The Mutilator (Arrow Video) Blu-ray/DVD UK/USA

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Release Date: 15th February 2016 (UK) 10th November 2015 (US)
Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD
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Amazon UK £24.99

Synopsis: BY SWORD. BY PICK. BY AXE. BYE BYE.

Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!

When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family’s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago… hasn’t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind…

Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the ‘holy grails’ of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, decidedly gruesome) kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorise a whole new generation of horror fans!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original vault materials of the R-rated and Unrated versions of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • The Mutilator locations visit
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork to be revealed
  • Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film alongside archive articles from Fangoria magazine
  • PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!


DETAILS:
Region:
Free
Rating: TBC
Cat No: FCD1149
Duration: TBC
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Audio: TBC
Discs: 2
Colour

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**THE MUTILATOR FINAL SPECS AND ARTWORK**

As our new transfer of the film bears the original title of FALL BREAK, we thought we’d break with tradition and offer fans not one but two original artworks with this release – because, let’s face it, that FALL BREAK poster is just too good to refuse! Below are the full specs...

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BY SWORD. BY PICK. BY AXE. BYE BYE.

Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had – and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!

When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family’s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fueled few days away with his friends. But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an outboard motor) to grind…

Originally released under the title Fall Break, The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the holy grails of ’80s splatter mayhem due to its decidedly gruesome kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorize a whole new generation of horror fans

Blu-ray is Region: Free

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

· Brand new 2K restoration of the unrated version from original vault materials
· High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
· Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray
· Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
· Introduction to the film with writer-director Buddy Cooper and assistant special make-up effects artist/assistant editor Edmund Ferrell
· Audio Commentary with Cooper, Ferrell, co-director John Douglass and star Matt Mitler
· Audio Commentary with Buddy Cooper and star Ruth Martinez Tutterow
· Fall Breakers: The Story of The Mutilator – brand new feature-length documentary on the making of the splatter classic featuring interviews with Cooper, Douglass, Ferrell, Mitler, actors Bill Hitchcock, Jack Chatham and more
· Mutilator Memories – special make-up effects artist Mark Shostrom looks back at one of his earliest projects
· Tunes for the Dunes – composer Michael Minard reveals how The Mutilator’s unique score was created
· Behind-the-Scenes Reel
· Screen Tests
· Alternate Opening Titles
· Trailers and TV Spots
· ‘Fall Break’ Theme Song (Original and Instrumental Versions)
· Opening Sequence Storyboards
· Motion Stills Gallery
· Original Fall Break Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM content)
· Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks
 
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