splatterfests of the highest order. Synapse’s 2013 Blu-rays remain two of their most popular releases, and now they’re bringing these favorites to 4K UHD and remastered Blu-ray in brand-new spectacular 4K restorations! These horrific splatter classics produced by Dario Argento (Suspiria) have never looked or sounded better and are packed with hours of special features, making this the ultimate home video release of these horror favorites.

In Demons, a masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is scratched by a prop displayed in the theatre lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon! One by one, the audience members mutate into horrible creatures hell-bent on destroying the world! Can anyone escape this gory orgy of terror? In 1986’s ambitious sequel Demons 2, the apocalyptic terror continues! A televised horror film spells doom for the residents of a luxury high-rise apartment, as demons are unleashed through the TV screen at a young girl’s birthday party. As more and more residents are infected and transformed into blood-thirsty demons, a young couple fights to survive as they try to escape Hell on Earth.

DEMONS 1 & 2 – LIMITED EDITION 4K (2160p) TWO-DISC UHD BLU-RAY
THIS 6000 PIECE LIMITED EDITION CONTAINS:

  • New 4K restorations of both Demons and Demons 2 from the original 35mm camera negatives!
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of both films in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Limited edition o-card/slipcover packaging featuring new artwork by Juan José Saldarriaga and Chris MacGibbon
  • Reproduction of the original movie ticket from Demons
  • A special Demons 2 birthday party invitation
  • Included fold-out poster of Demons artwork from Wes Benscoter
  • Reversible cover art
  • 4K UHD All-region playback

DISC 1 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) DEMONS

●       Two versions of the film: the full-length original cut in English and Italian, and the shorter U.S. version featuring alternate dubbing and sound effects

●       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes on the original cut derived from the archival audio masters

●       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 U.S. theatrical mono audio newly remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films

●       New audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain, co-hosts of the Hell’s Belles podcast

●       Audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, SPFX artist Sergio Stivaletti, composer Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta

●       Produced by Dario Argento: a new visual essay by author and critic Michael Mackenzie exploring the legendary filmmaker’s career as a producer

●       Dario’s Demon Days: interview with writer/producer Dario Argento

●       Defining an Era in Music: interview with Claudio Simonetti

●       Splatter Spaghetti Style: interview with long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi

●       Carnage at the CinemaLamberto Bava and His Splatter Masterpiece

●       Dario and DemonsProducing Monster Mayhem●       Monstrous MemoriesLuigi Cozzi on Demons

●       Profondo Jones: The Critical Perspective

●       Splatter Stunt Rock: interview with Ottaviano Dell’Acqua

●       Stivaletti Q & A at the 2019 UK ‘Festival of Fantastic Films’

●       Original Italian and English international theatrical trailers●       U.S. theatrical trailer

●       Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version

●       Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version

 DISC 2 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) DEMONS 2

●       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 5.1 & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes derived from the original archival audio masters

●       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 true stereo theatrical mix remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films●       New audio commentary by film critic Travis Crawford

●       Bava to Bava: interview with Luigi Cozzi on the history of Italian horror

●       Creating Creature Carnage: interview with Sergio Stivaletti

●       Demonic Influences: Federico Zampaglione Speaks

●       The ‘Demons’ Generation: Roy Bava discusses a legacy in lacerations

●       The New Blood of Italian Horror featuring Sergio Stivaletti

●       Screaming for a Sequel: The Delirious Legacy of DEMONS 2 with Lamberto Bava

●       A Soundtrack for Splatter: interview with composer Simon Boswell

●       Together and Apart: a new visual essay on the space and technology in DEMONS and DEMONS 2 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

●       Original Italian and English theatrical trailers

●       Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version

Bonus Material included:

  • DEMONS: Two versions of the film: the full-length original cut in English and Italian, and the shorter U.S. version featuring alternate dubbing and sound effects
  • DEMONS: Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes on the original cut derived from the archival audio masters
  • DEMONS: Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 U.S. theatrical mono audio newly remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
  • DEMONS: New audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain, co-hosts of the Hell’s Belles podcast
  • DEMONS: Audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, SPFX artist Sergio Stivaletti, composer Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta
  • DEMONS: Produced by Dario Argento: a new visual essay by author and critic Michael Mackenzie exploring the legendary filmmaker’s career as a producer
  • DEMONS: Dario’s Demon Days
  • DEMONS: Defining an Era in Music
  • DEMONS: Dario and Demons: Producing Monster Mayhem
  • DEMONS: Splatter Stunt Rock
  • DEMONS: Original Italian & English International Trailers and U.S. Trailer
  • DEMONS: Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
  • DEMONS: Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version
  • DEMONS 2: Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 5.1 & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes derived from the original archival audio masters
  • DEMONS 2: Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 true stereo theatrical mix remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
  • DEMONS 2: New audio commentary by film critic Travis Crawford
  • DEMONS 2: Creating Creature Carnage: interview with Sergio Stivaletti
  • DEMONS 2: The ‘Demons’ Generation: Roy Bava discusses a legacy in lacerations
  • DEMONS 2: Screaming for a Sequel: The Delirious Legacy of DEMONS 2 with Lamberto Bava
  • DEMONS 2: A Soundtrack for Splatter: interview with composer Simon Boswell
  • DEMONS 2: Together and Apart: a new visual essay on the space and technology in DEMONS and DEMONS 2 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • DEMONS 2: Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • DEMONS 2: Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
  • DEMONS 2: Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version
  • Limited Edition O-Card/Slipcover packaging featuring new artwork by Juan José Saldarriaga and Chris MacGibbon
  • Reproduction of the original movie ticket from Demons
  • A special Demons 2 birthday party invitation
  • Included fold-out poster of Demons artwork from Wes Benscoter
  • Reversible Cover Art

Lamberto Bava’s Italian Horror Classics make their North American UHD Debuts on October 19th from Synapse Films. Get your pre-order in by clicking this link!

Arrow Video Releasing 4k Restoration Steelbook of ROBOCOP

I’d buy that for a dollar!

Well, it’s definitely worth more than just a paper Washington; but I had to throw that line in here somewhere.

With only two months left in this wild decade, Arrow Video is pulling out all the stops with all-new releases, including an amazing limited edition AND steelbook version of Paul Verhoeven’s action-packed classic, RoboCop. This highly anticipated release features the director’s cut and the original theatrical release, both presented with a 4K restoration approved by Verhoeven himself.

Ahhhh. Dead or alive, it’s coming with me.

Arrow Video Releasing 4k Restoration Steelbook of ROBOCOP

 

Per Arrow films, here’s what you’ll get in these must-have collector Blu-rays:

ROBOCOP (STEELBOOK EDITION)

Arrow Video Releasing 4k Restoration Steelbook of ROBOCOP

 

ROBOCOP (LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY)

Nightmare Nostalgia Arrow Video Robocop Blu-Ray

 

  • 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ discs
  • Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound option on both cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
  • Six collector’s postcards (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • Double-sided, fold-out poster (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth, a 1987 Fangoria interview with Rob Bottin, and archive publicity materials (some contents exclusive to Limited Edition)
  • Archive commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director’s Cut)
  • New commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon
  • New commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen
  • The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, a newly filmed interview with co-writer Michael Miner
  • RoboTalk, a newly filmed conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nick McCarthy (director of Orion Pictures’ The Prodigy)
  • Truth of Character, a newly filmed interview with star Nancy Allen on her role as Lewis
  • Casting Old Detroit, a newly filmed interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s ensemble cast was assembled
  • Connecting the Shots, a newly filmed interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt
  • Composing RoboCop, a new tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson
  • RoboProps, a newly filmed tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia
  • 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett
  • RoboCop: Creating a Legend, Villains of Old Detroit and Special Effects: Then & Now, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg
  • Four deleted scenes
  • The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett
  • Director’s Cut Production Footage, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes
  • Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots
  • Extensive image galleries
  • Archive commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for Theatrical version of the film)
  • Two Isolated Score tracks (Composer’s Original Mix and Final Theatrical Mix) in lossless stereo
  • Edited-for-television version of the film, featuring alternate dubs, takes and edits of several scenes (95 mins, SD only)
  • Split screen comparison of Theatrical and Director’s Cuts
  • RoboCop: Edited For Television, a compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, newly transferred in HD from recently-unearthed 35mm elements

 

Both the steelbook and limited edition version will be available through Arrow Video on November 26, 2019.

Also, be sure to check out the rest of Arrow’s November release line-up!

APPRENTICE TO MURDER [Blu-ray] (11/5)
FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC [Blu-ray] (11/12)
THE FAR COUNTRY [Blu-ray] (11/12)
HITCHHIKE TO HELL [Blu-ray] (11/19)

Lucio Fulci’s “ZOMBIE” Getting An Uncensored 4K Restoration Blu-Ray!

In Italy, it was considered the ‘unofficial sequel’ to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line “WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!”  Marking the 40th anniversary of Lucio Fulci’s ambitious, and squeamish to those with eye injury phobias, Zombie (Zombi) which premiered in Italy back in 1978; the beloved Italian-Horror is finally getting its due credit with a beautiful 4k restored Blu-Ray release from Blue Underground!

 
Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by ‘Maestro Of Gore’ Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time.
This is a ZOMBIE release like never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival extras. It includes the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi (with an exclusive bonus track), a collectible booklet with a new essay by Stephen Thrower, and a ton of other killer bonus features.

zombie bluray

 

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead – Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author ofBeyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Guillermo del Toro Intro
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
  • Zombie Wasteland – Interviews with Stars Ian McCullochRichard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories – Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De RossiMaurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover – Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films

Available now at the online MVD Shop for pre-order, this glorious version of ZOMBIE will be officially be released with a street date of  November 27th, 2018.