Cult filmmaker Jim Van Bebber may be most known for The Manson Family, released in ’97, but he made his debut as a filmmaker ten years prior with Deadbeat at Dawn.
In the low-budget exploitation film, “After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens’ leader’s girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it’s Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist.”
Van Bebber broke the news on Facebook that Arrow Video will be releasing Deadbeat at Dawn on Blu-ray for the very first time next year, in time for its 30th anniversary!
“Very pleased to announce that Deadbeat at Dawn has found it’s new home with the impeccable Arrow Films,” Van Bebber wrote. “[It’s] slated for a 4K transfer from the original A&B rolls (supervised by me) and a long overdue Bluray release on it’s 30th anniversary.”