Arrow Video US to Unleash DEAD-END DRIVE-IN, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, and SLUGS to Blu-Ray in September

Aug 04, 2016 No Comments by

Arrow Video US has put together feature-packed, stellar Blu-Ray releases of three genre classics coming this September.  From legendary Ozploitation – Dead-End Drive-In, to grimy horror – The Hills Have Eyes – to the nature-run-amok creature feature – Slugs, Arrow’s September runs the gamut of wild, weird cinema.  Check out the details below, Horror Fans….

 

Dead-End Drive-In [Blu-ray] (September 20th)

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THE PRICE OF ADMISSION IS THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite directors, Brian Trenchard-Smith was a key figure in the Ozploitation movement, responsible for The Man from Hong Kong, Stunt Rock, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits… and dystopian cult classic Dead-End Drive-In!

Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted.

With its day-glo colour scheme, new wave soundtrack and extraordinary stunt work, Dead-End Drive-In is in the tradition of Ozploitation milestones Mad Max and The Cars That Ate Paris only very, very eighties.

Bonus Materials

* Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials

* High Definition (1080p) Presentation

* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

* Audio commentary by director Brian Trenchard-Smith

* The Stuntmen, Trenchard Smith’s classic television documentary on Grant Page (Mad Max, Road Games) and other Australian stunt performers

* Hospitals Don’t Burn Down, Trenchard-Smith’s 1978 public information film told in pure Ozploitation fashion

* Behind-the-scenes gallery by graffiti artist Vladimir Cherepanoff

* Theatrical Trailer

* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

Product Details

Format: BLU-RAY

SKU: AV064

UPC: 760137891192

Street Date: 09/20/16

PreBook Date: 08/16/16

Genre: Horror

Run Time: 88 mins

Number of Discs: 1

Audio: STEREO

Year of Production: 1986

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Actors: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde

Box Lot: 30

Territory: US

Language: English

Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.

Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon.

The Hills Have Eyes [Blu-ray] (September 27th)

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THE LUCKY ONES DIED FIRST

Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street – but for many genre fans, the director’s seminal 1977 effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece.

Taking a detour whilst on route to Los Angeles, the Carter family run into trouble when their camper van breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters are forced to fight back by any means necessary.

As gruelling a viewing experience today as it was upon initial release, The Hills Have Eyes stands alongside the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead as one of the defining moments in American horror cinema.

Limited Edition Contents * Brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised by producer Peter Locke and viewable with both original and alternate endings  * High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation  * Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio * Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing  * 6 Postcards  * Reversible Fold-out Poster  * Limited Edition 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Brad Stevens and a consideration of the Hills franchise by disc producer Ewan Cant, illustrated with original archive stills and posters * Brand new audio commentary with actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Susan Lanier and Martin Speer * Brand new audio commentary by academic Mikel J. Koven  * Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke  * Looking Back on The Hills Have Eyes – making-of documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Peter Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Dee Wallace and director of photography Eric Saarinen * Brand new interview with actor Martin Speer * The Desert Sessions – brand new interview with composer Don Peake * Never-before-seen Outtakes  * Alternate Ending, in HD for the first time  * Trailers and TV Spots  * Image Gallery * Original Screenplay (BD-ROM Content) * Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

Product Details Format: BLU-RAY SKU: AV065 UPC: 760137891390 Street Date: 09/27/16 PreBook Date: 08/23/16 Genre: Horror Run Time: 90 mins Number of Discs: 1 Audio: MONO Year of Production: 1977

Director: Wes Craven Actors: John Steadman, Suze Lanier-Bramlett Language: English

Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.

Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon.

Slugs [Blu-ray] (September 27th)

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THEY SLIME. THEY OOZE. THEY KILL.

From celebrated Spanish director Juan Piquer Simon, the man behind the truly demented slasher flick Pieces (1982), comes a terrifying tale of mutant slugs on the rampage in small-town America. The townsfolk of a rural community are dying in strange and gruesome circumstances. Following the trail of horrifically mutilated cadavers, resident health inspector Mike Brady is on the case to piece together the mystery. He soon comes to a terrifying conclusion – giant slugs are breeding in the sewers beneath the town, and they’re making a meal of the locals! Based on the novel by acclaimed British horror author Shaun Hutson, Slugs outdoes its creature feature peers by adding an extra dose of gross-out gore into the equation, culminating in one of the most squirm-inducing animal attack movies ever to slither its way across screens.

Special Edition Contents

* Brand new restoration from original film elements  * High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation  * Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio  * Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing  * Audio commentary with Slugs author Shaun Hutson * Audio commentary with writer and filmmaker Chris Alexander  * Here’s Slugs in Your Eye – an interview with actor Emilio Linder  * They Slime, They Ooze, They Kill: The Effects of Slugs – an interview with special effects artist Carlo De Marchis  * Invasion USA – an interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo  * The Lyons Den – an interview and locations tour with production manager Larry Ann Evans  * 1988 Goya Awards promo reel  * Trailer * Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter

Product Details Format: BLU-RAY SKU: AV066 UPC: 760137891291 Street Date: 09/27/16 PreBook Date: 08/23/16 Genre: Horror Run Time: 89 mins Number of Discs: 1 Audio: MONO Year of Production: 1988 Director: Juan Piquer Simón Actors: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale, Emilio Linder Language: English

Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.

Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon.

MVD Entertainment Group distributes Arrow Video in the US.

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