Fans of modern horror will want to take note of two of 101 Films releases coming this month. The genre bending Spring and Late Phases films finally getting their Blu-Ray release in the UK for the first time.
First up on 16th November Late Phases (2014), also known as Night of the Wolf. A film considered by many critics as an modern masterpiece of the werewolf genre, the film was hit on the festival circuit upon release, including SXSW and London’s FrightFest, and is notable for its outstanding practical creature effects, and a strong central performance from Nick Damici, leading an impressive cast.
After narrowly surviving a savage animal attack, blind war veteran Ambrose discovers that the retirement home he has just moved into is beset by a bloodthirsty werewolf. Steeling himself for the next full moon, Ambrose prepares for the deadliest night of his life and one final battle against the odds.
• Commentary with director Adrián García Bogliano
• FX Featurette
• Making of Featurette
BLU-RAY | HORROR | 18 | UNITED STATES | 2014 | 96 MINUTES | COLOUR | 2.39:1 | ENGLISH
The film is directed by Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes The Devil, Cold Sweat), Starring: Nick Damici (Stake Land), Ethan Embry (First Man), Lance Guest (The Last Starfighter), Tom Noonan (Manhunter).
Late Phases is available on Blu-ray on 16th November 2020.
On 30th November, one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of recent years, SPRING (2014) get’s it’s Blu-ray premiere in the UK. Channelling the films of Richard Linklater by way of H.P. Lovecraft, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s genre-bending horror romance blends stunning locations, bold performances, and a unique visual style. This release includes a reversible sleeve with alternate artwork, extensive archive extras and a new commentary from the directors.
On the run from the law after a bar-room brawl, troubled Evan flees the US to Italy. Arriving completely alone and without a plan, he soon meets the mysterious Louise, and quickly falls in love. But upon discovering that there’s more to her than meets the eye, he must decide just how far he’ll go for love.
• Reversible sleeve
• Director commentary (2020)
• Director commentary (2014)
• The Note
• The Talented Mr Evan
• VFX Case Study
• Proof of Concept
• Alternate Ending
• Angelo, the Worst Farmer in the World
• Wankster Girlfriend Monologue
• Evan Ti Odio
• Promo Videos
• Deleted Scenes
BLU-RAY | HORROR, ROMANCE | 15 | UNITED STATES | 2014 | 109 MINUTES | COLOUR | 1.77:1 | ENGLISH
The film stars Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead), Nadia Hilker (The Walking Dead).