Saturday, 12 April 2014

Scream with delight! Arrow's Theatre of Blood Blu-ray to include a commentary by The League of Gentlemen!

Yes! Yes! Yes! The full specs are in from Arrow Films forthcoming 5 May release on Blu-ray (and DVD) of THEATRE OF BLOOD. Here they are:

  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with The League of Gentlemen, Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith
  • A Priceless Potboiler: Victoria Price discusses Theatre of Blood
  • A Fearful Thespian: an interview with David Del Valle
  • Staged Reaction: an interview with star Madeleine Smith
  • A Harmony for Horror: an interview with composer Michael J. Lewis
  • Original Trailer
  • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by film critic Cleaver Patterson and a reproduction of original press book material, illustrated with original archive stills.
These extras are all fantastic news, and kudos go to Arrow for producing them. But did you know the kinds of extras you see in yellow are now under threat due to reclassification changes by the BBFC in the UK to the Video Recordings Act (VRA), which means increased costs in producing them.

A petition was set up in March and attracted over 3,000 signatures, but the revised VRA has since become law. But you can still make a difference. The next stage is that the BBFC will decide how to change their rules to accomodate the revised VRA. So please use the link below to sign, then forward it to your friends and share on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank You



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