Arrow Unleashes Drive-in, Hills, and Slugs on Bluray!

Coming next month, Arrow Video will be releasing 3 special edition blu-rays of three different cult films.

Brian Trenchard-Smith’s futuristic tale of a drive-in theater that is turned into a prison for society’s misfits. Filled with new wave music, amazing stunt work, and all the usual trappings of the Ozploitation genre, this is a entertaining trip back. Just check out these extras:

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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

Of course, everyone knows of Wes Craven’s tale of the cannibal tribes that lives in the rocky hills of the desert in this 1977 film. Such a brutal tale, especially for its time, the Carter family goes head to head with Papa Jupiter and his kin to a fight to the death. Here are the extras for this release:

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* 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

Now the one that I’m real excited about, the highly underrated movie from the same man who gave us Pieces! That’s right…it is Slugs, from director Juan Piquer Simon, or JP Simon as he was known in the states. This film is filled with some amazingly bloody and gory effects that will sate every gorehouse out there. A great little flick for a gathering of horror flick fans! Just take a look at the amazing extras this release will have:

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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

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