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Art, Date and Full Details for ‘Rawhead Rex’ 4K Restoration!

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.



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COMMENTS

9 Comments
  • Kyle Cole

    EXCITED!!!!!!

  • Motion Fiction Media

    Damn they did a great job on this

  • Child_Of_Old_Leech

    Was this shot on Craggy Island?

    • Mondo Gecko

      That’d make an interesting crossover

  • Christopher Nickerson

    This movie never got the love it deserved. Yes the Rawhead Rex suit was stiff and not that great, but the movie itself was good and (based on my memory) a fairly faithful adaption of the source material.

  • Bloodkry

    I love this movie. Yes, it’s cheesy and not quite faithful to the book but it’s a blast to watch.

  • Colin Christian

    At last!! When we they release ‘I bought a Vampire Motorcycle”?

  • salaciousb

    Rubberhead Ron!

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Nice. I’ll pick this one up for sure.

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