September is Horror Month At Arrow Video

The Sunshine may not be widespread for everyone. Arrow Video isn’t letting things flag in September. They will deliver us the release of a pristine new print of an unsung early slasher; a superb sequel to a 70s horror classic; and a stunning boxset of films from an Italian horror master.

First up is The Prey, one of the most underrated efforts to hail from the slice-and-dice boom, emerging from the VHS wilderness thanks to Arrow, in a brand new 2K restoration from the recently unearthed original camera negative. Filmed in 1979-1980 – making it a contemporary, rather than an imitator, of the likes of Friday the 13th – but not released until 1984, this is a unique woodsy slasher gem ripe for reappraisal in this extras-packed, 40th Anniversary two-disc limited edition!

Then, The Hills Have Eyes Part II, horror master Wes Craven’s hugely entertaining follow-up to his own groundbreaking 1977 shocker The Hills Have Eyes. Made by Craven immediately prior to his smash-hit A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes Part II diverges from the grim tone of its predecessor, in favour of fun action-horror thrills and spills replete with mutants, motorbikes, dog flashbacks and, of course, Michael Berryman!

Finally in September, Macabre Visions: The Films of Mario Bava, a boxset that is a must-have addition to your library. This exclusive collection from Arrow Video gathers together nine films from Bava’s diverse catalogue – including gothic horrors, giallo thrillers and even a real-time crime drama, starring cult actors, including Barbara Steele, Telly Savalas, John Saxon, Edwige Fenech and Boris Karloff. With their virtuoso photography and budget-belying visual effects, the films transcend their unassuming origins and played a vital role in shaping the horror movie as we think of it today. The legendary Bava, who has inspired generations of filmmakers including Scorsese and Del Toro, is given the royal treatment he deserves.

The Prey | Blu-ray | 16 September 2019

Three young couples set off into the mountains for a weekend of climbing, drinking and lovemaking in this slasher treat. Little do they know that they are stumbling into the terrain of a fearsome predator – a wild man, horrifically burned as a child many years ago in a fire which engulfed his gypsy camp and left only him alive. Now he roams the woods in search of his next human prey.


Limited to 3,000 units
Exclusive slipcover featuring original UK home video artwork
Three versions of the feature: Original US Theatrical Cut, International Cut and Composite cut!
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ewan Cant

Brand new 2K restoration of the filmmaker-approved US Theatrical Cut from the original camera negative
Brand new audio commentary with producer Summer Brown
Brand new audio commentary with Amanda Reyes and Ewan Cant
Audio Interview with director Edwin Scott Brown
Brand new on-camera interview with actress Debbie Thureson
Brand new on-camera interview with actress Lori Lethin
Brand new on-camera interview with actor Carel Struycken
Brand new on-camera interview with actor Jackson Bostwick
In Search of The Prey – Ewan Cant and actress Debbie Thureson revisit the original shooting locations in Idyllwild, California
Q&A from Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 with Lori Lethin, Carel Struycken and Jackson Bostwick
Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 Audience Reaction Track
VHS Trailer and TV Spot
Original Script (BD-ROM Content)

Brand new 2K restoration of the International Cut featuring the infamous “gyspy flashback” footage, added at a later date by the producers without the approval of the original filmmakers
Composite Cut combining footage from both the US Theatrical and International Cuts, for the ultimate Prey fan experience!
Extended Outtakes reel – 45 mins of never-before-seen outtakes

The Hills Have Eyes Part II|Blu-ray | 16 September 2019

A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by Rachel, who, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, is a survivor of the cannibal clan which menaced the Carter family several years before in Wes Craven’s cult classic The Hills Have Eyes. Opting to take an ill-advised shortcut across the desert, the busload of youngsters drive straight into the path of the remnants of Rachel’s demented cannibal kin – the menacing Pluto, and a hulking, blood-hungry brute by the name of The Reaper.


Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
Blood, Sand, and Fire: The Making of The Hills Have Eyes Part II – brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with actor Michael Berryman, actress Janus Blythe, production designer Dominick Bruno, composer Harry Manfredini and unit production manager/first assistant director John Callas
Still gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer
6 Postcards
Reversible fold-out Poster
Limited Edition 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes and an archival set visit from Fangoria
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

Macabre Visions: The Films of Mario Bava | Blu-ray | 23 September 2019

The films included in this bravura boxset are Black Sunday, the ground-breaking gothic shocker that defined the Italian horror film; the twisty The Girl Who Knew Too Much, that launched the “giallo” phenomenon; a triple bill of terror with the gruesome anthology Black Sabbath; a further slice of the macabre with the spine-tingling Kill, Baby… Kill!; Bava channeling his inner Agatha Christie with the Ten Little Indians-inspired Five Dolls for an August Moon; the proto-Friday the 13th slasher A Bay of Blood; the twisted and atmospheric Baron Blood; his surreal classic Lisa and the Devil, widely considered to be his masterpiece; and Rabid Dogs, a gritty, frenetic crime thriller that grabs the viewer by the throat and refuses to let go.


High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all films
Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
Alternative cuts of Black Sunday, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Black Sabbath, A Bay of Blood, Baron Blood, Lisa and the Devil and Rabid Dogs
Audio commentaries on every film by Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
Numerous interviews with critics, cast and crew members
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre, a documentary profile of the director, hosted by Mark Kermode and featuring interviews with Joe Dante, John Carpenter and Tim Burton
The Devil’s Daughter, a video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
Multiple introductions by author and critic Alan Jones
Yellow, Semih Tareen’s short film homage to Bava’s cinema
Multiple theatrical trailers and TV spots
Limited edition packaging featuring original theatrical artwork
Collector’s souvenir hardcover book featuring writing by Matt Bailey, Alan Jones, Kier-La Janisse, David Cairns, Tim Lucas, Travis Crawford, Glenn Kenny, Adrian Smith, Jay Slater, Oliver James, Stephen Thrower, Peter Blumenstock and Helen Mullane
And much, much more!

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