Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Microwave Massacre Arrow Cover & Specs revealed!

MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with several new titles in August...

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 16th)

Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life - his nagging wife and his lack of decent meals - when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious. Trouble is, now he has a taste for human flesh that needs satisfying...

Eschewing all notions of good taste, Wayne Berwick's Microwave Massacre is a deliciously depraved exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from Vernon, who delivers such choice lines as "I'm so hungry I could eat a whore." Vegetarians need not apply!

- Brand new 2K restoration from 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
- Brand new audio commentary with writer-producer Craig Muckler, moderated by Mike Tristano
- Brand new making-of featurette including interviews with Muckler, director Wayne Berwick and actor Loren Schein
- Trailer
- Original treatment and 8-page synopsis (BD/DVD-ROM content)
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter

Product Details
An MVD Exclusive
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV062
UPC: 760137880295
Street Date: 08/16/16
PreBook Date: 07/12/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 76 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Year of Production: 1983
Director: Wayne Berwick
Actors: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe
Language: English

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

Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

The Bloodstained Butterfly [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 23rd)

Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterfly melds the lurid giallo traditions popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava with courtroom drama, resulting in a film that is as concerned with forensic detail and legal process as it is with grisly murders and audacious set-pieces. 

When a young female student is savagely killed in a park during a thunderstorm, the culprit seems obvious: her lover, TV sports personality Alessandro Marchi (Giancarlo Sbragia, Death Rage), seen fleeing the scene of the crime by numerous eyewitnesses. The evidence against him is damning... but is it all too convenient? And when the killer strikes again while Marchi is in custody, it quickly becomes apparent that there's more to the case than meets the eye... 

Starring 70s heartthrob Helmut Berger (Dorian Gray, The Godfather: Part III) alongside genre mainstays Evelyn Stewart (The Psychic, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail) and Carole André (Colt 38 Special Squad), and featuring a score by Gianni Ferrio (Death Walks at Midnight), The Bloodstained Butterfly is presented uncut and in a sumptuous new 4K restoration that allows this unique and haunting thriller to shine like never before!

- Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
- Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
- Murder in B-Flat Minor, a new visual essay on the film, its cast and crew by author Troy Howarth.
- Mad Dog Helmut, a new interview with actor Helmut Berger 
- Exclusive introduction by Helmut Berger
- New interview with actress Evelyn Stewart/Ida Galli
- Interview with Lorella De Luca, actress and wife of director Duccio Tessari
- Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
- Gallery of original promotional images
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
- Limited edition 36-page booklet (first pressing only) illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, containing writing by James Blackford, Howard Hughes and Leonard Jacobs

Product Details
An MVD Exclusive
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV063
UPC: 760137880394
Street Date: 08/23/16
PreBook Date: 07/19/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 99 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: MONO
Year of Production: 1971
Director: Duccio Tessari
Actors: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Evelyn Stewart
Language: Italian/English

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

Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

Friday, June 24, 2016

Cheezy Flicks to release Mutant!

Two brothers, Josh and Mike, are on vacation when they are forced to spend the night in a small town whose inhabitants are suffering from a mysterious disease. When Mike goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher only to find that they townspeople have been infected by toxic waste, which has turned them into blood thirsty vampires!

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Mutilator Arrow Films Blu Ray Review

The Mutilator is one of those slasher movies that everyone remembers  the awesome VHS cover Artwork but could never find the film. Made at the tail end of the slasher hey dey The Mutilator belongs right there with all the other slasher classics of the late 70's and early 80's as one of the great slasher movies. It was many years that had gone by in which tons of horror fans had to turn to VHS get a cheap VCR and indulge if they wanted to see this film unless you were lucky enough to catch it another way.
I did just that and still have my VHS copy to this day, but I like many other anxiously awaited its hopeful one day Blu ray or DVD release & it finally came Thank you Arrow Films who have done an amazing job and have gone out of there way and put 110% into bringing you an amazing package. Not only does the film look amazing but the special features all the pics and research they did shows they really care about giving you an amazing product.  The Mutilator tells the tale of a young boy that accidently kills his mother.... Fast fwd years later a group of young kids have decided to party in dads old hang out by the beach where all this happened  & judging by the artwork for the film you can just use your imagination on what happens next. That brings us to the Special FX a lot of people may not know Anthony Showe who is given Top Bill on the VHS Cover for F/X also worked on Chopping Mall, Freddy's Revenge, Satan's Storybook, & Saturday the 14th so the F/X in the Mutilator absolutely delivers. I would recommend picking this up and that any & all horror fans really take a look at Arrow films and what they have to offer, they are really putting out some great stuff.