Thursday, 8 September 2016

ARROW VIDEO TO RELEASE DRILLER KILLER


Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD SteelBook, and Special Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD to be released on 28 November 2016

One of the most notorious of the ‘video nasties’, Abel Ferrara’s exploitation-art-house crossover was judged almost entirely on its video artwork with the film itself left out of the equation. Now it gets the release it deserves with a stunning Limited Edition SteelBook from Arrow Video with the film fully uncut and in all its unnerving, stylish glory.



The Arrow Video release of The Driller Killer, really is a joy for horror and exploitation fans with its stunning SteelBook presentation, and gorgeous high definition restoration of the film itself. There are several never-before-seen special features including a brand new commentary by Ferrara - exclusive to this release, as well as a new interview with him and a new visual essay on his career. The release also includes Mulberry St. for the first time ever on UK home video, Ferrara’s 2010 feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work.


Synopsis:

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome 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…

One of the most infamous ‘video nasties’, in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut.


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new restoration from original film elements

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

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 of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
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 UK 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


LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)

Brand new restoration from original film elements

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

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 of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
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 UK for the first time ever

Trailer

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens


 


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