1969 Italy / France / West Germany western by Sergio Corbucci, once cut by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray release on 18th May 2020
27th March 2020
The Specialists is a 1969 Italy / France / West Germany western by Sergio Corbucci. Starring Johnny Hallyday, Gastone Moschin and Françoise Fabian.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
2020 Eureka Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th
From Sergio Corbucci , the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists (Gli Specialisti,
aka Drop Them or I ll Shoot) , a thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday ( The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance ).
Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in
Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive
female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend.
Also starring Gastone Moschin ( The Conformist, Caliber 9 ), Françoise Fabian ( Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud s ), and
gorgeously filmed by Dario Di Palma ( The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession ), Eureka Classics is proud to present Gli Specialisti on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration.
BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [First Print Run of 2000 units]
1080p presentation on Blu-ray from an incredible 4K restoration
Restored Italian and French audio options
Rarely heard English dub track
Optional English subtitles
Feature-length audio commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION collector s booklet [First Print Run of 2000 units] featuring new writing by western authority Howard Hughes on both the film, and the "French-western" sub-genre
Is Baron Frankenstein truly dead? That's precisely what he wants the world to think. He's had it up to here with a public that doesn't appreciate the trouble a mad scientist goes
through to snatch good body parts. To carry on his work, he holes up in a place where the possibilities are utterly maddening: a home for the criminally insane! A hand here. A brain there ... true to form, the Baron (Peter Cushing) keeps his gruesome
creation (David Prowse, known for his portrayal of Darth Vader) in stitches in this sixth and final fright fest in Hammer Films' Frankenstein cycle.
1988 UK horror by Harley Cokeliss set for UK Blu-ray release on 25th May 2020 with Arrow promising a Director's Cut
13th March 2020
Dream Demon is a 1988 UK horror by Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss). Starring Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite and Timothy Spall.
The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for 1988 cinema
release and 1989 VHS. Arrow is promising a Director's Cut for 2020 Blu-ray.
UK: The Theatrical Version was previously passed 18 uncut for:
2020 Arrow [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
released on 25th May 2020
A young bride-to-be s anxieties over her upcoming wedding take on a horrifying, demonic form in this underseen 1988 rubber reality shocker from director/co-writer Harley Cokeliss
(Black Moon Rising), starring Timothy Spall and Jemma Redgrave.
As her marriage to decorated war hero Oliver draws near, well-heeled Diana moves into her sprawling new London home where she starts to experience strange and terrifying nightmares.
But are these blood-curdling night terrors merely the symptom of an unsettled mind, or the sign of something far sinister at work? Hounded by a pair of sleazy journalists (Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail), Diana soon crosses paths with American tourist
Jenny, who appears to have a strange connection to the foreboding house and its sinister past.
Long dormant on home media since its original VHS release, Dream Demon - a terrific blend of psychological horror and late 80s practical gore effects -
has at long-last been stirred from its analogue slumber and arrives on Blu-ray, newly-restored from the original camera negative and in a brand new Director s Cut!
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera
negative, supervised and approved by director Harley Cokeliss
Director s Cut and Original Theatrical Version
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed stereo audio
Optional English subtitles
for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new scene-select audio commentary with director Harley Cokeliss and producer Paul Webster
Newly-filmed interview with director Harley Cokeliss
Newly-filmed interview with producer Paul
Newly-filmed interview with actress Jemma Redgrave
Newly-filmed interview with actor Mark Greenstreet
Newly-filmed interview with actor Nickolas Grace
Newly-filmed interview with actress Annabelle Lanyon
Newly-filmed interview with composer Bill Nelson
Foundations of Nightmare: The Making of Dream Demon - contemporary documentary taking a look behind the scenes of the production of Dream Demon, featuring on-set interviews with director
Harley Cokeliss, producer Paul Webster, actors Timothy Spall, Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite, composer Bill Nelson and many more
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and
newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
FIRST PRESSING ONLY!
Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Bilson, author of the Dream Demon novelisation, and director Harley Cokeliss
featuring exclusive newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
Shatter is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action drama by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman (uncredited). Starring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti and Lily Li.
A co-production between Hammer and the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers was cut
by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975. A uncut version is set for 2020 Blu-ray. This was Peter Cushing's last film for Hammer.
The 1975 BBFC cuts were to remove a hook impaling and a man being shot and spitting blood during the dock
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
Hammer Films and The Shaw Brothers come together again for an exciting action film! International assassin Shatter (Stuart Whitman, Crazy Mama, Ruby) completes a contract kill on an
African dictator and heads for Hong Kong to collect his payment. But when he finds himself marked for death in a deadly double-cross, the hit man is hunted through the seedy underworld. Now with the help of a kung fu master (Ti Lung, A Better Tomorrow),
Shatter must take on the international drug syndicate in a final showdown of violence and vengeance! Filmed on location in Hong Kong, Shatter (also known as Call Him Mr. Shatter) was the second and last of Hammer's co-productions with the famed Shaw
Brothers studio (The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires). Cult director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter) was replaced mid-production by producer Michael Carreras who completed this troubled-yet-fascinating action thriller that co-stars
Anton Diffring (Circus Of Horrors) and the legendary Peter Cushing in his final Hammer performance.