We’re still pretty surprised that Kino Lorber has given such a prestigious treatment to George Pavlou’s Clive Barker adaptation Rawhead Rex, but we’re certainly not complaining. The brand new 4K restoration, from the original camera negative, is headed to DVD and Blu-ray this October!
Over on their Facebook today, Kino Lorber showed off all the packaging art and revealed the full release details for this wholly unexpected new offering. The release will feature a limited edition slipcase of the new poster art by Sean Phillips, with reversible art for the case itself.
Special features include:
- Audio Commentary with Director George Pavlou, moderated by Stephen Thrower, the Author of Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents, Murderous Passions;
- The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco and Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
- Interview with Actor Heinrich von Bünau (Rawhead Rex)
- Interview with Actor Ronan Wilmot (Declan O’Brien)
- Interview with SFX/MU Crew Members Gerry Johnston (SFX Supervisor), Peter Mackenzie Litten (SFX Creature Effects), John Schoonraad (SFX Mould Maker) & Rosie Blackmore (Makeup Artist)
- Interview with Cameraman Sean Corcoran
- Interview with Stephen R. Bissette, co-creator of John Constantine, instructor at the Center for Cartoon Studies
- Booklet Essay by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
- Animated Behind-the-Scenes Image Gallery
In the film, released in 1986…
Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex’s cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.
The DVD and Blu-ray arrive on October 17.