Thursday, 30 November 2017

ARROW VIDEO DECEMBER 2017 RELEASE SCHEDULE


Arrow Video have released their schedule for December and it will be another month of DVD, Blu-ray and dual format releases. Below you will find the December 2017 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

If you missed what Arrow Video released in November 2017 you can find all the details HERE.

HOUSE

Release Date: 11th December 2017 (U.K. Release)

12th December 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Steve Miner

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!


Step into the House of horror! From the team that brought you Friday the 13th comes one of the all-time ’80s horror greats, at long-last upgraded in hair-raising HD! William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a divorced horror novelist coming to terms with the disappearance of his young son.

When he inherits his late aunt’s old mansion, Roger decides that he’s found the ideal place in which to pen his next bestseller. Unfortunately, the house’s malevolent supernatural residents have other ideas…

Directed by Steve Miner – the man behind such horror hits as Friday the 13th Part II and III, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Lake Placid – House remains one of the defining fright flicks of its era.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Mono, Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley
Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, screenwriter Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
Vintage Making-of
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailers, Teaser and TV Spots
First Draft Screenplay and Fred Dekker’s original 15-page Twilight Zone-inspired story which served as the basis for House (BD-ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Mono, Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley
Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, screenwriter Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
Vintage Making-of
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailers, Teaser and TV Spots
First Draft Screenplay and Fred Dekker’s original 15-page Twilight Zone-inspired story which served as the basis for House (BD-ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

DETAILS

Region: B/2
Rating: 15
Duration: 92
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono/Stereo/5.1
Colour
Discs: 1


 


HOUSE 2


Release Date: 11th December 2017 (U.K. Release)

12th December 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Ethan Wiley

FRIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE!

Another House, another horror! Following on from the original 1986 horror classic, House II: The Second Story relocates the terror to a sprawling mansion where multiple dimensions converge – all of them terrifying!

This first House sequel sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family property where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Joined by pal Charlie (Jonathan Stark), the pair soon find themselves with some unexpected guests in the form of Jesse’s mummified great-great grandfather, a mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who’ll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it!

Newly restored for this deluxe Blu-ray edition, House II: The Second Story is the horror sequel that offers up even more thrills and chills than its predecessor.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray presentation
Original Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham
It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story – brand new documentary featuring interviews with writer-director Ethan Wiley, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
Vintage EPK
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

DETAILS

Region: B/2
Rating: 15
Duration: 88
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Stereo / 5.1
Colour
Discs: 1


 


HOUSE 3


Release Date: 11th December 2017 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: James Isaac

THE TIME WE’RE NOT KIDDING.

Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead) stars in the most terrifying House instalment yet, now fully uncut on Blu-ray!

Sadistic serial killer Max Jenke was sent to the electric chair for his heinous crimes… now he’s really mad! Vowing revenge on Lucas McCarthy (Henriksen), the detective who apprehended him, “Meat Cleaver” Max returns from beyond the grave to launch a whole new reign of terror.

Produced by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th) and directed by James Isaac (Jason X), House III was released domestically as The Horror Show, where it was hacked by the US censors for its gratuitous gore sequence – now lovingly reinstated for this definitive release from Arrow Video.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Uncut European Version
Alternate US Theatrical Version
High Definition Blu-ray presentation
Original Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham
The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder
House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart
Slaughter, Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Workprint Footage
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Uncut European Version
Alternate US Theatrical Version
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham
The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder
House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart
Slaughter, Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Workprint Footage
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

DETAILS

Region: Free
Rating: 18
Duration: 95
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Stereo/5.1
Colour
Discs: 1





HOUSE 4


Release Date: 11th December 2017 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Lewis Abernathy

STEP INSIDE, YOU’RE FRIGHTFULLY WELCOME!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the House… the makers of Friday the 13th return with one last terrifying entry in the hit horror franchise!

In House IV: The Repossession, a mother and her daughter, still reeling from a car crash which claimed the life of husband Roger, move into the old family homestead to start a new life. Unfortunately for them, not only is the house in the sights of local mobsters, but it’s also plagued by a host of hair-raising supernatural phenomena including ghostly visions and showers that run with blood!

Featuring scenes to sicken and stupefy in equal measure (the appearance of a ghoulish singing pizza is a particular standout), this fourth and final entry in the House franchise might just be the barmiest of them all!

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy
Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas, and William Katt actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder and composer Harry Manfredini
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy
Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas, and William Katt actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder and composer Harry Manfredini
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

DETAILS

Region: Free
Rating: 15
Duration: 94
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Stereo 5.1
Colour
Discs: 1





PULP

NEW Release Date: 18th December 2017 (U.K. Release)

12th December 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray & DVD

Directed by: Mike Hodges

A year after they’d created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels – writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine – reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour…

Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections – but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined.
A favourite of J.G. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different – Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners – but it’s a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right that wrong.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original 1.0 mono sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges
Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:

Collector’s booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original 1.0 mono sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges
Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh

DETAILS

Duration: 95 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA

Release Date: 5th December 2017 (U.K. Release)

5th December 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Matt Cimber

MOLLY REALLY KNOWS HOW TO CUT MEN DOWN TO SIZE!!!

Representing something of an anomaly in the career of director Matt Cimber (whose other credits include such blaxploitation fare as The Candy Tangerine Man), The Witch Who Came from the Sea is an unnerving journey into madness and murder starring Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank).

Molly (Perkins) experiences violent fantasies in which she ties muscular men up before bloodily dispatching them with a razor. But when a news report announces the shocking double-murder of two football players which strongly echoes one of Molly’s most recent depraved flights of fancy, the fantasy starts to bleed into reality – literally.

Written by Perkins’ late husband Robert Thom (Death Race 2000), The Witch Who Came from the Sea features early cinematography from DOP Dean Cundey, who would go on to expand his genre credentials with his work on Escape from New York and The Thing.

BLU-RAY DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

2K restoration from original vault materials
High Definition Blu-ray presentation
Original Mono Audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Audio commentary with producer-director Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey
Tides and Nightmares – brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Cimber, Perkins, Cundey and actor John Goff
A Maiden’s Voyage – archive featurette comprising interviews with Cimber, Perkins and Cundey
Lost at Sea – director Cimber reflects on his notorious cult classic
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

DVD DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

2K restoration from original vault materials
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Mono Audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Audio commentary with producer-director Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey
Tides and Nightmares – brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Cimber, Perkins, Cundey and actor John Goff
A Maiden’s Voyage – archive featurette comprising interviews with Cimber, Perkins and Cundey
Lost at Sea – director Cimber reflects on his notorious cult classic
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

DETAILS

Region: Free
Rating: 18
Duration: 88 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD


Release Date: 5th December 2017 (U.K. Release)

5th December 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Christopher Speeth

YOU’LL SHRIEK WITH HORROR!

Roll up, roll up! Step right up for Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood – the grisliest, freakiest show in town! Virtually impossible to find until its revival on DVD in the early 2000s, this 1973 cult oddity, from late director Christopher Speeth, is a cinematic experience like no other.

Arriving at a creepy, dilapidated fairground under the premise of looking for work, the Norris family are hoping to track down their missing son, who, they believe, is somewhere in the park. But it’s not long before they find themselves at the mercy of the fairground’s fiendish proprietors and the cannibalistic ghouls lurking in the caverns below.

Filmed at the Willow Grove amusement park in Pennsylvania, Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood is a mind-melting phantasmagoria of carnie craziness which blends elements of Night of the Living Dead and Carnival of Souls, adding an (un)healthy dose of Herschell Gordon Lewis-style gore for good measure.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

2K restoration from original vault materials
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Mono Audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Audio Commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
The Secrets of Malatesta – an interview with director Christopher Speeth
Crimson Speak – an interview with writer Werner Liepolt
Malatesta’s Underground – art directors Richard Stange and Alan Johnson discuss the weird, mysterious world of Malatesta’s underground
Outtakes
Draft script (DVD-ROM content)
Stills gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

2K restoration from original vault materials
Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Mono Audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Audio Commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
The Secrets of Malatesta – an interview with director Christopher Speeth
Crimson Speak – an interview with writer Werner Liepolt
Malatesta’s Underground – art directors Richard Stange and Alan Johnson discuss the weird, mysterious world of Malatesta’s underground
Outtakes
Draft script (DVD-ROM content)
Stills gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

DETAILS

Region: Free
Rating: 18
Duration: 74
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
Discs: 1





THE PREMONITION

Release Date: 5th December 2017 (U.K. Release)

5th December 2017 (U.S.A./Canada Release)

Format: Blu-ray and DVD

Directed by: Robert Allen Schnitzer

BEYOND THE POWER OF AN EXORCIST

The mid-1970s saw the rise in popularity of films centering on the subject of parapsychology, led by Carrie – Brian De Palma’s classic tale of telekinetic terror. Precognition, or future sight, would be the topic under exploration in Robert Allen Schnitzer’s contribution to the psychic craze: the chilling and much-overlooked The Premonition.

Mother Sheri Bennett (Sharon Farrell, Night of the Comet, Sweet Sixteen) is assailed by terrifying visions in which a strange woman attempts to steal away her five-year-old daughter Janie. Are these bizarre occurrences the result of some sort of mental disturbance, or is something much more sinister afoot?

Featuring a haunting score from accomplished classical composer Henry Mollicone, The Premonition has remained unjustly obscure over the years but is heralded as a true classic of ’70s US horror moviemaking by genre aficionados.

BLU-RAY DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Mono Audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Isolated Score
Audio commentary with producer-director Robert Allen Schnitzer
Pictures from a Premonition – brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone and cinematographer Victor Milt
Archive interviews with Schnitzer and star Richard Lynch
Trailers and TV Spots
Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: Vernal Equinox, Terminal Point and A Rumbling in the Land
4 “Peace Spots”
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

DVD DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

2K restoration from original film elements
Standard definition DVD presentation
Original Mono Audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Isolated Score
Audio commentary with producer-director Robert Allen Schnitzer
Pictures from a Premonition – brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone and cinematographer Victor Milt
Archive interviews with Schnitzer and star Richard Lynch
Trailers and TV Spots
Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: Vernal Equinox, Terminal Point and A Rumbling in the Land
4 “Peace Spots”
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

DETAILS

Region: Free
Rating: 15
Duration:
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
Audio:
Colour
Discs: 1





CARRIE

Release Date: 11th December 2017 (U.K. Release Only)

Format: Limited Edition Blu-ray

Directed by: Brian De Palma

In 1974, Stephen King published his first novel, the story of Carrie White, a troubled young girl, bullied by her peers and daughter to a fanatical fundamentalist mother, who discovers she has telekinetic powers. In 1976, it became the first of his works to be adapted for the big screen and, to this day, remains one of the very best.

Carrie marked Brian De Palma’s arrival as a major director, following smaller cult films such as Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise and Obsession, and provided a key early role for Sissy Spacek (Badlands), one that would earn her a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards. Piper Laurie would also pick up a nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, as Carrie’s mother, while future stars such as Amy Irving, John Travolta and Nancy Allen were give their first major parts in a big-screen production.

Restored in 4K from the original negative, this collector’s edition provides the definitive release of a horror classic.

LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

• 4K restoration from the original negative

• High Definition (1080p) presentation

• DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and uncompressed 1.0 mono soundtracks

• Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

• Commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo, and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45 and Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria, recorded exclusively for this release

• Brand-new visual essay comparing the various versions and adaptations of Carrie across the years

• Alternate title sequence created for network television screenings

• Acting Carrie, archive featurette containing interviews with director Brian De Palma, actors Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt and others

• More Acting Carrie, additional cast interviews with Laurie, Katt, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, Edie McClurg and P.J. Soles

• Visualising Carrie: From Words to Images, archive

featurette containing interviews with De Palma, writer Lawrence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch and art

director Jack Fisk

• Singing Carrie: Carrie the Musical, archive featurette on the stage musical adaptation of King’s novel

• Writing Carrie, an interview with writer Lawrence D. Cohen

• Shooting Carrie, an interview with cinematographer Mario Tosi

• Cutting Carrie, an interview with editor Paul Hirsch

• Casting Carrie, an interview with casting director Harriet B. Helberg

• Bucket of Blood, an interview with composer Pino Donaggio

• Horror’s Hallowed Grounds, a look back at the locations of Carrie

• Gallery

• Trailer

• TV spots

• Radio spots

• Carrie trailer reel

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Laz Marquez

• Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, author of Devil’s Advocates: Carrie, a reprint of the Final Girls’ 40th anniversary Carrie zine, and an archive interview with Brian De Palma

Region: B
Rating: 18
Duration: 98 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 5.1/1.0
Colour
Discs: 1





THE HITCHER (Book)

Release Date: 29th December 2017

Robert Harmon’s 1986 film The Hitcher is a complex beast: reviled at the time of its release, it has been adored in the long term as one of the most intoxicating, unrelenting highway cult films ever made. Starring Rutger Hauer in the title role whose alluring villainy would give his turn as Blade Runner’s Ray Batty a run for its money, The Hitcher – both the film and the character – is simultaneously of its time and of the now, a film about the real and the mythic, and a film that challenges our assumptions about masculinity and femininity. Its horrors unfold as The Hitcher tracks and tortures the film’s protagonists across the highways of Nowhere USA, and the film reveals a tangle of contradictions: it is, at times, simultaneously dense, shallow, obvious, subtle, absurd and deeply intelligent.

The critical paths into The Hitcher that this book explores are rich and plentiful, and through an exploration of its origins and production history, a close analysis of the film itself and a consideration of the immediate fallout following its release and its longer legacies, this book celebrates one of the greatest highway horror movies ever made.

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is a film critic and academic from Melbourne, Australia, who has written four books on cult, horror and exploitation cinema.

Featuring new artwork by Gary Pullin and original stills.


CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER VINYL (TRANSLUCENT GREEN)

Release Date: 29th December 2017

ARROW RECORDS proudly present the original soundtrack to Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava's sci-fi horror cult classic, CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER!

Previously unpublished on vinyl, CALTIKI is not only one of the earliest Italian horror film soundtracks but also the first of several fruitful collaborations between horror maestro Mario Bava and the talented composer Roberto Nicolosi, whose compositions for the film combine brassy orchestral bombast with unsettling atonal atmosphere.


This limited vinyl edition has been newly mastered from the original 1/4" analogue tapes by James Plotkin and is presented on 180 gram wax, housed inside a 350gsm sleeve. Featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys, and accompanying film notes by Tim Lucas.


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