Last October, Kino Lorber brought George Pavlou’s Clive Barker adaptation Rawhead Rex to Blu-ray for the very first time, boasting a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative. That was a US release, and Arrow Video is gearing up to release their own 4K restoration of the film on May 14 over in the UK.
Arrow announced today that their Rawhead Rex 4K restoration can *now* be streamed over on Amazon Prime through the Arrow Video add-on, which you can get a 7-day free trial for. Here in the States, Kino Lorber’s 4K restoration is also streaming on Prime!
“Adapted for the screen by acclaimed horror writer Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed) from his short story of the same name, Rawhead Rex sees a hulking, ancient demon tearing a bloody swathe across the Irish countryside.”
“When an unsuspecting farmer pulls up a stone column embedded in a barren field, he accidentally unleashes hell by freeing Rawhead Rex – a hulking monster that has been trapped there for thousands of years. With the seemingly unstoppable demon rampaging through the local village, American historian Howard Hallenbeck is faced with the task of putting Rawhead back in the ground for good.
The first of several films to be adapted from Barker’s seminal Books of Blood series, Rawhead Rex has garnered a strong cult following over the years – now clawing its way to the surface in a stunning new 4K restoration from the original camera negative.”